Apr 14, 2012

Tampa Bay Blues Festival...A Musical Weekend

Without music life would be a mistake....
Music is what feelings sound like...

There are 2 things we look forward to each year with anticipation.  The first is Tampa Bay Blues Festival will will be this weekend for 3 days.  Arvid and I have been going here for several years and as Arvid just said "it would take something real catastrophic for us not to make it to this festival." 

Every year we reserve our hotel about 6 months in advance.  Together with The Chicago Blues Festivals, these two events are a must.  We may skip going to certain places, but never to these two.

What makes these festivals so very nice is that they are both in beautiful parks surrounded by the water.  The music is great, the ambiance is great and we meet many of our friends from the South  Florida Blues Society.

St. Petersburg...home of Tampa Bay Blues Festival

Arvid looks forward to a weekend without a laptop and as he says "NO PHONES."   When it comes to music Arvid comes alive like no one I know.  The Blues makes him happy and just seeing him acting so carefree makes me happy.   I love going to Tampa Bay Blues also because of the openness, the wonderful weather, and I get to read my book all day long while listening to music and nibbling on all sort of goodies. 

 Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

some of our best times are at Tampa Bay Blues

Being by the water we also get to watch the boats go by and also watch Dolphins swim by.  So far we have been lucky every year.  We are both pretty excited to be going best of all Brutus will be in the best of hands.  He is being cared by my very good friend who has been his pet sitter in Florida from the time we got him almost 6 years ago.  She is happy, we are happy and Brutus happy as well.....

Happiness comes when you believe in what you are doing, 
 know what you are doing, and love what you are doing.....