Adventures Had and Memories Made – the Schiffli Family
THE END OF SUMMER NEARS!
I had been looking forward to the End of Summer Concert at Commons Park all week. Not only to unwind from the week, but there was there going to be great music by Hubie Ashcraft, Shigs n Pit BBQ was going to be serving food and Mad Anthony’s was going to be serving adult beverages. Mak and I waited for Bryan to get home from work and we hooked up the bike trailer to my bike, jam packed it with our lawn chairs and a cooler, put Mak on the seat on the back of my bike and we rode down to Commons Park. We got there right before Hubie Ashcraft hit the stage, locked our bikes to a small tree and found a great seat not too far from the stage and concessions. We enjoyed the music for a little bit first before venturing over to Shigs n Pit BBQ. Bryan and I both got a pulled pork sandwich with sides. Mak had already eaten at home so she grabbed a bag of Cheetos. They had 3 different BBQ sauces to choose from and the meal was delicious! We went back to our seats, enjoyed more music and then decided to grab a drink from Mad Anthony’s which tasted great on a warm summer evening.
I had seen Hubie Ashcraft before but the way that they interacted with the crowd and the children this evening was quite the experience. They would take instruments into the audience and get up close and personal with people. About 15 minutes before the concert was supposed to end, MaKenzy finally mustered up the courage to go dancing in front of the stage with the rest of the kids. Since they had a fiddle player in the band I kept saying “It’d be great if they would play ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia!'” And they did! It was the last song that they played! It seemed to me that 9:00 came way too fast because we were all having so much fun! After the last song, we packed up our bike trailer again and rode home. It was definitely a great way to unwind from the week and it seemed like everyone in attendance had a great time! I sure hope there’s another End of Summer Concert to enjoy next year!