Monday, October 20, 2014

Cooke Street Carnival

This year's Cooke Street Carnival took place last Saturday, and it was a blast per usual. Every year Cooke Street closes off traffic and brings out bands, food vendors, brewery representatives, arts and crafts, and local goods and merchandise for a day of celebration. The weather was beautiful on Saturday -- only about 65 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.

The same group of us girls usually makes an appearance for the event, and this year was no different. Okay, it might have been a little more sentimental, because Lisa was able to come with us. After the year she's had stemming from her rock climbing accident, it's nothing short of a miracle that she was able to enjoy the festivities with everyone else.

The music was fabulous as well. The main attraction, Laura Reed, is my cousin's boyfriend's sister. She's been singing for ages and has her own record deal with a recording company in Nashville. Her voice is stunning, and she certainly knows how to command an audience.

Laura's son, Zion, was managing his mom's merchandise table most of the time (when I wasn't trying to convince him to show me his dance moves).

It goes to say that the beers were flowing all day long..

And the music brought in crowds upon crowds of people.

Lisa and I found some time to take selfies.

And the people-watching was incredible.

Needless to say, this year's carnival was a major success. I only wish I didn't have to wait another year to experience it all over again.

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