Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Bluegrass Festival....

WHAT A BLAST!!!!! We had a wonderful time at the BG Festival! It was a portrait of wonderful music, amazing people, cold beer, and great conversation. Leigh and I had to go back and forth from camp and the house, but we had a splendid time. Wednesday night we got out there around 8:00 and got to meet AnnaMaries bestfriend, Carrie. What an amazing woman! We all immediately clicked and talked most of the evening. We also got to see the WONDERFUL Ms. Dottie!! My goodness, is there a more genuine soul than Ms. Dottie? I would have to say NO! She is a breath of fresh air and it was a great feeling to know we get to see her for another week! Timothy was also at camp, he had flown in from Chicago and even though we met him briefly last year, it was nice to know we were actually going to get hang out with him this year. Leigh and I didnt camp that night, but we did stay until around 12:00.

Thursday we got to camp around 8:30 and we decided to stay that night, which was such a nice feeling, to know that when we got tired we just got to crawl in tents and fall asleep, all the while listening to the odd conversations still taking place at camp. Thursday night was much more low key than Wednesday night, I would say, the word hangover would definitely come to mind, but we still had a great time.

Friday was WET, but fun! It rained and stormed until around midnight, but we all weathered through. We sat in the wonderful kitchen that hung in there through the storm. It had only one mishap, but everyone sprung to action and fixed it and we were right back under it, eating BOILED PEANUTS!!! Yep, you read that right, Ms. Dottie made boiled peanuts and they were PERFECT!!! After the weather finally broke, Josh, made a great fire (thanks honey), and we all sat around and recounted on the evening.

Saturday was the final night of festival and we had an eventful time! We got to camp, each grabbed a beer and AnnaMarie got out her guitar and it was so soothing and relaxing. It was as if everything at camp was so perfect. I must say the best song the group did was "Asshole"!! When Bret launched into the solo, it couldnt have been more perfect!! We actually got to hear it twice,and I could have heard it 20 times more, it was a hilarious song for the group. Most of us ventured up to the main stage and sat out on a blanket, with our drinks and listed to the world known "Seldom Scene" close out the night! They were so good, and it was a perfect ending to a wonderful 4 days. We all returned to camp and enjoyed our last night of great friendship around the campfire.

I want to give a quick thanks to Roy and Anna for including us in this family tradition! It is an experience I will always hold dear to my heart and will look back on with great fondness.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Masterson Station Park, Sushi and SATC….

Leigh and I had an exciting weekend. We got up early Saturday morning to beat the heat and loaded up all three of the horses and went to Masterson Station Park and had a wonderful time. The horses did so good, and it was so nice to get them off the farm and ride in an open area. Rebo, our seasoned man, was perfect as usual, and Dually and Drifter did very well. They seem to really enjoy being in a new place. It was a wonderful morning!

That evening, Leigh, Paul, Josh and I, met Robbie and Sarah at Tomo for sushi. I could eat sushi everyday and it was a great treat, then the girls all ordered a cosmo because we were going to see Sex and The City! The movie was great and I have to give Josh credit, he isn’t a fan, but sat through it anyway (I am pretty sure I have to see Indiana Jones as a trade off). I think we all enjoyed it.

This week Leigh and I have lots going on and I couldn’t be more excited! The Bluegrass Festival starts on Wednesday night and we are going to have such a wonderful time with everyone. Everyone already set up their tents, and Leigh and I will be going out tomorrow night to hang out, but we cant stay, since we have to work. But we will be out there on Friday and Saturday night, with quick trips back to the house to check on the dogs. We are lucky that we live so close to the Horse Park. There is nothing better than spending time with wonderful friends, beautiful music and a campfire! Bring on the festival!!