Upon entry the Expo Center was filled with positive and bubbly vitality. As we passed by the live group Zumba class, two energetic hostesses greeted and graced us with a map and tote bag for acquired swag. We kicked off our journey with a visit to my personal favorite mobile kitchen, KunFusion Kulinary, SLO’s ultimate food truck. The creative genius and owner, Lori Nunes, shared her most gracious hospitality while dishing out legendary fish tacos with lime, cilantro, chipotle aioli and cherry tomatoes.
As we continued through the ins and outs of the counties finest health and fitness vendors my husband and I learned about organic dog food, local exercise facilities, spirituality and more herbal and preventative health remedies than one could ever imagine. There were interested and disinterested vendors, most of whom offered a parting gift. Other vendors made an impression with their unique product mix such as the oxygen bar and hyperbaric chamber.
One thing I really admired about the event was that everyone was there in pursuit of the same ambition. The organic energy and collective mindset gave the Expo Center a warm glow. A sense of community not easily described, but fully tangible.
As we exited through the balloon arc and classic, “See you next year!” sign, I stopped to look back. You most certainly will.