Saturday we attended a chili cook-off. I love chili and had been looking forward to this event for a long time. The event was held in Sedalia, a tiny community in the mountains of Bedford County. The scenery here is spectacular.
The leaves, still pretty, must have been at their peak last weekend.
We tasted and tasted and narrowed our favorites down to three.
This year the crowd was huge! Several competitors were out of chili by 2:30 which was sad because the event lasted until 5 pm.
One of my students was competing along with his family. Isn’t he cute?
You can see in this picture that the trees on the mountains have already shed their leaves. I used to do a training run on the mountain that you see behind me in this picture. One of these days I’d like to get in condition to do that run again.
The chili cook-off was a fun Saturday event. I don’t know who won, but we both voted for this guy who was one of our top three. He ran out of chili early in the competition, so I doubt that he won, but his was super good. He’ll be at another competition at the lake next weekend, so maybe he’ll win there.
When we were leaving we saw these cuties in a car and had to stop to say hello. I am not a dog person at all, but if I could have a dog that wears bows, I just might like that.
All that chili tasting really put me in a fall frame of mind. There’s nothing like chili on a cool fall day!