Well, it’s hard to believe that I am still posting every day this week considering how crazy my life is right now! My youngest son is in baseball playoffs, and we move my oldest son into his residence at college this Sunday. Plus the day before yesterday we had the big “how much is it going to cost?” orthodontist appointment for Daniel and college orientation for Bryan, so my husband went with Daniel and I went with Bryan. The only good thing is that I am so busy I haven’t had time to cry yet, but trust me Sunday will not be good :(.
So, please forgive me for still posting pictures of the CNE, but I just have to keep going with the flow right now until I have more time to sit back and think about some new and interesting blog posts.
As I mentioned in a previous post, the CNE is not just rides and games, which to me is what makes it so worth the money. They have some of the most unique competitions that I have ever seen. One that really fascinated me this year was the International Sand Sculpting Competition. Each competitor worked with 10 tons of sand from which they created their own indigenous sculpture within a six day time frame. The six competing countries this year were: Belgium, Canada, Holland, Ireland, Italy, and the United States. Here are photos of what they looked like the day we were there, but keep in mind that they were still works in progress at this point. It was incredible to watch them work – their talent was amazing!!
This last photo is the sculpture from Holland which was the winner of the competition. She was only starting here, and the finished work (which I saw on the internet) was just beautiful!