Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lovely Florida Weekend

This was one of those lovely Florida weekends that we cherish. On Saturday we attended the "Will McLean Music Festival". This is an annual event held at a youth ranch about a 30 minute drive from Weeki Wachee. It is a three day gathering of folk musicians, many who camp on the property during the festival. We always try to go on Saturday. The festival has three stages and there is continuous music on all the stages with featured performers changing every 30 minutes.

We arrived shortly after noon on a day filled with sunshine and temps in the 80's. The first group we heard was "Mindy Simmons and Hot Pockets". They sang a beautiful song titled "Love in the Water" and one called "Ain't Florida Neat".

For the next seven hours we enjoyed  talented musicians of every age. 
We were very impressed with a brother and sister duo called "Promenade Action". 
We also enjoyed "The Anderson Brothers". 

On Sunday we enjoyed "Art in the Park" in Brooksville. It is a juried show with over 130 artists displaying there work in a beautiful outdoor setting. There were also crafts like these beer bottle night lights.
We had a light lunch at "Coney Island".

After lunch we drove to Inverness to attend a huge book sale that they hold each spring in an auditorium. Here's a pic of some of the books that we purchased at bargain prices. 
This evening we had planned to drive over to Pine Island Beach and have John participate in the twice a month drum circle that takes place as the sun sets. Unfortunately, when we arrived there we discovered there were no available parking places remaining. So this evening I built a campfire and John played his drum, harmonica, and spoons. After awhile Mary and John went back inside the house and I remained by the fire listening to Marianne McPartland's Piano Jazz on npr.

Just a beautiful and relaxing weekend in Florida.


Dewey said...

Nice photo review again. Seems you had a fine day. Nice pile of books too. See you Tuesday

L Belensz said...

I feel more relaxed just thinking about your day down there. Ahhhh...