|Climbing the stop sign. Seems appropriate. (Real Simple Magazine)|
If I ever thought retirement would be relaxing, I was dead wrong. Most of the time I am wishing for a few days to relax. Here's a quick look back at May and June...
|Speedway, Indiana-home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway|
|Tailgating with Gretchen and Craig|
|Enjoying Bloody Mary's before the race|
June was concert month in Indy. Over the past 2 weeks, we attended 2 concerts at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville(north of Indy). We joined Brian and Stacy for Bad Company and Joe Walsh concerts. We did a little tailgating before the concert, and then we headed in for some amazing music.
|Concert time with Brian and Stacy|
|Bad Company Stage|
The next concert was Huey Lewis and the News and Jimmy Buffett. You know, I've heard a lot of people talk about a Jimmy Buffett concert, but until I attended one in person, I really didn't get it. Talk about a party scene. People started arriving to the tailgate party about 12:30 PM though the concert didn't start until 7:00 PM. We went with our friends Kevin and Kathy, and we set up a tent, the grill and lots of decorations. It was a blast wandering around the parking lot visiting with people and enjoying a few libations along the way.
And the concerts were great. The entire crowd stood for both concerts and sang along to both Huey Lewis and Jimmy Buffet songs. I never saw so many beach balls in my life. It was a wonderful evening, and though I'm not quite sure if I'll ever see myself as a "parrothead", I likely will jump at a chance to go to another Buffet concert. This concert was billed as the "I don't know" concert, and the song lyric keeps floating through my head... "I don't know. I don't know. I don't know where I'm a gonna go when the volcano blows."
|Tailgating with Kevin and Kathy|
|Mom, Mike, Judy, Diane, Violet, Alice and Ron|
I enjoyed babysitting for my great-niece Violet for a couple of hours while her mom and sister went to the dentist. We ran around the house a few times, dot painted and chalk painted. We read books and shot water guns. I never laughed so hard, and I have to admit I was totally exhausted after a mere two hours.
Mike and I enjoyed a wonderful day at the Talbot Street Art Festival where we found a beautiful copper wind spinner...
We enjoyed a wonderful visit with friends Garth and Chris at the Italian Festival. Interesting processional by children of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
|Italian Fest with Chris and Garth|
|School children in processional|
Elena and her friend Miley stopped over for a visit. Miley was visiting from Bulgaria, and I had a great time learning about her life. We were able to communicate primarily in English with a little help from Elena's translations. We laughed like crazy proving once again that laughter is a universal language.
|Elena and Miley|
And I took some time to make a denim tablecloth for our friend Stan.
|Blue Belle testing the denim patches|
Take care and enjoy your week!