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wilco weekend in the berkshires

Screenwindow

Screenwindow

At some point I started asking the kids what was their favorite part of whatever we just did. On the way home from our Solid Sound weekend, Mo surprised me, asking me first. Hmmm. I would have a hard time picking. It was a weekend so full of so many different things. Music, weather, family, adventure, art, people. Had to admit the truth though - probably anything that involved being with or near my family. Even huddling together in the downpour at Friday night's concert was fun. In its way. And of course, the music was amazing.

So here is my list as prompted by the camera:

Cafereva

Cafereva

taking over the whole counter at Cafe Reva (Pittsfield) for breakfast

Ride

Ride

caravanning to the event, listening to the girls talk about music

Weather

Weather

the mercurial Berkshires weather, steadily toying with us, sun to shade to rain to downpour, again and again

Walk

Walk

the venue, so welcoming, fascinating, accommodating, peaceful, generous

Feet

Feet

following the kids to see what they saw

Fishtrap

Fishtrap

the ability to enjoy the museum exhibits throughout the events

Polaroidmo

Polaroidmo

seeing Mo be photographed for and included in the polaroid exhibit 

Nelscline

Nelscline

walking around with Nels Cline

Print

Print

being on time for the silkscreen demo

Dryer

Dryer

Screens

Screens

wandering the impressive gallery of Wilco poster art

Wilcoreflection

Wilcoreflection

discovering this accidental window reflection in my snapshot

Spider

Spider

stopping to see this as the crowd whisked by

Syl

Syl

but still arriving in time for Syl

Satshow

Satshow

loving the spectacular Big Show, finally without rain, but with everything they could give us 

Wilco

Wilco

Both days, there was a lot of rain and there were a lot of people - all looking for shelter and comfort between shows. It was a challenge to figure out how to be together as a family without being in the way of someone else.

Oasis

Oasis

You'll understand then that one favorite part was the against-the-odds victory when I snagged an empty wet chair out of the rain and found half a table to share under cover. While the hubbub swirled around us, we gradually forged a dry oasis there for a few precious hours of relaxed eating, resting, visiting and meeting other folks. My mama moment within a weekend beautifully imagined by the youngers, so capable, thoughtful, enthusiastic and sweet. Thank you - especially to Erin and John Paul!

Lyons Family Woodstock 2011 = A.W.E.S.O.M.E. 

Allofus

Allofus

mollie makes

teach your children well

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