Today we all went to the Cal Poly Pumpkin Festival and the Insect Fair. This is the second year I've been to Cal Poly for our pumpkin, but my first visit to the insect fair. Last year Jason and I went to the pumpkin patch, grabbed a pumpkin and headed home. It was all business. Today we decided to enjoy it more and actually make a DAY of it. Since Mom's birthday was on Thursday, I thought it might be a fun "day out" sort of thing to do. What is more fun than watching grandbabies and picking out pumpkins? I can't imagine much. Today was a beautiful sunny day and Bryan had the day off and was able to go as well.
Now the insect fair is a completely different matter. It was so absolutely disgusting and gross. I had the willies the whole time I was there. You see, when I look at insects like this one
I try and imagine that it is real and alive and I am in the jungle somewhere encountering THAT bug! In my mind I'm walking along and THAT ugly thing is flying past my head or hanging out on some tree. Bbbbbbbb!! Just writing this and thinking this thought is making me get the willies at the computer. And just so you know, the picture size is accurate. That is the actual size of that bug.
Here is a very tame display.
Of course there were some very stunning butterflies, but of course whenever I see a dead beautiful butterfly I am reminded of this Gary Larson cartoon: