We are getting ready to go to the activities for the festival. There are a couple of artists working in their studios, and an art show of small paintings at the steam plant.
I have walked for hours, all over town, darting in and out of all the great shops and galleries. We stopped at Joshua Beens studio/gallery and visited a few minutes. He was working the crowd as usual. Great salesman!
Martin and I painted this morning in the alley behind his house. Here is our work.
It was an easy 7 hour drive today from Scott Park. We arrived at Martin and Janes just as they were leaving to kick off the Salida Art Festival at the Boathouse. They are painting wine glasses! Two very busy people.
Their new house is simply a dream. It is a Victorian style house that is perfect and SO SALIDA! We gave ourselves the unofficial tour, as their dog Sadie and our two dogs acclimate to each other. So far so good. Sadie is a puppy and itching to chase and play.
We pulled in to the park with 5 trailers. Two are vintage Airstreams! So we did the trailer tour first thing. There was a 1969 International, 30′ and a 1967, 30′. Both are WBAI, MO members. Nice trailers, nice people. It’s always fun to see how other people decorate and arrange their trailers. Even how to store spices!
Derald and I play the game of Airstream Spotting. He spotted one on I/70 then I called the first one in camp and we tied on the second one. 😉 first day: tie.
It’s funny how you make a list, loose a list, forget a list. I guess it comes with the territory of aging (gracefully). 🙂 We are in the process of checking off our ‘lists’ of things to take on the trip. It’s not an easy task. The weather will be a changin’. It’s currently 93 degrees with 53+% humidity in Kansas City MO as I type. Salida has 74 degrees with 26% humidity. I’ll take it! And I’ll be taking long under ware, sweatshirts….. You get my packing issues.
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