"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Three days of camping, bluegrass music all day and night, families
playing on the beach, tubing in the river, dancing, hooping, making music and living merry...

It was hot, so when a breeze would gallop in with the spotty rain showers, we laid our heads back and smiled. We have never experienced festival camping before. I didn't realize sleep usually is not on the festival agenda, though we caught a little shut eye here and there. Long after the main pavilion closed for the evening, music played on into the wee morning hours. Banjo, bass, fiddle, guitar and mandolin from each direction, conspired with smooth voices to serenade the trees and the stars. I should have been annoyed from the lack of sleep, but the music was so good, just as good as any legend that played the stage, so instead I found myself marveling.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, too.


O Death by Ralph Stanley on Grooveshark

Up and Around the Bend by Béla Fleck on Grooveshark

RockyGrass Music Festival


  1. Looks like an amazing few days. Love the community camping set up...cool!

  2. my hubs would have loved the music.
    that kind of sleep deprivation i ok ;)

  3. Such a fun, kid-friendly festival. That river is so fun. I think you've just inspired me for a Lyons/river day outing. :)

  4. Oh, you went to RockyGrass! It looks amazing! Colorado seems to have been waiting for you and your family all the time!

  5. That looks like so much fun. Great photos!

  6. sounds and looks like fun. I haven't been to an open-air music festival in ages....

  7. What an experience! And so cool for the kids to see. It sounds like the perfect thing to do during summer!


  8. Looks amazing MJ.
    You are living your life so beautifully. Really living!
    I Want to read the previous entry too, looks deep...
    I will get there.

  9. So glad you all got to experience my all time fav CO festival! Oh course you did, you've jumped full body into this Boulder experience it seems. I didn't make it this year, but I've worn those three days wrist bands and played in that creek more times than I can count at this point. Love it up!

  10. Oh what fun! I must say I haven't experienced festival camping since kids...there was plenty before then, now I find I need the sleep. Though music with the kids is a must!

  11. How awesome is that! I've never been to a camping music festival either. I am sure your kids will have some amazing memories. That water looks glorious!

  12. Sounds like a lot of fun. Nothing like some good music to make an adventure memorable. Jacinta


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