Sunday, January 18, 2009

manitoba and back

some fellow classmates and Agriculture friends and I headed to Winnipeg Thursday night for a intercollegiate multi species judging competition(Sorry Aunty Sherry, no coats!) We rented a 15 seater van dubbed the hutterite wagon and loaded it with 12 people (4 girls, 8 boys) Had a couple of DD's and the rest of us partied all the way to Winnipeg. Had a blast. Got into our hotel at 3 in the morning then up at 7 to head to the competition. It was -30 and we were in an un heated riding arena for most of the competition. We were pretty bummed that all of the cattle classes backed out at the last minute, but we still had horses, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, canola, forages, a species animal and plant ID quiz, and a wine tasting/judging class as the mystery class. Was soooo much fun. That ended around 1 so while the boys went to Cabello's us girls went to the hotel to shower and nap. Went to the judging banquet and had an awesome dinner of perogies, meat balls, and so on and won a ton of ribbons at the awards ceremony. We then went back to the hotel and got ready and partied till we went to the Eat your Hat social hosted by the U of M aggies. There was a great live band,1000 people, We did tons of two stepping, and yes ate hats (5$ got you a cheap hat, you took bites out then spit it on the floor, that much fibre is bad for us monogastrics!) Partied there till they kicked us out then went back to the hotel. 11 people in 2 hotel rooms = 3 people per bed so at least we were warm! Woke up and left Winnipeg around 10 am and headed back to Saskatoon. It was such a fun weekend and great to get away from the estrogen loaded environment that is the vet school and hang with the guys. I then spent Saturday night and all day today doing homework and catching up from the missed day on Friday. It was worth playing hooky. Onto another week! Gosh being a student is hard..... jk. I so love what I am doing and loving school.

The Bus ride down
Cleaning up at the judging competition

Eat your hat social!

2 comments:

Heather said...

Sounds like you had a blast! I always say 3 bodies are better than 1;-) Ahh my college days...to go back and do it again!

fernvalley01 said...

Sounds like a great time . Just what you needed to cut loose and relax. No coats huh? I guess I might just have to go buy one (gasp!)