Two feet high and risin'"Johnny Cash
This past Sunday, I did the Crafts in the Park show in Westwood, NJ with my friend Eda of Two Sweet Mamas. Although the skies were overcast and rain was predicted, we were optimistic that the rain would hold off until the show was over. At first it seemed our optimism was justified. The sun started peaking out and people started coming to the fair. All in all, things were looking pretty good.
There were little showers off and on as the day went by. Then just around 3 o'clock we started to see some really dark clouds rolling in. The wind started picking up. Then we heard thunder. We looked at each other and said "time to pack it up." Just as we finished getting all of our dresses and aprons packed away, the skies opened up. I mean it poured buckets. It was like being underwater.
Water started streaming off of everyone's tent. We were surrounded by waterfalls.
Then the water started pooling on the sidewalks.
Eventually, we were standing in a lake. At one point, my boots had filled up with water.
Other vendors, unfortunately were not so lucky and a few tents were blown over and mangled. Although as far as I know, no one was hurt.
While I have been at other outdoor show's with rain and even high winds, I have never experienced any thing like this. It was a vivid reminder of the power of nature. While I can't really say I enjoyed the experience, I found being outside in this storm both frightening and thrilling. I will admit, however, once was enough.
Have a fun day!