Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Friends, Music, and Country Living

aaahhhhhh.  For the last week we’ve been parked at a friend’s property in northern Florida, just east of Gainesville.  Unlike the RV park where we stayed all winter, we don’t have anyone parked to our left, right, front or back! 

We do have a donkey however, who seems very interested in us!

Alex moved here from South Florida many years ago, and she has succeeded in getting a few other family and friends to move here as well.  Once a year or so, she invites friends that she knows from high school to visit and have a music event.  We both graduated from Nova High School in Fort Lauderdale – 1971, and there were some very talented musicians in and around our class.  She calls the event Novapalooza.  Here’s a sample of the music:

Here’s Cary Tennis just getting warmed up.

We captured over 3 hours of music on an audio recording.  It was soo good.  And, what wonderful seats we had!  The RV was parked right next to the stage.  We could sit on our living room couch and watch the music out the window!  As night fell, a full moon came out, and the music played on.

The party went on all weekend.  Here’s Alex (on the right) and her sister Angela who lives a couple doors down.

What a great time we had.  THANK YOU ALEX and Angela, and Jim, and Suzanne, and Bill, and Jeanie, and all the Melrosians.  What a great spot you have here! We will continue to keep our eyes on this area as a place to settle down someday. 

Alas … the party is over and it’s time for us to move on.

We’re headed to Bushnell, Florida and Paradise Oaks RV park to get ready for our Techno-Geek Learning Rally.


L J and A said...

Poor Odie, Being a pirate gets harder and harder!

Speedy said...

One needs a place to settle in after a long journey. We too are in search of that place. We have a lot of places to go to find it but I know we will...

Somewhere in Time

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

I hope that Odie learned a lesson of not overdoing it, he's bound to have a hangover.

Great Jam Sessions!

It's about time.