Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dancing in the rain

A few weeks ago, we were invited to participate in "Art in the Park" today on the beautiful Fundy Trail Parkway, just passed St Martins. Knowing that Hurricane Bill could be messy in our area today, we were told that if the weather was bad that the sale would be held in the Interpretive Center at the end of the Parkway. We packed up the SudsMuffinMobile with our favourite SudsMuffin products (and la familia SudsMuffin) and headed out for the 90 minute trek. When we arrived at the park, we were informed that the sale had been postponed until the following weekend due to the weather, which at that time was just a fair drizzle.

The Park attendant said that there was going to be a concert later that day in the Interpretive Center and that we were still welcome to go set up in there. So we decided that after driving all that way we would go and see what was going on. The folks at the Center apologized for not letting us know in advance that the event had been postponed but they welcomed us with enthusiasm and made us feel right at home. (The free coffee was nice).

We set up our display and waited for people to arrive. Although the crowd was small, we had a successful sales day nevertheless. Our MiniMuffin even got to view a huge tidal surge, safely of course. Moreover, there was a great deal of buzz created by our presence and many people are awaiting our return for the sale next week. This just goes to show you that when the weather isn't perfect, you just have to learn to dance in the rain.

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