Boosman Bunch

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Towards the end of October, David and I went to the LEAF Festival (Lake Eden Arts Festival) in Black Mountain, NC. It is held on the grounds of what used to be Black Mountain College...a alternative Liberal Arts college of the past. Not only is the scenery beautiful, the buildings unique, but the entertainment was great as well.

Tent City (you could stay onsite if you wanted to)

We saw a bunch of performers starting out with Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus whom I just loved.
The next day we saw the Mad Tea Party...whose lead singer plays the ukelele.
We also saw Kellin Watson and Richie Havens who had played at Woodstock. Most of the people in the audience were are age or older...that was a lot of fun, though it was really cold!!!! But the highlight of the day, at least for David, were the Wiyos, a true "jugband".

On Sunday we got to see Riders in the Sky. There were young kids, old kids and all kids in between. Riders in the Sky are a modern day Sons of the Pioneers of whom I (Karin) am a big fan!

All in all we had a great time, even with the rain (some), mud (lots) and cold (at night). We decided to go with the theme of staying in the mountains and stayed in a local KOA. The Porsche looked a little funny in front of the cabin, but we are eclectic people!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Concours

In February of this year David bought a 1984 Porsche 911 (Targa) and joined the Porsche Club of America. In October, the Hurricane Region (our local branch) had a "fun" concours near our home in Apex, so we decided to go and check out the cars. Once we arrived, we decided to go ahead and enter the Porsche just so we could say that we participated.

It turns out that the Porsche didn't win anything in its division but it was a lot of fun to look at the different cars. There was an olive green 356 that was just beautiful and even some Ferraris to gape at. I ended up winning the first door prize (which was an emergency road kit) and that was a bunch of fun, too.

Oh, and I couldn't leave the Corvair out, so I brought it and put it in the parking lot.