Entering July, we realized we had really fun plans for every single weekend, so we entitled it the "Month of Fun". And it was! We had a wonderful week at the lake, a visit to the Cape, a fun weekend in Maine with family, and we capped it all off with a weekend in Newport! Whew - that's a lot of driving!
Newport was a lot of fun. I have to remind myself that my boys are 5 and 7 - not quite old enough to want to sit still for long periods of time to listen to music. I came prepared with lots of diversions, but we also spent a lot of time in the family tent, which is thoughtfully full of crafts and snacks and even included a couple sets of corn hole. We played games and did crafts while still getting to enjoy fabulous music on the main stage. I did also make it to one of the smaller stages to see The Oh Hellos, which was my favorite show of the day. Aaron stayed with me and agreed they were a ton of fun. All in all, despite a few sprinkles in the middle of the afternoon, it was a beautiful day full of beautiful music.
If you like that sort of thing, you could listen to a few of the shows we saw. NPR has several of the main stage concerts online, including Nickel Creek, Aoife O'Donovan, and Shovels & Rope. They were all really good.
So our month of fun is over, and we haven't even gone on our big trip yet! Only 12 days until Spain and Amsterdam! Wow I'm spoiled.