birthdays, farmers markets, and the WAGON TRAIN PARADE
it was a down-home-country-fun weekend!
Friday night was our friend eric's birthday picnic at my favorite local winery, Boeger just up the hill.
ashley, who is eric's girlfriend or shall i say "life partner," works at Boeger and was busily running around accomodating everyone all eve. here she is taking a break against good old jorden.
and some friends of ours, tony windle and scott reams, played with this duo called
"the tony windle situation."
a name i find hilarious, especially when you hear the music. i'll admit i'm not really used to this little genre known as "smooth jazz," and all i can say is...
these guys know how to grooooove.
i love the pond!
they had the historic old cellar from the 1800s open for pouring.
i wore an outfit i consider to be just a teensy bit "dress up," by which i mean a short ruffled skirt and lacy tank top, and high heel sandals. in my favorite color of course.
the ruffles on this skirt seriously slay me. you might be able to see them better if you click on this photo below. i just got the skirt at eco thrift and this was my first time sporting it out and about; have to admit it felt downright flirty!
i didn't get a photo of me sitting on it, but my outfit sort of matched becky's picnicking quilt.
it was a grand night, and we ended it at another birthday party for another friend where we got real true homemade vanilla ice cream!
okay, now onward to saturday.
spent the morning at the farmer's market with marmy.
where we stocked up on cherries, our fave.
and fresh baked bread...
and relished the fact that our town has its baskets of flowers up for the summer, along with art banners.
in case you're wondering if i was a bit dressed up for a reason, i was indeed!
back in the 1840s-50s, when gold was discovered right here in our little county, good old Highway 50 became known as the Roaring Road, with wagon trains pouring in over the mountain.
Every year since 1951, a group of historians and reenactors have staged a Wagon Train revival from Zephyr Cove up near Tahoe, and all the way down the mountain ending in Placerville. Mine own true love and hometown.
these dudes are badass...
but the ladies had my favorite outfits:
so a lot of the festivities take place in the parking lot of a big shopping center, kinda lame location, but cool stuff nonetheless. like this rad family style native american band.
old-timey stuff for sale in booths:
check out this dude's wicked rad steampunk spectacles: (i've always wanted to say wicked. do i pull it off?)
the next guy sang songs and told stories for over an hour to just darin and i. we got our own personal show. he showed us his gold, told us all about the ladies who would come to perform for the miners, showed us how to gold pan, and sang us his song called "moon pie."
i think darin looked pretty good too.
we could never get a good picture of us together (weird shadows) but i'll throw this in just to show my outfit.
the heat (thank god it's finally here!) ruined my chances to wear some of my heavier western style stuff, but i got to sport the sunbonnet at least!
yeah, country fun! don't you just love events that merit dressing up a little crazy?!