Okay, May was pretty awesome. The U of A spring semester finished, class of 2014 graduated and the U-haul parade has slowed down. This is a sweet time in Fayetteville. Just like everywhere else, the farmers’ market is back, street festivals abound and life takes on a more laid back approach. The difference here, for us, is we live smack dab in the middle of it all! Randy has been busy with “Scotch” liquor class and “Craft Beer” class. Let’s just say it has been tipsy around here! We also had a lovely, though way too short, visit from Charlotte. We enjoyed showing her the slower side of life.
To kick off summer, there were two signature events that happened. The first one is The Block Party on, you guessed it, Block Avenue. The day turned off beautiful and we enjoyed all the people, food and bands. This party stretches for several blocks heading south from Dickson to the square. Here are the pictures:
It was certainly a mecca for people watching!
My Fayetteville sister and I made a quick trip to Rogers for some shopping and then headed north to see our Bella Vista sister for a night. Her family showed us a wonderful time that included dinner, drinking, boating and a fire in the fire pit. We also got some hot tub time, which was so relaxing. The next morning we headed down to Bentonville for lunch before heading back to Fayetteville. The Bentonville square was busy and gorgeous.
The second signature event was the annual Artosphere Trail Mix Concert Tour, which features live music spread out on the Frisco Trail. Guys, the weather was beyond perfect and the music was wonderful. Randy and I hit most of the 10 musical groups. Candy Lee and the Sweets, one of my favorites, played and I really enjoyed listening to the Martha Redbone Trio. Check out their links and also this link to all the other great bands.
The Street Drum Corps performed on the new Maser’s art installation, called Under the Stars. You can read all about it at this link. Here is a picture:
Here are some more pictures of the event:
And to round it all off, we have a new neighbor! Emily, she wants me to tell you hello.
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