Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Nice Fun Day Yesterday:)

Well it's been a while since I blogged so I thought I'd talk about our day yesterday. Chip has been talking about this Chesapeake Heritage Day for about a month now because it had a civil war demo going on with the firing cannons and such so he was really excited to go. We left here between 11am - Noon. We get to the park and it was a pretty pitiful excuse for a festival. They have a huge park and only about two sections of it were being used with everthing spread out so you had to walk forever to get to a section you wanted to see. They had a food area with only about 4 vendors with only bbq, hot dogs, and hamburgers. An area for the civil war tents and demos which was not much of anything. They used to have a dedicated Civil War Days at the Chesapeake Public Library in the past few yrs but ended up closing that and putting them at the Heritage Festival which really must have limited what they could do there? They had a a tent for very few crafters and a few people demonstrating a few old time trades like blacksmith and weaving baskets. They also had a very small petting zoo and a demo of a sheep dog hearding sheep. For a Heritage Festival there really was not many heritages represented. We only stayed for about 1/2 hr. It really took less time than that to cover it although we did get BBQ w/ chips & drink for $5 as our lunch that took some time. Since we were so close to Greenbrier Mall we stopped there and did a little shopping and then since Chesapeake Square Mall was on the way home we decided to stop there too since we do not get to Chesapeake often. Once we got there we looked around and talked about the John Anderson concert at the Smithfield County Fair. Chip actually met him in Florida when he stayed there and worked for a while so he is a fan and I like his music too so since he was not going to go on til 9pm we decided to go ahead to that as well. We got there around 7pm and ran into Chip's brother in law and 2 kids. We then went to get some supper in the food court tent and I was able to get my favorite festival food "gyros". I ate one there and it was so good I had to get one to take home. I had the guy just put some meat on the bread and give me the sauce on the side. YUM!!! Although they were $8 they were huge and almost too much to eat. By this time my electric wheelchair was running down and on red which means it needs to be charged real soon so I went around and bummed some electricity from a very nice vendor who let me sit by his booth for a while to put more juice in my chair. I really wish we had gone to this fair for the day since it was pretty big and a lot more fun but I didn't really get the chance to enjoy it though since I had to take the time to juice up the chair and then go strait to the concert. John Anderson was great though and I'm really glad we got to go. By the time we got outta there it was around 11pm so we had been gone about 12 hrs and I had been up much earlier than before we left so I was dead tired last night. Overall though it was really a great day even though I had forgotten to put the sd card in the video camera and all the pictures I took with it are not there since there is no memory in the camera:( Well that's my blog for the day. Night:)

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