Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Festival Day

Saturday, October 22, 2016, was the big day for Lexington when somewhere around 180,000 people came to our area to celebrate Lexington-style pork barbecue at the 33rd annual Barbecue Festival. Since our town normally exists as home to around 18,000 people, a ten-fold temporary population is something to see. We always spend at least a portion of the day uptown enjoying the crowds, vendors, food, and entertainment. Before Shirley and I began hosting the Lexington Barbecue Festival Petanque Tournament in 2013, it was our routine to migrate uptown around 8 o'clock in the morning and stay until at least 5 o'clock in the afternoon.

Now our hosting duties require that we show up back at Finch Park somewhere between one o'clock and two o'clock. Not that we don't enjoy the petanque and all our petanque friends, but we, nevertheless, regret missing so much of the entertainment that the festival provides.

After the festival appearance and an afternoon of petanque at Finch Park, we dropped by our house for a little freshening and refreshing. Then it was on to Terry/Sue's place for the evening meal catered by one of our local home-cooking restaurants, Cagney's.

Finally, there was more petanque into the evening before we returned home for a little rest before our tournament on Sunday.

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