So last week, I told you guys that I was going to the Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass Festival in Sevierville with my family. Then on Saturday, I posted on my blog that my forever friend, Missy Bear, got her picture taken with Mary McDonough because she was there signing her books and we got to meet her! Now I’m going to share lots of other things about what happened!
First of all, like you already know, I took my forever friend, Missy Bear, with me and she’s in some of the pictures I took. That’s so you know that I took those pictures and I didn’t just get them from somebody else that got to go to the festival. I was there with Missy Bear, and I took those pictures.
So you know, my grandma has a walker she sometimes uses for when she does lots of walking so she can sit down and rest and not get all tired out too much. Sometimes she let me stand on the part she’s supposed to be sitting on so I could be taller and take really good pictures. But most of the time, I didn’t bug my grandma to let me use her walker. I just sometimes did.
The first picture I’m going to share is one you guys already saw on Saturday, but I want to share it again because it’s a really awesome picture. This is Missy Bear and Mary McDonough together.
I also got to meet Jeff from WDVX 89.9 FM. He told me lots of stuff about bluegrass music, and he said that some good bluegrass bands to listen to are Flatt Lonesome, Sierra Hull, and the Lonesome River Band. I got to hear them play on the big stage! This is a picture I took of the Lonesome River Band.
And here’s a picture of Missy Bear and Jeff, so if you go to Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass Festival next year, you’ll know who to talk to so you can get tips on good bands to hear! He’s pointing at his t-shirt because I asked him to show everybody what radio station he’s with.
There were lots of police officers at the festival, and they were really nice and friendly. I know because when I asked of them if I could take their picture to put up on my blog, they said yes and the police officers at the festival let me take their picture!
It wouldn’t be a BBQ and bluegrass festival if I didn’t show you guys that there was BBQers there. There was a big BBQ contest and I was hoping to find the guy that certifies the judges for judging the BBQ contest, but nobody knew what I was talking about when I asked if they knew who Casey Beyus was. But that’s okay because I got to meet Jeff and Cindy Thompson from River Road Grillbillies. They came in #5 in the Pork category. Here’s a picture of them with Missy Bear!
I took lots and lots of pictures, but I can’t put them all on my blog. If I did, you guys would be here for hours looking at great pictures of people having lots of fun. So I’m going to share one more picture and this one is the Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass Mascot. I saw him all over the place on Friday and Saturday, and everybody wanted to take pictures of him. Missy Bear isn’t in the picture with him but that’s because she was zipped up in a knapsack and that knapsack went away with my brothers, Aaron and Josh, when they disappeared somewhere (I don’t exactly know where but it was somewhere I wasn’t).
This summer, when my mom takes me to other places, I’m going to do blog entries just like this one. Maybe you’re going to be at the same places I’m going to be. You’ll know me when you see me because Missy Bear is going to be with me. Look for Missy Bear or a family with a knapsack with Missy Bear peeking out of it. When you see Missy Bear, you’ll know that the kid with the camera taking all the pictures is me, Missy Barrett!