What’s in a weekend?
Weekends come in all shapes and sizes. Some are more satisfactory or interesting than others, but I would have to say that this weekend was one of the best. I feel like I fit more into two days than I could in any normal week, so I apologize if this Glog post seems a bit multi-faceted. It started early on Saturday morning. Most of my day was taken up by a ski race at, yes again, Black Mountain of Maine. It was a huge high school race, the Sassi Memorial Classic, and Team Gould had a great day. Lots of fun…but not too much.
My day was far from over when I got back from Rumford. In the evening, I headed over to the Mill Hill Inn, one of the coolest spots in town, run by our own Woody Hughes. The event was the second in a series of singer-songwriter nights, featuring music by some of Maine’s best emerging musicians. The artists that were featured that night were Shanna Underwood and Roy Davis, both musicians who grew up in Maine but have traveled around quite a bit performing and creating music. They both produce music in the realm of folk, country, and bluegrass, and have done stints in Nashville and other locations around the country. Shanna has spent time teaching in the Himalayas, and it is reflected in some of the lyrics of her songs. For me, the most distinguishing thing about both of these musicians was their songwriting ability. It was clear that they took a lot of care to put emotion and meaning into their lyrics. To a semi-musician like me, it was inspiring to see people who were passionate about crafting their own songs and making a living out of it. My friends and I bought some CDs and I have been listening to them ever since. Here are the links to both of their websites if you want to check them out!
Of course, given the spectacular weather, the only other logical thing to do this weekend was to spend as much time out doors as possible. On Sunday, I made sure to do that. I skied in the morning at the Bethel Inn, along with all of the participants in the New England Women’s Ski Day, who were also out enjoying some of the best Nordic skiing this year. It was glorious. See the picture below.
And then, what a better way to cap off a weekend than ice skating! You may not know, but Mr. Southam’s pond has the best skating in town. It was most lovely.
And that was everything I could ever ask for in a weekend! A little music, a little culture, and a lot of outdoors. That’s how it’s done, folks, and I’ll see you next week.