Waddie Mitchell ... Our Host and Cowboy PoetWe spent Halloween night in Midway.
We went to the 18th Annual Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair.
And... it was a blast!
It was our first time going to the event, but not our last.
From this point on, we will make it a Fall tradition to go to the event.
Dansie Family Band... Awesome talented kids!
We had a steak or chicken dinner, along with chuck wagon beans and all the fixin's. The rolls were heavenly.
Met some of the nicest folks on the planet, and had great conversations.
Sourdough Slim played along with Robert Armstrong (not pictured).
Toe tappin' music, and singing along with the tunes.
Made us feel like we were sitting around a campfire, under the stars.
about fell out of my chair, when surprise.. Joey and Rory were there to perform.
I had really wanted to go the night that they were scheduled to perform, but we were unable to go that day and night, because of my sweet husbands work schedule.
Imagine my absolute delight, when it was announced that they were at the event and would be performing for us.
I was thrilled.
I'm a big fan of theirs.
We had V.I.P seating, and the performers were only about 10 feet away from us.
As if that weren't enough of a great surprise, Michael Martin Murphey was also at the event, and also did a surprise performance.
I was percolating out of my chair.
How wonderful, and how fun to see additional performers that were not scheduled for the night.
It was a real treat.
The very best treat that I've ever gotten on Halloween.
Yep.. calling all cowboys, and cowgirls, and gals & folks like me... that appreciate and love the talent of such wonderful cowboy performers.
Attitude of gratitude:
~I'm so grateful that the weather has been co-operative, and that Provo Canyon was safe to drive.
~I'm grateful that the little shop still had that beautiful scarf that I wanted, and my sweet husband bought it for me... and sweet surprise.
~I'm grateful that someone; someone-s very, very strong hauled off all of our pumpkins. Every last one of them. Saved my sweet husband, and Spencer from trying to lift the 100 pound pumpkins and recycle them. Really, it saved their backs. Although... there are probably a few teenagers walking around today with a crook in their backs...** giggle *.