Friday, June 13, 2008

More Galax, VA

On Wednesday, we sat around and took life easy. We even played a little par-3 golf. That evening, I drove to Independence, VA for the weekly old-time jam at the city courthouse. We played outside in a gazebo and had about 14 musicians playing. There was one young man named Marlon who was a real whiz on the fiddle. I had a fun time!

On Wednesday and Thursday, members of the Sams-O-Wake RV club arrived and set up for this month's rally at Deer Creek RV Park near Galax. Timing was perfect this year as Galax is holding it's annual Leaf and String Festival in the downtown area on Friday and Saturday. We went to town with most of the club on Friday. Lots of local artists and vendors have taken over four blocks of Main Street and there is old-time and bluegrass music being played everywhere. I had the opportunity to play with some of the locals at the old-time jam tent.

The highlight of the day for Susan was having a chance to meet P. Buckley Moss, a renowned artist, who specializes in Amish and nature related paintings. Susan bought a copy of her autobiography and she gladly autographed it to Susan. Amazingly, we found that she is taking the same Mediterranean cruise on the same ship that we are taking in September, but she's going a few months later. She asked us to send her pictures of our trip when we get back. A very nice lady.

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