Walton Mountain Annual Celebration


This was my first craft show and so worth it! The weather, people, and food were so worth the effort. It was small and intimate but we had a blast! My sales were minimal (no internet, no ATM) but covered expenses :). We travel up to this area about six times a year and this time I thought it would be a perfect time to get my feet wet. My son went with me and we enjoyed relaxing fun watching people meander and eat; and watching kids play with walking stilt wooden poles that another vendor was selling. Met people from all over VA and PA including a couple from here in Hampton Roads! Best part was watching people drive a simulated drunk driving course using special goggles and then take a field sobriety test!

We are a retired military family and we have learned to be efficient, organized and quick. Set up time -20 minutes from pulling the truck in to unloading to setting up to parking the truck in its designated spot! But we did not have a flawless day. For all our military precision, we failed in the area of communication! First, I communicated the wrong weekend to my hubby who ended up having to work. Second, I asked hubby to get me some change for my cash box. When I made my first $20 sale is when I noticed there was only coins in the cash box (no paper money). I could not call and ask what happen as we had no cellular service. After talking with our coordinator Cathy is when we realize today would be a cash only day and the nearest bank (which is closed on Saturdays) is halfway down the mountain. So I must send my son, who is a flat-lander in every sense of the word, down the mountain to find an ATM and get change. Bless his heart, mission accomplished flawlessly. So, now you are still wandering how I got just coins in my cash box. After musing this over and over in my mind, I realized that I got exactly what I asked for -CHANGE! I was not specific about what change or how much. My hubby does coins better then Ebenezer Scrooge! He will pull over in traffic to pick up a coin!

When we arrived home home, we talked about he trip and laughed over the coin/change incident. My cash box is ready to go for my next craft show at the Fraternal Order of Police in Virginia Beach! Come on out if you can.



Author: Pure and Lovely Gifts

Trained Communications Professional; Called Caregiver to parents. Living intentionally while encouraging the hearts of others.

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