If your love is for the left lane, swing on over there and feel the wind flying through your hair, and the bugs splatting against your dark glasses. But if the right lane beckons you, indulge your penchant for counting wildflowers in the field or discarded tennis shoes on the freeway. Most important, we must all remember, left-laners or right-laners, we are to be tender with each other.
~ Marilyn Meberg
We had a holiday weekend here in the U.S. Labor Day weekend. The unofficial last weekend of summer. M and I went to Annapolis to visit with friends and to attend the Drum Corps Associates World Championships which was held at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
It was incredibly hot and humid on the night of the event. I’m pretty sure the temperature climbed throughout the evening. I am amazed that no one performing passed out. There was a point where I thought I might, but I left the seating area and found a breeze where I could stand and watch the action.
I took a few random shots during the competition, none of which are all that great. I messed with them a bit in Photoshop just for the fun of it.
I’m not all that into the drum corps competitions, but it’s something M really likes to do and I usually end up enjoying it in spite of myself. Even with the heat, that turned out to be true this time, too.
After the competition, we walked around Annapolis a little bit. Our main purpose was gelato. We’d gone to Annapolis for dinner at the Amsterdam Falafel Shop which is located in the Market House, a collection of vendors and eateries in an historic building across from the City Dock (where you can have a good look at some very expensive boats). While walking around the Market House to decide what to have for dinner, we all noticed Firenzes Gelateria, and decided we had to go back after the competition to have a late night dessert. It was an excellent decision as the gelato was amazing. I had a scoop of cinnamon and a scoop of sea salt caramel, and both were heavenly.
It was nice to spend time with friends. I am somewhat isolated here at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, and it’s good for me to get out and interact with people every now and then. Otherwise, I might turn into a hermit.
What did you do over the weekend? Did you attend any end-of-summer celebrations or events? I hope you had some fun, whatever it is you did (or didn’t do).
Thank you for stopping by on this very hot and humid day. It’s not a particularly good day for a walk around the Wabi-Sabi Ranch. It’s supposed to cool down around mid-week. When it does, I’ll take you out for a look around to see what’s going on out there.
One more question for you before I go: Are you a left-laner or a right laner?
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂