"What's the best time of the year?" crowd yells..."Summertime". And the music begins....well that's the way the beach fests normally begin. It may not be summer time yet but judging from our sunburns and as much skin as I saw yesterday it might as well be.
I'd hate to guess the actual number of folks at the Triangle Beach Festival but let's say 13,000 to 15,000. I did take my cheapo camera to the event. I look stupid but I know Sharon will fuss if I include her pic and not my own. I love my hat, but where are my lips? Cheapo camera missed them somehow I guess. But I wanted to photo how the people just roll on forever. I being sober was afraid to go down too close to the front. It was pretty wild down there and sober people don't really like getting hit in the head with beer. It is nice to see that the good 'ole beer bong never goes out of style with the college age kids. And it is always fun to make bets over who sitting near you will pass out before the show is over. Really nice to know it wouldn't BE ME!
Sharon's back was bothering her so badly that she decided to leave the fest early and drive back to VA so she could sleep in her own bed. Joni and John, still newlyweds, drove down from Richmond carrying black balloons for Sharon......Joni is pictured below with Sharon at the festival. (Toonces came in to check out the shots and said "Whoa I look stupid! I look like my head is melting and you look like Macho Man Randy Savage!!!" ) The camera really is bad...............
No place like home....as always I love my trips but love getting home. The pups are such good greeters and even D-man and Calista sauntered around the house to welcome me. Of course I throw everything in the door and race to hook my computer back up and download some pics. I am getting ready to set up the DSL...... and we picked out the stains and colors to use on the back deck/terrace.....now all I need are the field stone! oh and the contractor to show up tomorrow!