Last week, we accompanied our oldest to a week long Fiddle Workshop in Moses lake! Bet you didn’t even know we were gone.
It was an intense learning experience filled with 6 hours of fiddle playing during the day, and then more with the band for Contra/square dances at night. That is a whole lot of practice!
While she was fiddling around (heh), we kept our Falafel busy with activities around town.
One of our favorite things was visiting with a few blogging friends IRL (in real life)!
Amy and Tasha from Friends Stitched Together both visited with us along with their children. It was fantastic. I love those ladies.
And another highlight was Blueberry Picking at this lovely farm owned by a really nice family.
I took quite a few photos here because it was so pretty.
They told us there were 4000 plants (give or take), and since they don’t spray, there were some critters we needed to be aware of.
Namely, wasps. Eek. But every time they found evidence of one, they tied a ribbon on the plant so no one would get stung.
We brought our own container, and had no trouble filling it.
So much fun.
We also saw a movie, went bowling, toured all the stores in the area, shopped at 3 different fabric stores, went to the lake, and ran our child at the High School track.
We also went to the HUGE swim park there.
Falafel took one look at that slide, and her eyes lit up. She spent half of the time we were there going on it. Definitely one of the highlights for her.
We also all enjoyed the dances at night. It was awesome to see our girl playing along with the band (rather rapidly) and having a blast. Also, contra dancing is so much fun and tired us out!
Overall, a great experience for everyone.
At a rest stop, on the way home, we saw chipmunks having a chase.
And this was the view, which rounded out our trip very nicely.
I am so glad we went. It sparked a fire inside our girl and ignited her passion for the fiddle. There is something magical about finding your people and immersing yourself in your craft.
She is already planning our trip next year.
Where have YOU been, lately?