We drove for about an hour, laughed, talked, solved half of the world's problems and finally arrived here:
Well, we didn't exactly arrive at the festival. Parking was 2 miles away and you had to catch a shuttle to the festival. Our ride was on a covered wagon pulled by a Dodge truck. LOL This young man was our ride supervisor:
I told Chris I felt very safe. Her response was "he's packin' too!" LOL I did overhear him telling some of the other passengers he was a retired US Marshall.
There was a great bluegrass band. I jumped out on the lawn and danced a jig....just kidding...but I wanted to. :o)
I offered to buy Chris a ride on this little guy but she decided to pass.
(That would have made for a great picture, wouldn't it?)
I had to settle for this picture of her being a tree hugger.
This is a huge Poplar tree billed on their website as one of the largest in Guilford County, N.C.
And what is a Persimmon Festival without a Persimmon Queen?
Isn't she precious?
The festival is held on the historic Stafford Farm. You can read more of the history of the farm on the festival's website.
We left with some persimmon jelly and some persimmon pudding and memories of another fun gorgeous fall day.
We had a late lunch at a wonderful Greek Grill and I failed to take any pictures there. I was too busy eating and solving the other half of the world's problems. :o) I did manage to give Chris her birthday gift (her birthday is the 6th, be sure to wish her a happy birthday) but again, I just realized I failed to take any pictures. I am sure she will be posting pics later and you can have a look.
Thanks Chris for another great road trip!
If you have the opportunity to visit a local festival with a friend in your area, no matter the subject, take the time to go. I don't think you will be disappointed.