Thursday, September 24, 2009

Walnut Valley Festival

This is our annual festival. It's probably the biggest outside music festival in Kansas. Mostly music I'd call Americana: bluegrass, folk, celtic, singer/songwriter, etc. Good mix. We probably missed a couple in the last two decades or so. Kids went in diapers thru high school and loved it. If they weren't grown and on their own in other States they would still be attending. Didn't camp this year, though. Traditions change. I just love the fresh food smells and constant music from the four stages and campgrounds, strolling through craft booths and meeting old friends. If I had more time I'd try harder to get into jams. Plenty of them but I like to see the stage acts first and for a one day visit there just isn't enough time.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wheelbarrow Workout

Too much yard work lately! Just no time for fun stuff. The grass needs to slow down someday. Maybe when the snow flies. I have a bike ride in a couple weeks with a brother and my daughter and her boyfriend. Happens every Fall. That's one reason I do like this cooler season. Things to do outside.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Brian's Wedding

Finally finished my journal for Brian's wedding. Whatta weekend! Going down a day early seemed like it would have kept things at ease, but we were busy the whole time. Neat to see all the family coming together for the occasion, as it's a 5-9 hour drive for our side of the family. All went well. Brian and Michelle both like live music so we had plenty, with the two dads contributing (brought me joy). I also got to jam with their college friends at Bee Tree Park in the evening. Still doesn't seem like he's old enough to be a married man, but he's no younger than I was at the time.