Mike, David Adkins, Tim Bowles and I were blessed to be asked to judge the Virginia Poultry Breeders Show in Ruther Glen, VA this past Saturday.
Mike and I headed down on Friday morning making our usual stop in Logan, Ohio at the Old Dutch Buffet for Lunch. We filled Google Maps and it took us thru West Virginia and Maryland on Route 50. Wow was the word, Many curves and turns through the Appalachian mountains but we got there! Thanks to Jeff Shenk for a better way back to Ohio!
We were put up in an old southern Mansion Airbnb that was very nice and a great time for all of us to chat in the parlor before calling it a night and heading back to the show to judge Saturday morning.
Thanks to John Miles, Paul Gilroy and crew for a well run and enjoyable show. We were wrapped up with the judging about 2 pm and it was a beautiful sunny day. I enjoyed my first time judging in Virginia and was at the show years ago in Richmond for the World Cochin Family National.
This fall and winter is stacked up pretty good and I get a week off but Mike is heading to Dalton, GA this Saturday to judge. Then it’s on to the Dixie Classic in Knoxville the next week followed by the ABA National in Shawnee Ok the next week.
I will get back from Shawnee and the following week is the Top of Ohio Pigeon Show. We get a couple weeks off and it’s off to the Florida Sunshine Classic the first weekend in January. I also head out to Lodi, California at the end of January to judge the Pacific Poultry Breeders Show.
This hobby keeps me very busy and I do enjoy traveling all over to meet people and see different birds.
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and will be back on here after the Holiday!