On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Friday Fun, Food and Friends

WARNING!!! Lots of pictures here! Blue skies and Bluegrass are linking up with Jeanne at Backyard Neighbor for Blue Monday.

Friday morning we had a rain shower and a forecast of 80% chance of thunderstorms, so we weren't sure if we would get to attend the Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival that night or not. 

But YAY, the gray skies turned blue leaving some beautiful puffy clouds so we were able to go after all. 

The festival is an annual activity held in the Farmers' Branch Historical Park, which is a beautiful park with huge trees, with many old buildings from the past. The nice thing is the Festival is free, parking is free, shuttle is free, food will cost you! But gee, isn't that a pretty fantastic and rare deal? We really didn't need the burgers or corn dogs, funnel cake or fried pies, tornado potatoes or kettle popcorn, did we? Of course we did! 

A pretty good crowd had already gathered when we arrived.

Grilling up burgers for everybody.

Puttin' the fixin's on that burger.

Alice and Fred with a place in the October sun

Love me some bluegrass music.
"Play me some mountain music!
Like Grandma and Grandpa used to play.
Play some back-home, come-on music
That comes from the heart.
Play something with lots of feelin',
'Cause that's where music has to start."

A Victorian house taken from Gainesville, Texas

An old church. We attended a church that
looked similar to this when I was a little girl.
Maybe that's how we know this is an "old" church!

It had wooden pews just like this,
maybe a little more worn and not so shiny.

Schoolhouse complete with bell in front

and outhouse to the side of the school!
My Grandma had one similar to this up the hill a ways from the house.
My sister and I had some nice, private talks there.
We must have been bored or weird or something!

Alice and I stopped at the Victorian house porch
for a brief visit.

Cute little caboose

My Friday night date 

A lovely sunset 

And the hayride shuttle back to our car.

Good times!


Melanie said...

What a great day! I love bluegrass and the old buildings are amazing. I love to prowl around places like that. Cades Cove, in the Smoky Mtn National Park has an old church with old pews just like the one pictures. It still is in use too. Thanks for sharing your day.

Visits With Mary said...

Great pictures of a great day!!

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day. I love all the old buildings and the pictures of you and friends. Now that song will be running through my head for the rest of the day...and I can almost smell that grill!! Have a blessed Sunday- xo Diana

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a great day you had. Love that the sky cleared so you could go. So many interesting things to see and what a glorious sunset!

Terri D said...

What a fun time you had with your date and good friends! I would have loved going with you!! :)

Joy Junktion said...

Looks like a very fun outing, Connie! Hope you enjoy a beautiful week ahead! Cindy xo

LV said...

A perfect way to spend quality time together and have fun.

Ann said...

What a fun trip for October!!! Love music festivals and all the great food.

Jeanne said...

Nonnie, I love this post so much. I felt like I was there. Love me some Bluegrass music too, and there was so much more to this festival. Great photos that told the story of your wonderful time. There was not too many photos. Great big smile here.
Happy Blue Monday and thank you for the lovely comment about our grandson.