Summer…is that you?

In between the torrential downpours signs of summer can be seen around Granville

the upcoming weather forcast for the weekend looks good, so here’s hoping – raise up those coffee cups people – that the rest of the summer and the indian summer we are certainly owed comes off with a lot less wet weather than we’ve been getting

Come on Sunshine

I’m sure there are some major home projects out there suffering from

‘lackus sunshineus’

need to get up on the roof? I know I do. How are those landscaping projects going? On hold. Hmmm, sounds like a question of the week.

It was a wet ride out to Binghamton for me to attend Spiedie Fest, a balloon festival where one of my favorites, the Marshall Tucker Band, was playing. They were, no suprise, awesome, – nothing quite like thousands of people in full throat singing ‘Can’t You See?’

A friend said he didn’t want to go beacuse the band didn’t have all of the original member and wouldn’t sound as good – couldn’t be more wrong, actually on both accounts. Out of six guys on stage, four were original members

Got a little look at the city itself and liked what I saw, I’d go back especially if the guys come back. It was a lot of fun take a reasonable, three hour, car trip, get a hotel room and go see a show. I took a Sentinel but the band stayed at the hotel until just a few minutes before they hit the stage – no shot of the band and yours truly with the paper.

The crush of autogrpah-seekers afterwards ruled out any chance after the show either.

Weather, always a factor this summer, had the park where the festival was held muddy, muddy, muddy. A really loose, squishy mud, about the consistency of shampoo coated the traffic areas. The crew put down hay, but with a few thousand people walking over it, the walkways were quickly sloppy and slippery.

Sandals – not the choice of footwear. When the mud got onto the tops of your feet it would squish between your toes and shoot up your legs like gross little geysers. Yummy.

Not a lot better here. Heavy rains pounded the area bringing the Mettowee up to dangerous levels – NO playing out there right now.

Coming up on 48 hours since the worst of the recent downpours Sunday and the river is still choclate milk colored and running like spring.

Be sure to use caution out there if going near it.

Upcoming chicken.

Granville Engine and Hose Aug. 6 before the concert in the park

Rick’s Ride Aug. 8  




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