Monday, August 24, 2015

The celebrating continued....

Little Munchkin's birthday wasn't the only celebration of a recent week-end.  The Husband and I celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary as well!

We made a visit to Barter Theater in Abingdon, VA for a Sunday night performance of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.  Not being regular listeners of NPR, this was a learning experience for us!  The show we saw was actually a taping that will be aired on NPR the second week-end in October.  

Guests who performed included Whiskey Gentry, Nellie McCay, Gretchen Peters, JD Souther, and Wayne Henderson.  It was quite an opportunity and a full evening!  You can see on the marquee that the show began at 7:00.  Well, it was 10:00 before it was over!  

We were given permission to take pictures - without a flash - during the performance; however, this trusty iPad just wouldn't pick up images.:-(  I will be referring to this occasion at some point in the future.  If you are in an area that is served by NPR, and if you are a fan of the type of music for which the artists I mentioned are known, this is a program you won't want to miss!

I may say that JD Souther and Nellie McCay have a new fan!  We were already acquainted with Wayne Henderson, a guitar maker of note, as we have toured his place of business a couple of years ago on a More Than A Vacation trip.  I believe a CD or two came home with us that time and became a treat under the Christmas tree.:-)  

Abingdon is a familiar place to visit as I worked and lived there for two years a number of years ago, and there are still friends in the area.  It is really a wonderful area for a trip you might want to consider.

On another note, I am optimistic that we now have a better functioning Internet connection.  We will see.:-)  

Have a good week!


  1. Abingdon is quite a unique city to visit, as it is near I-81, with all the convenience that such proximity provides, yet just a couple of blocks into town, you have a lovely old city that still contains much of the flavor of its beginnings. Barter Theater is known for its professional productions, and I'm sure this was no exception! I will echo your sentiments that this is a marvelous place to visit. Happy to know you have a good internet connection now, too! You certainly waited long enough for them to find out how to fix it! Have a great day, Sister!

  2. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you had a fun entertaining time!

  3. Happy Anniversary!!! I think that sound like a perfect way to spend it. I am so glad your internet is finally working. I hope it keeps going.

  4. Sounds great! Happy Anniversary! Have fun and enjoy the day!