The location was about an hour away from us and the route was a nice one. On the way there, we met these guys.
They were just tiny. We hoped Mama Raccoon was close by, ready to give the signal that it was safe.
The location of the car show was a "village" built around ski hills. Here is what ski hills look like in the summer.
Can you see the treeless strips on the side of the hill, past the houses? Husband and I are not skiers, but both our kids have skied here before.
The car show itself was set up in the middle of the "downtown" core of this ski village. We drove past some gorgeous condos and homes set inside the village. There are also hotels and convention centers and many rental places. All of it was neatly kept and very impressive.
In this picture, you can see some of the cars brought for the show, as well as some stores with rental accommodations above and an outdoor patio of a restaurant. You can also see the big long slope on which people were walking up and down the side of the hill. In the summer months, there are tons of mountain bikers who ride down the side of the ski hills on trails. As well, there is also a track you can ride down in little sled-like cars, and a zipline.
As I said earlier, I'm not the car fanatic in our family and car shows can be pretty deadly after the first fifteen minutes of walking around, but this one yesterday was wonderful. I could walk around and look at the shops. There were so many people that people watching could have gone on all day. (And dog watching because a vast number of people brought their dogs). We ended up parked right beside a beautiful car (an Aston Martin) and a lot of people were attracted to it, so I was always entertained.
There are many shops and restaurants.
We also got a text from dear friends who we haven't seen in a while asking if we wanted to come for a visit later, which we did, and it was so good to see them again and have great conversation and a walk around the property. We ended up on their covered back porch each choosing songs from our "youth" to listen to on their newly purchased big Bluetooth speaker they had set up outside (They, like us, are in a very rural setting, so no worries about bothering the neighbours).
Are there any other "long suffering" wives of car guys out there? Although, yesterday didn't involve much suffering in such a lovely surrounding.