Friday, September 24, 2010

Anybody Home??

I'm still here, south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Hey, have you ever wondered about the Mason-Dixon line? Mason and Dixon were surveyors who were handed the task of settling a border dispute at a time before the American Revolution. The line eventually became known as the line that divides the northern states from the southern. Anyway, south of the Mason-Dixon line they have some great mayonnaise... and grits... and flour.

They also put on some great concerts. My mom and I attended a performance on Wednesday night that had me wondering what we'd do if someone hadn't invented music. We saw The American Tenors and they were absolutely wonderful.

The group is comprised of three tenors; Ben Gulley, Marcus McConico and Nathan Granner. The concept of the American Tenors was the brainchild of Irish musician and producer, Frank McNamara. He served as the accompaniest for the evening.

I can't say I've ever been a fan of opera but if you hear an operatic tenor singing their best, they'd make a believer out of you.

After the concert we put the top down on the convertible and sat in the dark waiting for the rush of cars to leave the parking lot. And then we drove through the forest under a full moon. We drove and hummed the tunes we'd heard.

I was in the moment and thankful for wonderful artists who share their talents.




Becky K. said...

That sounds like a very perfect evening. I happen to love the harmony of the tenors....Glad you enjoyed them.

Lisa said...

Sounds like you're having a great time! I do hope the weather is cooperating for you. It's been in the high 90's here in Alabama, but they are telling us we will have temps in the 70's and 80's next week....and no more humidity! It's much more fun to be outdoors when you can breathe.

Marfa (Crafting Marfa) said...

South of the Mason/Dixon line is fantabulous! Enjoy the rest of your trip. The convertible ride sounds like a lot of fun.

renae said...

Sounds lovely!!

Guess what, guess what? One of the post cards you sent arrived! I was so excited to see it. It's the most recent one you sent :) Thanks so much!

Nathan said...


WOW! I just kind of redid my site and up popped your comment on my page.

I'm sorry to have missed them until now. Sheesh, I didn't even know I HAD a comment page...and I designed the site. Derrrr.

I am so very glad you had a great time at The American Tenors in Hot Springs. WE DID TOO!!

All the best in everything you do.