Monday, June 6, 2011

Wakarusa 2011

This year Wakarusa was June 2-5. We took our time leaving and headed to Kansas City on Monday, May 30th. It was the first trip in our new truck, a 1997 Chevy Silverado, pulling the Starmaster.

LinkEven though we miss our old van, Woody, it has gone to a good new home. We love the new truck! It pulled like a dream and it got us to and from Mulberry Mountain safely.

Kyle and I broke in our new Camp Baconalien coffee mugs, thanks to Amy and Jeremy. Check out their website at Woodland Ceramics online.

We arrived at campsite 47 on Tuesday and set up Camp Baconalien, then helped with St. Bernard setup and the Chomp-pound.

It was over 90 degrees every day this year, so we spent a lot of time in our special swimming hole.

We swim off the largest flat rock on the Mulberry River, which is private land owned by some friends who don't mind that we stop by only once a year.

Here's a picture of the Main Stage with the sea of tents.

Some of the favorite bands we saw included: Umphrey's McGee, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Galactic, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Budos Band, Cornmeal, Hot Buttered Rum, Dirtfoot, Mountain Sprout, Papa Grows Funk, Quixotic, Ben Harper and the Relentless 7, Hoots & Hellmouth, Scythian, Poor Man's Whiskey, The Ben Miller Band, and Brother Bagman. My favorite was the Dirtfoot Chompdown set, which you can find a recording of here.

I knitted Daniel a new smiley face hat that he wore despite the heat.

Looking from St. Bernard camp from the Backwoods Stage, the walkway was lit with stars.

The St. Bernard program was, again, a success. We met lots of wonderful people and brought info, smiles, programs, and sunscreen to the masses.

To cap off the weekend we rode the 8-story ferris wheel.

Even though it was hot, we didn't want to go home. If you want to see more Wakarusa pictures, check out the Wakarusa Photo Gallery. In the people section, photo 101... that's me!

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