Jun 25, 2011

An Unexpected Adventure - Big Ticket Festival

It actually started on Thursday afternoon.

We looked outside our window and found several dozen cars parked out on one of the grass strips of the airport, in between the hangars. There were buses driving in and out of the airport, making wide turns, and lots of noise.


Once we investigated, we realized that everyone was parking there for the Big Ticket festival going on at the fairgrounds here in town. We had forgotten about it, since we weren't planning on spending bookoo bucks on tickets to stand in the rain, cold, and mud for hours.

Although, rocking out to Skillet, Toby Mac, and Newsboys did have its draw...

Yesterday was the same thing, on a bigger scale. They now had three grass fields roped off for cars to park, and buses running all day between here and the fairgrounds.


We didn't really think much of it all day. Until they brought in the lights.

Big, towering lights that can illuminate whole cities. They had 4 of them.


This one was aimed right at our bedroom window.

Later on after dinner (recipe later!), we decided to go for a walk. There we met the people in charge of parking all of those cars. We had nothing else to do, so we just stood around talking with them.

Eventually, we found ourselves directing traffic, helping people find their cars, dancing around on the taxiways, and just being silly with the other volunteers. We even parked 2 airplanes that were out carrying the students from the camp still going on.

We had a great time, but it was COLD! The temperature kept dropping with every passing minute. I finally gave up and ran inside the house for some warmer clothes...


What can I say?

...

We also learned that peoples' driving IQ seems to deteriorate the later it gets.

I mean, how hard is it to drive between the big, orange, reflective cones to the exit?

And if two girls wearing reflective vests, holding flashlights, standing by a giant light are directing you to drive down a road lined with traffic cones... they're not trying to lead you into the pit of some terrible beasty to be murdered, they're just directing you towards the exit.

It was 2am by the time we finished and were able to retreat to the warmth of our house. We were tired and cold, but we had a good time. At least we got out of the house and got to help with something fun.

Adventure, even small adventures, can appear at any time. You just have to be willing to accept it as an adventure and run with it!

I think everything is an adventure...

Have you ever had an unexpected adventure? I'd love to hear about it!

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