Saturday, May 06, 2006
Ham and Yam Festival
Although thunderstorms and rain were predicted for today's festival, the day turned out to be glorious! Sunshine, small breeze, and HOT! I sketched Charles' hand on the steering wheel as HE drove us there.
My husband was asked to sing for a friend's church at the Festival, so we set out early this morning to drive the 80 miles to Smithfield (YES--AGAIN!). We got there in plenty of time, and i was able to check in with my former technician who opened up a truly fabulous bookstore ... such ambiance ... coffee, desserts, books, and her cheerful company!
The stage Charles was going to use was having a bit of technical difficiult with speakers and mikes, but it was resolved finally, and he could sing. He sure did a GREAT job and attracted a lot of folks to this part of the festival. (Some day my sketches of Charles will REALLY look like him -- SIGH!)
After his singing, we made our way to the other venues. I had a fantastic!! chair massage -- I almost fell asleep! Found some neat cloth books for the grands, ate some sweet potato fries, home-made ice cream, ice cream dots (!) and found a really terrific jean with pockets and belt pocketbook for my daughter-in-law for mother's day.
It was FUN!
On the 80 mile return trip home, we did some grocery shopping and wound up needing a nap when we got home.
So glad the weather held and the event was successful!