Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Salsa Was Spiked - Floyd Friday Night Jamboree

 Way on top of Bent Mountain is a little town called Floyd.  On Friday nights, their country store hosts a Jamboree of bluegrass and gospel music which draws people from far and wide. 

Last Friday, Paul suggested we go, and take the kids.  It's a bit of a drive, but a scenic one.  Once we got to town, we walked around.
 And eventually decided on Mexican food for dinner.  It was cheap.  Plus the boys like quesadillas and rice.
 Now I don't know what happened between dinner and "the aftermath", but I'm suspecting that the salsa was spiked.  Because our three sweet little boys went haywire crazy.  They were hyped up like we'd never seen them!  
It was standing room only in the Jamboree, but I couldn't even take the time to get a decent picture because the boys were all over the place.

They were trying to pull brooms and canes off the wall.

They were really insistent on some barrel diving....but I wasn't about to give my little hooligans any candy at this point!

We lasted 5 minutes in there.  Seriously.  FIVE MINUTES.  Then we cut our losses and ran out the door.  Luckily, there is still plenty to do in Floyd on a Friday night.  In fact, we checked out little artisans booths...

And listened to many of the little bluegrass bands that were set up outside.
When we were walking around, Reid opened the door of a car (apparently no one locks their doors in Floyd) and jumped in.  And he was on a LEASH!!  Fast and sneaky!
Just look at the 3 of them.  All over the place.  You see what I mean?!?  Spiked salsa indeed!

Cort, giving handfuls of dirt, to random strangers....

Dirty little feet, after shoe removal and rolling in mulch...

Hula hoop field - where members of the community leave hula hoops out for kids -
Paul and I were wiped on the drive home.  I felt like we had weathered some sort of family natural disaster that evening.  We laughed about it.  And then I made him promise never to bring up Friday Night Jamboree for at least three years....

34 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

That kind of exercise is good for the mind and soul!...:)JP

Chris said...

I don't know what it was Lisa - but I want some!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am laughing so hard! I am sorry I know it was tough living through the boys night out, but I can so see JDanile playing in the dirt. He would have been covered.

Meredith said...

Spiked salsa!! Bahaha...
but -- looking at the pictures -- you might be right!

I love the hula hoop field! How cool is that!

And handing dirt to random strangers??? Priceless. :)

Jill said...

Oh my gosh! I couldn't help but laugh out loud at this one. You boys are so cute (and busy). I can just imagine how tired you were. Did the boys settle down in the car? I hope so, for your sake.

On a side note...what a fun little down!

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh Lisa, they were on a big adventure! So many new things to see. :-)

Melodie said...

I know it probably wasn't funny at the time but ...it gave me a giggle this morning!

blueviolet said...

What in the heck? It was definitely spiked! That is so hilarious to me though!

Shell said...

We have definitely had experiences like that!

TexWisGirl said...

laughing my butt off here! my that must have been exhausting! LOL!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That's the joy of little boys!

Sally said...

HAHAHA! I know it wasn't funny at the time, though. Your boys are so precious. Love the dirty feet photo! :)

missing moments said...

I'm laughing at those handful of dirt to friends!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I think that you are wise to wait for a while on Friday night Jamboree:) So cute! the pics

Valerie said...

You and Paul deserved something spiked after that! But thanks for giving me a good laugh too-giving dirt to random strangers! What a hoot!

My Journey With Candida said...

Hahahaha, Those little boys of yours were going to make sure they kept you on their toes.

So, after all that.. Did they sleep well?

(Florida) Girl said...

Ha! So funny. Love the handing dirt to strangers.

Tracie said...

That is so funny! Reminds me of our 1st family vacation. You can read it here. http://alextracieandtheweeones.blogspot.com/2011/03/bear-lake-our-first-and-last-family.html

Ginny said...

This is just too funny for words and has given me a good laugh!!! Just when I needed one most. I love the gifting of the dirt! This looks like a tiny town with a lot of cool things to do. I love those barrels of candy. Is it closer to me or further away? If it's not too far, I may go.

Sonya Heilmann said...

Haha! Sounds like a fun, crazy night! I hope the boys slept as well as you did!

Meredith said...

Was it a full moon too? My boys have been acting a little kooky lately too!!

Misty said...

Fun!

you make me wish we had things like that.

and giant, country store barrels of candy.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Here -- have some dirt! Why thank you little boy. Where are your parents?

Haha! Love this. And I thought I was the only mother with little boys that acted crazy in public. Not! :)

Samantha said...

I laughed out loud at your commentary...sounds like a TRIP!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Poor you! I've heard some recipes call for a lot of sugar in salsa? :)

It's a memory the boys will cherish I bet!

Michaele said...

They were really on a roll weren't they?

Luisa Rodríguez said...

So funny! Cute pictures :P
The kids are so cute! You must be exhausted haha


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Mary said...

What a cool deal! Looks ike fun. Did your lttle ball of energy sleep well that night? :)

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed that! I just found your blog by way of The Blue Ridge Gal. I just moved to Va from NJ and I work in the town of Floyd. Its a unique little town.
Teresa

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How cute, Lisa... So--no more Friday night Jamboree for you all --til the boys get to be --let's see---maybe 21.... ha ha

Looks like Floyd is a neat place though.
Hugs,
Betsy

La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life said...

Too funny. You are always having so much fun!

Mom of 12 said...

Oh...my kids would love that place!
Sandy

Dawn said...

Hahaha...oh funny!
Spiked Salsa!
But it sure made for more good memories;)

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

That's hilarious! It definitely reminds me of some of our outings. Glad you made it through the disaster.