Sunday, October 17, 2010
Hubby and I had a really fun weekend.
On Friday night we went to the Tow Jam in Bartow. If you're not familiar with this; the third Friday night of every month the City of Bartow (Florida) closes down part of Main Street and has a live band play and an antique car show. Vendors sell food/drinks and some crafts, activities are available for children and some of the restaurants are open for business. The Tow Jam is open to the public and it is free. We really enjoyed ourselves!
On Sunday afternoon, we attended The Hispanic Festival in Auburndale, Florida. We listened to a variety of wonderful live bands play, ate some delicious food, did some walking and visited with some friends who were vendors. The sun was really hot in the early afternoon so the scheduled cattle events had to be continued later in the afternoon when it got cooler. I had wanted to see that but could understand why they didn't do it. We had a great time and returned home hot, tired and happy.
I've always been a person who loves to listen to all kinds of music. To be able to listen to it twice in one weekend was a rare treat. All of the bands played with enthusiasm and flair. The people listening got caught up in the music just as I did and responded to it. It makes the music almost magical. People at both places were dancing and having fun; which was a pleasure to watch. I love to hear the sounds of laughter and enjoyment and see smiles on the faces around me. That's what makes the heart take flight!