We spent a beautiful Saturday (sorry, people on the East Coast) at the Orton Park music festival on the East Side. One of the performers, a folk musician named Tim Eriksen who did a lot of work on the music for the movie Cold Mountain, led a shape note singing in the morning that we attended, and we stayed for his set and two other bands in the afternoon.
|Tim Eriksen: Plays the banjo. Looks like a pirate. Big in Serbia.|
In the evening we went to an enchilada dinner to support Team in Training. Unfortunately for them it wasn't well attended (although they did raise $1400), but fortunately for us that meant we went home with two door prizes- a $10 gift card to Starbucks and a $15 gift card to the Essen Haus- so we actually recouped the cost of dinner.
Sunday was chill. I read a huge chunk of The Girl Who Played with Fire and think I saw a bat on the side of the grocery store???
This is a hugely busy week at work because we have a grant that has to be ready to go out on Friday. But then we get to relax with a 3-day weekend. Yay! We have no plans thus far.
Locals, what should we do on the last official weekend of summer? Is everything going to be totally packed?