seen the Bay of Fundy from both the Maine/Canada side and
non also shares the coast with the Hopewell Rocks near Alma,
N.B. and, of course, the Acadia National Park which offers so
much in the area of recreation- hiking paths, beautiful vistas,
camping- it would be a great summer destination for cool
After a few more days of relaxation and fun with the Foggin’s,
we booked it down through New Hampshire, New Jersey,
Philly, New Jersey, looking forward to some great music
ahead of us!
Next point of interest- we returned to the Cherry Hill RV
Resort in order to hit a few more museums that we missed
heading north. One being the new African American Museum
of History & Culture. The museum is powerful. It is
staggering to learn just how many people were imprisoned
and killed on those ships, and those that arrived were in for
so much more pain and suffering. There were so many families
torn apart. There were tens of thousands of ships from
all over the world that came to America packed with slaves.
We share this history, and it is sobering and very painful. The
museum is amazing in its architecture as well as its’ breadth
ton and a bright red Eldorado that belonged to Chuck Berry.
There were also gowns worn by Aretha Franklin and a large
section devoted to Oprah Winfrey with an overview of her
journalism career and a display of her gowns worn over time.
lery. This is one of the few galleries open until 7 p.m., and it
is a popular destination. Of course, a trip to Washington D.C.
all of which are free to the public. We even got to see Julia
dorado! There is too much here to tell you about- just put it on
your bucket list....trust me!
Things were about to become a bit more hectic as we headed
down to North Carolina. First, we headed to Pittsboro, NC
to the home of former Tampa residents and former WMNF
tally friendly home on 6.5 acres in a conservation area. We go
right into the lake as we discover that the hurricane impact
docks and is up the road. We stop just short of taking a swim
in our vehicle.
Jeff Scroggins and Colorado at IBMA showcase.
In the next few days, we will see our long-time friend,
Mark Barroso and his wife, Ellen Manning about a half hour
away in Carrboro, NC. He was the long-time WMNF Volunteer
that helped to create the large, musical, iconic event that
was Tropical Heatwave in Tampa. It came before Gasparilla
Music Festival and continued for 34 years. I still get asked
about it across the country! The last one featured 17 stages
and 76 Bands- Crazy, eh?
Mark wanted us to explore his town of Carrboro. It has
went to an independent theater to see the new, Michael Moore
We then got to see how Carrboro stages their version of
Heatwave. They had, perhaps, 10 stages with 25 local, young
acts in this city-funded event. The music was edgy and the
crowd was young. The spirits were high and there was excitement
and fun in the air as we moved from stage to stage
trying to keep up with Mark. He was having a blast! That is
also a great town to live in- so vibrant.
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