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On Stage With Chris Irwin

My weekend started at the Door Community Auditorium, and ended at Fishstock. I couldn’t ask for a better three days in Door County!

Check out my Weekend Recap:

1. On Friday after work, I rounded up a group of friends for a potluck dinner before heading to the Door Community Auditorium to see Rising Appalachia. The show was great – the music made you feel like you had been transported to an Irish pub, a New Orleans jazz café or the Bulgarian mountains. We followed the show with a late-night dip to cool off from all that great music.

2. On Saturday morning I got up and headed to Sister Bay for their flea market at Schoolhouse Park. I’d heard rumors of a cool vendor selling vintage clothes out of an old camper, and those rumors were true. If you ever see a cool old camper with “Belafonte” (the name of the store) written on the side, follow it. I left with a bag full of cheap, cool stuff.

4. You might not believe it, but Saturday was my first trip to the Red Putter. I know, over a year in Door County and I had never attempted hole 19. The game was fun, the course is quirky and awesome, and it was great to be in such a cheerful atmosphere. I’m putting the Red Putter on my must-do list every summer!

5. I had a lazy Sunday morning, starting with a pot of coffee and homemade mini cherry pie for breakfast (sounds healthy, right?). Then, Sally and I headed out to Eagle Trail in Peninsula State Park for a lovely hike in the woods.

6. The whole weekend was great, but Sunday night had to be the peak. Thanks to being in the right place at the right time, I got the chance to play percussion for Chris Irwin and friends at Fishstock. I was nervous as I’ve ever been, but performing with Chris, Eric Lewis, Lynn Gudmunsen, David Hatch, Paul Sowinski, Claudia Russel, Bruce Kaplan was amazing. I can now check “playing on the big stage at Camp David” off my bucket list!