Using my best cheerleader/game-show-host voice, I hopped on the mini-bus full of strangers and asked, "Who's super pumped to be going to the Garden Show?!" They looked at me like I was from Mars.
One lady, in her retirement years said dryly, "You don't get out much, do you?"
I don't. And even more infrequently is getting out without three kids in tow.
I love going to the Arkansas Garden and Flower Show. There's a little something for everyone. (Kids get in free.) It's not just live flowers and garden tools. You'll find power tools, sweets, wine and soaps there as well. Every year I learn something new. My favorite is probably the UofA Extension booth where I feasted upon how to grow edible mushrooms and seeing aquaponics in action.
One surprise for me today was finding praying mantis egg sacks for sale. I've done zero research on them (but will in coming days since I'm now the owner of some.)