May 25, 2008

A Prairie Home Companion at Wolf Trap

One of the highlights of summer are outdoor performances with picnic dinners. Last night we went to see Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion live radio broadcast at Wolf Trap National Park.

We joined masses of folks of all ages, shapes and sizes vying for a grassy spot miles from the stage. To our delight Garrison walked up through our area to do his opening monologue and we instantly had front row seats!

It was a warm, sunny day and Rachel packed us a fantastic picnic dinner. I sprawled out on our blankets and took in the show which could easily be enjoyed while gazing at the clouds since it is radio of the mind.

Later in the evening we walked from Georgetown to The Kennedy Center and went out on the roof terrace which is open to the public until midnight. It is the best place for a 360 view of the Potomac, Georgetown and some of the Washington monuments. Plus, I wasn't afraid of the height. Maybe I'm over my fear!

The Kennedy Center has a free musical performance 365 days a year at 6pm on their Millennium Stage. I'm going to check some out.