What a treat of a day!? And what a great place and way to spend it!
When I first heard of Art in the Park earlier this year, from one of my friend Jody’s emails (it was started by volunteers before she was around, and now she supports their efforts as staff), it just felt right, and I knew I wanted to be there.
I have never been to an event that takes such good care of its vendors.? We were directed to nearby parking, and as I got out of the car, a volunteer was standing there ready to help carry the table and chairs to my site.
This was the first day of fall – going by the weather, the blue of the sky and the crispness in the air.? A fabulous day to spend outside doing readings under a tree, as our Druid ancestors did.
I had sent a ListRocket email to my list, and so the first part of the day was all folks from that list – they know it’s smart to show up early to get their tune-up readings ($20 for 10 minutes, a good way to check in and see how things are going!).
About the time I was getting tired, volunteers came around with stuffed snack bags – various chocolate offerings, nuts, a banana, a huge muffin, trail mix – and a stick of jerky, which I passed on to the person I was reading.
The Arts Cafe featured food from all the great restaurants in Bellevue and Dayton, including an unusual and great veggie lasagna, so I was a happy camper.? I kept on doing readings, with a steady line of folk, and the volunteers came round again – this time with water and soft drinks.
I ended up staying nearly an hour late, to finish up the folk standing in line.? And when I brought my focus back to this plane, there was Tim, my trusty volunteer from early morning, waiting to help pack up and carry my gear back to the car.
A great day in every way – and on all levels.? Thanks, Bellevue!
I started working on the weather when that awful forecast