Here are a few more pictures from our bluegrass excursion last weekend. The Columbia river area is just spectacular, and Stevenson is a fun little town. Saturday before the banjo fun started, we stopped at a local watering hole for a little lunch and some fine Columbia Valley wine. Of course, I took my knitting. I was the only knitter at the bar that day.
After lunch, I continued on with the sock. A woman at the next table was fascinated by the sight of all those needles. I might have converted a new knitter.
Lest you think that I have lost my touch, the coffee was after lunch, so I could stay awake until after midnight. I did have wine with lunch.
After lunch, we joined the festival at Skamania Lodge. The afternoon concert was on the lawn behind the lodge.
Here was the view from the stage:
One lucky couple had planned an outdoor wedding here on Saturday, not realizing that there was a bluegrass festival going on. Apparently they didn’t want banjo music during the ceremony, so the festival organizers were nice enough to stop the music for half an hour so they could get hitched. There they are in the distance.
My sweetie was nice enough to go get us some wine.
The festival moved to the county fairgrounds for the evening show.
Not a bad view there, either. Country Current, the Navy bluegrass band, played in the early evening.
After the show I played groupie and got my picture taken with the banjo man, Keith Arneson. Yes, banjo players can have groupies.
I had my picture taken with another festival favorite at one of the food stands.
One of my favorite things about this festival was the cookie people. They came around every evening with trays of warm homemade cookies, giving them away to the crowd.
There were a few knitters at the festival, but I didn’t get very good pictures of them. I also had two different women come up to me Saturday night to ask “Is that Rogue that you’re wearing?”. I love knitters.
Next post, the trip home, with (gasp) a project update.