Saturday, July 30, 2011

Something About Me Saturday

Welcome to my first "Something about Me Saturday," sponsored by Disney Bird!

I meant to hop on last weekend, but the post I wrote was very negative, and I prefer to leave that kind of stuff off of the blog (mostly).  Last week was one catastrophe after another (sick toddler, flat tire, sick toddler with no power b/c the 117 degree day blew some fuses or something, followed by husband with strep, and last but definitely not least, a blown water heater which flooded our carpeted basement.  Good times) and most of this culminated by Saturday night.

However, after all that, I headed out of town with my coworkers and fellow clarinetists (yes, if you've missed that before, I'm a professional clarinetist) to visit my old stomping grounds of Brevard, NC and the Brevard Music Center.  BMC is an amazing intensive training festival for high school and college aged musicians to practice, study, and have a lot of fun (I turned 21 there.. and yes, we celebrated ALL summer).
Our morning view
Our trip was 5 of us in a van for 8 hours each way.  Sunday through Tuesday, so 1 day in the car - that day we rehearsed in the morning and performed at night, followed by a discussion on military bands (a great place for musicians.. hopefully it will remain that way - Congress is trying to cut our funds, so who knows if I'll actually have a job for 20 years.  Not to promote, but  this link may help.. and if you're willing to help, we all really appreciate it! http://advocacy.menc.org/profiles/blogs/news-itemaction-alert-us

Anyways - back to non-political talk.  My coworker, Cheryl, is planning to run the WDW Half Marathon in January, so I enjoyed trying to help her plan her trip.. and, I always love an excuse to talk Disney!  I think if I don't end up in Celebration, I'll join the travel agent crowd.  But, no time for that now!

Brevard is just about 30 minutes away from Asheville, NC in western NC.  It's STUNNING.  Enjoy some pics :)

Looking Glass Falls - Pisgah National Forest


6 comments:

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  2. So glad you could join! I was really looking forward to some photos... and they were worth waiting for. Wow!!

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  3. Bitten by the Disney BugJanuary 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Gorgeous pictures! Sounds like you had a fantastic time :)

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  4. Wow! Beautiful pics! Thatis rubbish about the funding being cut! Hope it doesn't happen!!

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  5. So sorry that you had a bad week last week. :0( What beautiful pictures from your trip. :0)

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  6. What gorgeous scenery!

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