We are all amused and bemused by our transportation. Thankfully, my travelling assistant is 22 and was able to enlighten us. We were apparently travelling by way of "party bus"....something used to ferry high school and college kids to prom nights and other big events. The metal table is set up so that they can play "beer pong"...apparently a competitive sport involving ping pong balls and cups of beer.
As one of my colleagues pointed out, we were in the middle of a teachable moment.
Today, we are off to one of the big annual events. It is the final day of the National Western Stock Show, so I expect to see a lot of cows!