Jump to content
kjwarnold

CTCA Centennial Travel Update

Recommended Posts

kjwarnold

For any of you traveling to the CTCA Centennial at Purina Farms today or tomorrow, be aware that we are having severe weather with heavy rain and flooding.  I-44 that leads to Purina Farms is/may be closed in places and traffic is being re-routed.  You can check MODOT travel updates via http://www.modot.org/?stop_mobi=yes.

Safe travels to you and good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Corn Niblet

I hope they do not have to cancel the event!   I am  getting a little worried at this point.:(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bradl

Me too. Canceling would be a surprise and a blow. Some folks have been on the road for three and four days! Cairn people are terriers at heart so I'd imagine pretty much no matter what the show will go on to the extent possible, given the circumstances on the ground. The problem for the earthdogs will be did anyone remember to pack snorkels!

18156886_10155411701574642_143473509688907987_n.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Pepper Bug's Mom

Thanks for updating!!! I wanted to go so bad!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kjwarnold

I-44 is closed for a good stretch through Missouri and MODOT says it might be closed until mid-week.  That's a major highway through the state so I'm sure traffic is a nightmare.  A friend is chair of the local show over the weekend (after the Centennial) and has been coordinating with them.  

Purina Farms has a great indoor facility so they'll be set for some of the events. There's talk of bringing in pumps to get the water out of the earthdog tunnels!  Too bad we don't still have Packy.  He'd just say, "I've got this, Mom!" and swim through the tunnels to get the rats.  I haven't heard anything about cancelling though.  You know, the show must go on!

Yeah, I really wish we could go but I can't see it happening.  My Dad has a PET-scan on Thursday and we need to be here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Pepper Bug's Mom

The CTCA 100th Celebration Facebook page is full of fun photos, etc.!!! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kjwarnold

That's a great photo!  Lots of fun pics from the all-Cairn agility yesterday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hheldorfer

Is Dock Diving an event in the competition?  Never heard of this before!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bradl

Yup, it's included. Cairns are not your typical dock-diving dog like the water retrievers, but some do enjoy it. Doogie must be the "Life Cereal Mikey" of Cairns. He'll try  *anything*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kjwarnold

Oh, how I wish Packy was still with us for the dock diving!  That boy could launch himself into the water like a rocket.  And he had great form, all stretched out for maximum distance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Corn Niblet

I had the time of my life at the "Top twenty invitational" dinner last night. It was fun to watch, the dinner was great, and I got to meet so many nice people!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kjwarnold

The reviews of the event have been so great!  My friend (also our breeder) said it was amazing and almost overwhelming, with so many Cairns.  Gosh, I wish we could have been there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Corn Niblet

Our breeder friend was with us at most of the events, It took him 12 hours to get here due to flooding and road closures. It should have been a 4 and 1/2 hour trip!  I have never seen so many different cairn terrier colors. The whole thing was a great experience and I learned a lot. The committee members were so helpful to me in making sure I received my commemorative chronicles. (when I was there, they were not and when they were there I wasn't) I finally got them the last night. Such a beautiful book to have.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


CairnTalk.net

A meeting place and online scrapbook for Cairn Terrier fanciers.

Disclaimers

All posts are the opinion and responsibility of the poster.

Post content © the author.

×