Monday, July 23, 2012

A Very Nostalgic Weekend

This weekend was full of fun times and great memories of times past. And it was all because of the music.

You see, Friday night, Joe and I visited some good friends of ours (she, believe it or not, went to grade school with Joe!) at a more-than-beautiful Chautauqua community on Lake Erie. Along with some other grade-school friends, we all attended a great America concert in the auditorium.

For those of you too young to remember (or too old to recall easily), this is the beloved '70s folk rock band that brought us Ventura Highway, Sister Golden Hair, Tin Man, Daisy Jane, A Horse with No Name, and many other great songs. We could hardly contain ourselves as we sang along with absolutely no shame at all.

Then Sunday, Joe and I joined another couple (this time, he went to high school with Joe) for another great concert at Blossom called The Beat Goes On! Music of the Baby Boomers. (FYI, emphasis on baby boomers. That's us. I think someone just came up with the term as a nicer way of saying borderline old fogies.) Anyway, back to the music.

What more fun! The Cleveland Orchestra played favorite songs from the Beatles, the Four Seasons, Motown, Burt Bacharach, and too many more to mention. But they were all toe-tapping good with lots of energy and (like I said before) lots and lots of nostalgia.

During this second outing, we had a pot-luck dinner on the lawn before the concert. Our friends brought the most amazing wrap sandwiches, and we brought dessert (duh!). For a sneak peek and a recipe of what I made, click here.

Just for the heck of it, what's your favorite pot-luck recipe? Would love to hear from you.

Until next time.


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