Thursday, July 06, 2006

It's time!

Every year at this time, my sister and I pack our backpacks with tarps and hats and sunscreen and tie-dyed headbands, fill coolers with snacks and cold water, grab our Mad Nomad chairs, kiss our husbands good-bye, and make our annual three day pilgrimage to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. It is one of the greatest places on earth - good music, the great outdoors, good food, interesting conversations, relaxation, sun (and sometimes rain), and lots of people-watching. It's been about 18 years now, and there are few things in life that would cause either of us to miss this weekend. My sister even planned her honeymoon around it!

If you are lucky enough to be there too, you can find us (at least in the evenings) by our new tarp-marker. (The words printed on it are the poems ccap and I had published in the FF program a few years ago.)


Gina said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful time!

I'm sure that you will!

Linda said...

If you see a pink foil fish, that's us. There's nothing significant about that but it was cheap and it's easy to see. Hope we'll see you there!

Liz said...

Sounds like a blast! Have a great time!

Dale said...

If you get a chance to see Steve Earle, do it! You won't be disappointed. Oh and the Wailin' Jennys. And where's Murray McLaughlin? If he ain't Folk, I don't know who is.

We'll be waiting to see the pictures.

Janet said...

I am so envious! Just heard about this festival on Bob Harris' show on BBC Radio 2 a few weeks ago...maybe even during an interview with Sarah Harmer. Steve Earle will be there? Wow...I'd love to see him in person...as well as the Jennys (and according to Amazon UK, they've FINALLY gotten hold of their new CD and it's been shipped to my office in Oxford -- hurray!)!

Please have a wonderful time -- and tell us and show us EVERYTHING!