Here’s an obvious, but new insight: We travel and eat where ever we live. We haven’t even left for our big trip, but our outlook has already reset – we are tourists and gourmands now right here, impressed by the local offerings.
This is a particularly good outlook for those poor, bored teens all over the world, whining, “There’s never anything to do around here!” Yes, there is. It all depends on how you look at it.
So, last night, we went back to the Newberg Music Center for another of their Last Friday music nights. It’s always live music, mostly NW Oregon musicians. Small, highly appreciative audience. Admission: $10, plus whatever CDs of the current act you might decide to buy.
They have a little, casual snack bar – dips and chips, tortilla chips, big chunks of fruit, soft drinks – no charge. If you like intimate venues, this is the place for you!
Last night the group was Rose in the Heather from the greater Portland, Oregon, area.
They have a good website – take a look, then check their calendar to see where their next gig is. Most of their appearances have been in the summer, but you never know.
They’ve been together 10 years, they told the audience. Also, we learned how to pronounce the name of that Irish drum, the bodhran. It’s “bow’r-an.”
As usual, you learn something new every day.