Views From Our Kayak fame.
I was on the water at 9:53.
At Blackwater Creek mouth
Same gator at the mouth.
On the Wekiva, headed back to Katie's Landing
It was fairly busy on the River. A beautiful day. A cold front had moved through, so it was only in the low 80's. Mostly motorboats. But, they slowed down. Some later than others.
Landed at 3:50. Then, on to Mount Dora for the Blues and Grove Weekend. Saw three bands Friday night, Paul Stott Group, Big Bill Morganfield, and Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers. Here are two short videos from Friday.
Big Bill Morganfield has a right to sing this classic. His daddy wrote it. His mother, and daughter, were in the crowd.
Jimmy Thackery got his break playing in Muddy Water's band.
Mount Dora is about 15 miles west of the Wekiva, in Lake County, Florida.
Downtown. The parking lot where I parked on Friday night was full. So, I parked a little farther away, at Gilbert Park.
Next year, I may kayak over to Elizabeth Evans Park, the festival site
I walked this year.
Maybe someday, I'll take the train
On both Friday and Saturday, music greeted you as you entered the the festival
Food trucks provided food. I was thinking of barbecue for dinner, maybe Mexican later.
But, the barbecue truck that I saw on Friday was not there. That's what happens when you put a restaurant on wheels. So, I went Mexi. Next stop, the beer tent. Somehow, the three beer tickets that were part of my VIP status ($75 for 3 days) were gone. So, $5 for a beer.
VIP status also meant a chair up front.
Dinner. Steak taco. Pork taco. Chicken taco. Beans. Rice.
8 bucks. Very good.Jeff Howell opening act for Saturday. And Friday, but work got in the way.
Followed by Jerry J's Triple Shot
Impressive stage crew. 19 minutes between the last Jeff Howell pic and first Triple Shot photo.
If only my video would download that quickly
Back in my seat for Joe da Silva and the Midnight Howl
Gotta love the bolo tie.
A brief sample
Back to my seat
I had to add some red and gold to the blues
Coming down to hang out with the audience
Back on stage.
8 years younger than
Speaking of old, I left before the end of the show, but still listened, final notes as I sat in the car
I have more video, for all the bands but Jeff Howard, but it takes too darn long to download