The weekend was awesome. The weather turned a tad cooler just in time for the two days of friends, food, neighbors, art, and music that is the Cooper-Young Festival. Since I live in the Cooper-Young neighborhood, this annual event is like a home game for me- no traveling, familiar faces, and there are distinct home team advantages. Like when Robert showed up at the end of the day on Saturday with three buddies in tow and we broke everything down and loaded the truck in record time.
Another score is that the "4 miler" (a run that consists of yup, you guessed it, 4 miles) comes right past my house on Friday evening. It's an excellent opportunity to drag all the patio furniture out front for a little party on Robert's oh-so-perfectly-manicured lawn.
Seriously, the man is obsessed.
But I will say, the grass is lovely.
On Saturday morning I had to travel all of exactly 0.6 miles to set my tent up for the festival. With home so close, Robert and Seth were able to come and go freely between there and the festivities, which was really nice.
The festival does have a "no pets please" policy so Rusty stayed home. He was sort of with us though because I came across another artisan selling handcrafted key chains, and I couldn't resist getting this one...
To top everything off, on Sunday morning when I pulled Seth into bed with me after his 7 a.m. wake up screech, he happily played with the bed sheet, a Humpty Dumpty book, and one lone block long enough for me peacefully watch an entire movie.
Like I said, the weekend was awesome.
The next time you see me pop my tent up I'll be at the Canton Flea Market in Canton, MS. The date is Thursday, October 1oth. After that I'll be racing back to Memphis for the Pink Palace Crafts Fair Friday, October, 11th through Sunday, October, 13th. Then it's back to Mississippi in November for the Handworks Holiday Market in Jackson on Friday, the 22nd and Saturday, the 23rd.