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Friday, May 13, 2016


If I Were Them...

Every May our fair little town (we're too small to be called a city) makes the most of the not yet triple digit nights and does a weekly outdoor concert at the main park.  It's a lot of fun, when it happens.

The first year here we were only rained out of half of the second one.  The second year Steve worked Friday nights so we didn't get to go at all.  Last year, monsoons struck all but one.  It was a fun night though!  The bands are always good, most of us make it a dinner and a concert affair by either picking up sandwiches or making our own.  The kids love dancing and the pets spend the night hoping for crumbs.

The last group that was supposed to play offered to try and play the first Friday in June.  Believe it or not-it wound up being the worst storm of the season!  Our friends and we decided to still get together and sit under the patio cover at their home (They have a fantastic view of the wash which we can only see from our front porch).  We all got up pretty fast for our age group when it appeared the rain decided to add huge bolts of lightening, thunder and a cloud burst!  In the house all of us went and watched a movie instead.

Last week that poor band got rained out a third time!  Yep.  My friend Linda and I said if it were us we'd be thinking the proverbial Gods were trying to tell us something and decide NEVER to sign a contract to play in Anthem.  EVER!

Since I usually post on Friday mornings (and this is obviously no exception), I will tell you that we're planning to go and enjoy another attempt at "Music in May". 

It's a shame, really.  The first concert of the season is also a great chance for us to have more than either sandwiches from one of the three not-so-great chain place or a sort-of fast Mexican food place that Guy Fieri featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.  Because it's the opening of the hot time of Arizona Spring weather Food Trucks park in the closest lot to the amphitheater and everyone loves to see who shows up.  After that only the ice cream truck comes clear out here to the outskirts of suburbia.

I'm pretty sure that one way or the other we'll have a fun night.  I'm just hoping it's at the park and not in front of the television watching a so-so to poor movie.

Here's to the weekend!

It sounds like fun. It's a shame the weather doesn't always play along, though.
that's life in AZ-despite the very high temps, we can have a nasty storm hit us all summer long and endanger our homes and lives, literally! Two years ago Bun, a lot of the New River folks who have horses and farms lost them in a horrible one that had people finding the dead weeks later. Our friends who live against the wash took a picture and texted it over-instead of the usual dry wash it looked more like a raging river! Yikes.
That is so scary! I hope you don't have any more nasty and dangerous weather like that this year.
well, the way I look at it is-all terrains have something: In CA we had the earthquakes, here the monsoons/haboobs/cloud bursts, Mid-west has its tornadoes and the east coast the hurricanes. Just becomes what you get used to!
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