Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Cedar City Shakespeare Festival

Candleman and I are in Cedar City, Utah this week visiting my sister and her family. Our daughter Kate and my mother came with us. A group of women cousins are also here this week from northern Utah. They come every year to attend the Shakespeare Festival. There are six different plays going right now along with workshops and post-play discussions. Candleman and Katie are going this afternoon to see The Secret Garden. Tomorrow evening Katie and I are going to Comedy of Errors. Candleman and my nephew are going to hike the 16 miles through the Zion Narrows and won't be back early enough to go to the play. I can't wait to see they pictures the take!

We don't usually attend all six plays but do join the 'group' for lunch or dinners a couple times. Last night we ate at the Pastry Pub - a favorite. It has been closed for 7 months due to fire damage and yesterday was its first day open. We were grateful! There's always so many and there are conversations going on all around the big table. I try to catch bits and pieces, but usually wind up not getting a full coherent conversation. So fun, though.

Susan's kids usually gather with us around the table and play some games, enjoy lots of laughter and good conversation. Last night Candleman taught Mom, Susan and I an new game called Golf that is played with Skip-Bo cards. We've decided not to let Mom play any more because she always won!

Right now Mom and Susan are off buying play tickets with a long linger in the University's book store. Katie is in the bedroom reading (or maybe napping) and Candleman is looking through some purchase made this morning for tomorrow's hike. So that gives me a few minutes to type up this post.

Saturday we are going to drive to Las Vegas to see our daughter who recently moved there for her new job. It's supposed to be 105 degrees! There's only one thing that would get me to make that trip in July - one of my kids! The crazy things we do for our kids. Monday we'll head for home.


Anonymous said...

Love the new look of your blog!

Sounds like you are having a good time in Cedar City. I have only been to the Festival once and had such a great time.

raidergirl3 said...

What a great sounding family time you and Candleman are having!

The weather on PEI is terrible this summer - we have a risk of frost tonight! Nothing like that hot night on Richmond Street eating chowder. I am dreaming of that night right now, in my slippers and sweatshirt.

(I like the new brown, but I find the comments in white difficult to read)

Booklogged said...

Beverooni, I've only seen a few plays over the years but have enjoyed them all. I am generally not thrifty, but I have a battle with myself when it comes to spending $30-50 for tickets.

Raidergirl3, that's terrible about the cold temps. And isn't this year the 100th anniversary of Anne? Probably so many people coming to celebrate. I am grateful that the year we came wasn't that cold! I do wish I had felt a little bit better that evening, tho. Thanks for alerting me about the comments. On my computer there's a white background with black lettering, but I did go into the html and specify black for the type. Hope that helps.

Iliana said...

How fun! Hope you guys enjoy the rest of the festival and your trip to see your daughter. Take lots of water on the drive!

Terri B. said...

Yay! Cedar City and the Shakespeare Festival! I sometimes find myself in Cedar City this time of year and always go and enjoy a show and dinner up the hill at Rusty's :o) Have fun!

Booklogged said...

Iliana, thanks for the wishes. We are having a wonderful time. We will take lots of water. All I have to say is thank heaven for air conditioning!

Terri, are you a Utah blogger, too?

Terri B. said...

Unfortunately, I do not live in the beautiful state of Utah, but I do travel through at least once a year. We've discovered that Cedar City is a wonderful place to spend a few days :o) We have family in Colorado.

Les said...

It sounds like you're having a wonderful time! I'm still toying with a trip to Zion/Bryce with Bookfool sometime next year. Cedar City looks like a nice place to stay for visits to both parks. Might have to pick your brain for recommendations later in the planning stages.

I, too, am visiting family. We're out in Depoe Bay this week, enjoying the cool, drizzly weather. We're hoping for some sun today when we hike up near Pacific City. Our evenings have been lots of fun. We've been playing all sorts of games, but Mah Jong seems to be the most popular. Fun to spend time with my parents and siblings and their children. It's been 8 years since we've all been together!

Have a safe trip home!

BTW, I love your new template. Very lovely background pattern & color.

Zibilee said...

It sounds like you are having an awesome time! I hope you get to do all that you want to, and get to see some terrific plays. Enjoy the vacation!

alisonwonderland said...

It sounds like you've been having some fun this summer. My husband and I are headed down to the Shakespearean Festival next Monday. We've been every year since 1998; it's something I really look forward to! My 13yo did Comedy of Errors with her sixth grade class last year, so I'm looking forward to that one, as well as The Secret Garden, which I've seen before and love. We love The Pastry Pub too - and didn't know about the fire. I'm glad it's back open.