There's honestly so much happening at AQHA's birthday-bash event in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, that I didn't begin to see or do it all yesterday. So I'll have plenty of exploring to do yet today.
Of course, that means I will have to tear myself away from the luxury of the living-quarters Sundowner trailer I'm staying in on the grounds. Right now, I'm kicked back on the tooled-leather-look sofa, sipping a cup of French roast coffee brewed right here in my borrowed weekend castle, listening to some Nashville sound on the FM stereo and cozying up against the sound of rain on the roof.
Ah yes, the rain...just no getting around it, and for better or worse, a whopping rain event is visiting middle Tennessee at the same time as QuarterFest. This is no big deal to someone who lives in the Northwest, however--you just dress accordingly and go on about your day. The event organizers here are coping just as readily.
In fact, when I was at the AQHA booth yesterday to meet and talk with prospective journalists, I caught a glimpse of the "in case of rain" manifesto that had been prepared ahead of time. The outdoor clinics have been moved to indoor venues, and with the size of the coliseum complex and other under-cover areas, not much of a beat's been missed.