But...Jay and I headed up to Estes for the weekend anyway! Jay volunteered (I mean...I volunteered him) to help out with the stages on Friday morning. It gave us the opportunity to walk around the festival without the mass insanity that usually occurs on Saturday and Sunday.
Since I was not competing, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and the scenery, and went horseback riding!
|Mom and I before the ride|
|We saw a bear while on our ride!|
|refreshments after a long ride!|
On Sunday, we headed back to the festival. I helped out back stage, making sure that all the small girls and boys got to the right stage, on stage and off stage. Its always fun to see the tiny kids (11 and under) have so much fun at the competitions. There was one tiny dancer that was only 3 years old! While she was pretty much the cutest thing under the sun... I think it was a bit early for her to be competing.
The afternoon was the "big kids" competition. Which would normally be when I compete... but not this year. However, I did stick around to help Miss Stacey with her hair and make-up. Luckily, Stacey trusts me to get her stage ready....because I love, love, love getting people ready.
I am sad I missed the competition, but I knew that physically, it would be pushing myself too much...and could possibly injure myself. But, there are many more competitions to come... Octoberfeis in just a few weeks!!