While the kids enjoyed the Fun Zone, I had the opportunity to visit the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show that featured gardens that use water (ponds, waterfalls, fountains) or use little water (xeriscape gardens designed for maximum beauty with minimal water). I found some wonderful new resources for planning my own xeriscape backyard garden.
After attempting to find something healthy to eat (not an easy feat) we headed to the Grandstand for Tracy Lawrence in concert.
Tracy Lawrence has built a respected country-music career during the past 15 years, hitting the national spotlight at the age of 23, the product of a rough-and-tumble childhood in Foreman, Arkansas. He was playing at music jamborees at 15 and in honky-tonks at 17, learning, he says, "what it takes to keep them on the dance floor through four or five sets."A live appearance on a Kentucky radio station and a showcase at Nashville's famed Bluebird Café led to his 1991 signing to Atlantic Records. His hits include "Can't Break It To My Heart," "My Second Home," "If The Good Die Young," "If The World Had A Front Porch," "Texas Tornado," "Time Marches On," and "Better Man, Better Off."
After the concert we had just enough time for the kids to indulge in junk food heaven. I was so tempted by the cream puffs, frozen bananas and caramel apples. I am happy to say I stayed strong and did not give in to temptation! =0}
After everyone purchased what they wanted we continued to our next destination to see Foghat in concert.
In the late ‘60s, musicians that would later form Foghat first toured the United States as members of the seminal British band “Savoy Brown.” That musical core, combined with some key additions, began a quest on the cutting edge of the emerging British blues-rock music scene that began to influence countless musicians, American and British alike. In 1971, Foghat was formed to give the band a more rock ‘n’ roll flavor to the blues-boogie music they were already playing. After being signed to Bearsville Records in 1971, the band began touring relentlessly for the next 14 years. Their talent was rewarded with seven Gold records, one platinum album, “Fool For The City,” and one double platinum album, “Foghat Live.”
Needless to say we had a great time, and I am glad that I have today off so I can recover. Have a great evening everyone!
N Posted by Rain at 6/22/2006 02:55:00 PM