Sunday, July 25, 2010

Phlegar Farm Old time music jam weekend (Saturday)

Hwy 100
 Saturday, July 24, 2010- I packed up the car, loaded up the two kids and set off for Giles County, Virginia (almost to West Virginia). With the exception of a small traffic delay on the interstate, which led to a beautiful detour on the backroads of Virginia. After about 3 hours of driving, we arrived at Phlegar Farm. 




We set up the lawn chairs- Jackson made several friends,
and spent hours playing in the sandbox...
Taylor joined him for a while (until I had to rescue him from himself). 
He ate handfuls of sand... after each one he'd grimace, then grab another and shove the sand into his mouth.


 

and Taylor took to driving the car like a pro...
He had each of us pushing him around the yard... even several of the older children took turns giving him a spin around.
I was amazed at the amount of time he sat in that car- whether it was moving or not.  He turned the wheel as if it actually steered the car, a smile on his face the entire time!




 With the music in the background (as I do not play...) we settled in for a peaceful afternoon.  There were groups of players set up in various nooks of the yard and overflow parking lot. The dinner was chopped BBQ (Yum!!) with a huge variety of potluck sides and desserts. There was a funny version of Old MacDonald that I'm struggling to remember now.. but it had a stuttering horse, a narcoleptic pig, and a split-personality chicken/duck... had us laughing! Below is a video clip from one of the groups playing on Saturday:
video

Music and dancing after dinner
Thank you to Tom and Barbara Phlegar and the many other Phlegar family members for hosting this music weekend!

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