Sunday, August 05, 2007

Pickin' in the Park

Well, I'm pleased to say that our vacation is going imminently better than the "umbrella over the fire" incident of last weekend! We made it to the mountains of North Carolina and have really enjoyed relaxing in our house by the river. Friday night, we went into Canton, a small town near our house. Local musicians gather at the county park there on Friday nights and play folk/blue grass music together during the summer months. There is a stage area and clogging teams perform to some of the live music. Under other pavilions around the park, groups of locals gather and have impromptu jam sessions of their own. One man even had an old-time bass made out of a washtub, tree limb, and string. It reminded me of the old barn dances that you used to read about. Everyone getting together to just "visit a spell" and enjoy some great music. If you ever find yourself in Canton, North Carolina on a Friday night, stop by and be sure to bring your dancing shoes!

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