|We met Marvin & Nancy Kelso from Gaylord, MI while at Big Bend|
and reconnected at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
|Fred and Jill Moon, friends from Williamsburg, Michigan|
|Dale Burson (Ctr) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qRgCLI0Anw - great guitar player!|
I know it's been awhile since I last blogged, and there's so much I want to share with you about what we did between New Orleans, LA and Alpine, TX, but I just have to tell you about what we've experienced over the past few days in Alpine, TX!! We had heard of the TEXAS COWBOY POETRY GATHERING over the years but "steered" clear of the area while it was happening. This year friends from home, Jill and Fred Moon (pictured above), happened to mention in an email that they were looking forward to getting out of the Michigan snowbank and flying to West Texas for this Cowboy gathering. We arrived in Big Bend National Park on Jan. 30 and thought somehow we needed to try and "hitch" up with them while they were so close. They said they had done this before and LOVED it and it was a must do. So we stayed at the National Park for three weeks and joined in on the fun. What fun it was and we for sure will attend next year if we're out this way. From the Chuckwagon breakfast with real cowboy coffee to the old and young cowboys and cowgirls singing or reciting poetry, it was so much fun. So if you are ever down here the last weekend in February make sure you join in.
|Cooks start campfires at 4 a.m. to bake Dutch Oven buiscuts.|
|Delicious Cowboy coffee!|
|A favorite: Dan Roberts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1ABpZfhhqc|
So many varied interpretations and styles of poetry, great stories and music. So inspiring and entertaining. Here are a few more of my favorites.
Click Here: KRISTYN HARRIS. Her yodeling was contagious.
Loved Mike Blakely: MIKE BLAKELY MUSIC
Also Mary Kaye: MARY KAYE
Enjoyed so many great poems. This one is a true story about the Texas Buffalo written and recited by Linda Kirkpatrick.