August in Prescott had a slow pace for us and we enjoyed hanging around the house and garden. There were a couple events in the neighborhood, but mostly we lay low.
At the end of the month, we took a flight out of Prescott (United Express began providing service out of Prescott the day prior) to LAX to see Toby and Elaine. They picked us up and whisked us to Ventura, via Duke’s. We had lots of fun exploring Ventura and points in between there and Sylmar, where Toby and Elaine live. There we had incredibly fine dining in LA (including with Molly and Andy), played a lot of games, and enjoyed their backyard.
September brought more relaxing around Prescott, with a three trips further afield. We had some visitors, of the non-human variety, and went to some local events.
In the middle of the month, we joined four other couples for a trip to Nashville for the Americanafest. We rented a fabulous house and of course had as much fun hanging out in Nashville as we did seeing music.
But we did see music, at venues all over the downtown area: John Prine & friends, I’m With Her, Jerry Douglas, Molly Tuttle, Mary Gautier, Kelsey Waldon, Liz Brasher, Amanda Shires, John Paul White, Chelsea Williams, Jesse Dayton, Buxton, Cicada Rhythm, Richard Thompson, and Joseph Wooten and The Hands Of Soul.
And because you just can’t have too much good music, a couple of days after we got back, we headed to Phoenix for some great New Orleans music at “Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown,” with New Breed Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic, Walter Wolfman Washington, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, and Cyril Neville.
Then toward the end of the month we went to Sioux Falls to visit the South Dakota Brooks: Rosemary, Ray, Lisa, Barb, Tim, Kelsey, Jay, Jeni, and Gwyn. We enjoyed the views on the way from Denver to Prescott.
Now we have a little over a week to enjoy home in Prescott before our next adventures.