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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Village Green on a Sunday Afternoon

Sunday we took a drive to Fairhaven. I needed some good walking shoes and according to anyone who knows anything about running/walking and shoes; Fairhaven Runners is the place to go. Right now, I'm saying no more about the shoes...that's for another post. Going to Fairhaven is always a treat, and this day was no exception! A band was playing 40's swing music on the Village Green. They were the cat's meow!



Even Dirty Dan Harris seemed to be enjoying the music! Dirty Dan, as locals affectionately call him, was the founder of Fairhaven. In 1883 he filed the first platt in the area. Harris was an adventurer/enterpreneur who was often involved in scandals...sometimes spending time in the pokey for his antics. Most of them involved liquor. Here's a great link that tells about Dan Harris in more detail:
http://dan-harris.info/bio.html


Fajitas! We could smell the sizzling steak and peppers as we strolled through the courtyard. Though we hadn't intended to dine out, we were overcome by the music, sunshine and the aroma of Mexican food. Not to mention that Milagro's had a balcony overlooking the green where we could listen to the music!


A couple of views from the balcony...



 Note the 'Village Books' and 'Colophon Cafe' sign. If you are an out-of-towner, these places are a must see. Though we enjoyed our fajitas, I think the Colophon is the best restaurant around. Especially if you like soup. And you know I do!



A couple dancing in the Green. I just know that years from now these couples will look back fondly at the day they danced in sunshine on Village Green.


Another couple cuts the rug. They say that the phrase ' to cut the rug' came about because some folks danced so often and so well that they wore out the rug. I would love to be able to dance well. Hubby and I took a few lessons...it was pretty hysterical! I didn't think he was doing it right and he didn't think I was doing it right! I think we were pretty frustrating to our instructor. Still, learning to dance is on the list of things to do in retirement...because if I have the chance to sit it out or dance...I'd like to dance!

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6 comments:

jojo said...

I hope you dance! It's on my list of things to do but I'm not sure it's on hubby's! Oh well, I can always dream...
those folks look so happy, like they are having the time of their lives..sweet.

farmlady said...

What a lovely place this is. I can hear the music and feel the delight of the day.
Keep dancing, my dear.

ellen b. said...

Looks like a great afternoon. I'll have to make a note about that cafe...Colophon.
Katie and Dear bought a groupon for dance lessons to get ready for the father/daughter dance at the wedding. My toes always start tapping when the music starts playing...

Amish Stories said...

looks like everyone seemed to be having a very nice time. Richard

Anneliese said...

I'd sure like to learn to dance... but with two left feet.. I have a feeling I'd frustrate any teacher too.

Ocean Soul said...

We luuuuuuv Fairhaven! But I haven't been there during the summer, it looks even more fun!

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