|The Rose Balcony room at the Benner House – ooo, roses everywhere!|
This weekend was the Westin Irish Festival! We went up Friday night and stayed all weekend at the Benner House with a gift certificate from Brian’s parents from Christmas (thanks Mom and Dad Beard!). The place was nice, comfortable and delicious food and within walking distance of the festival – no parking hassles! After checking in we headed to the festival and soaked in three days worth of music – with a couple of breaks for food and sleep. The weather could not have been more perfect and the festival posted record attendance numbers. We wandered around town a little bit, enjoyed the very start of the fall leaves turning for the season and saw friends and family there. Here are some pictures of the fun!
|The outdoor stage|
|The Screaming Orphans from Donegal, my new rock heros! This was the stage six stories below the earth in O’Malley’s Pub.|
|Mel and Thomas came by the festival on Saturday and we had some ice cream together in town. Thomas used the word “cold” often, he had a better hang on that than on using his spoon so he used his hand mostly.|
|There is a new cigar store in Weston where they make hand-rolled cigars. Not really something I buy but it was cool that the drying barn was a couple blocks down the street and this guy was making them for the festival that evening.|
|Hanging out with Brian Beard. (For the record – Brian said he didn’t like this picture because he looked bald, but now you know, he isn’t really bald it’s just the photo.)|