Sunday, September 8, 2019

Hermitfest 2019

Hello Everyone,
There are days when I need to walk away from the sewing machine, computer, and every electronic device and totally unplug myself from the universe.  Yesterday was one of those days.  I was totally unreachable at Hermitfest 2019.  But we did get in touch, and reach out to friends, and enjoyed a very relaxing day listening to music while we sat under the pine trees chatting with our friends and snacked our way through the day.

Hermitfest is a mini-micro Woodstock for the geriatric group.  We didn't see any bell-bottom pants, but we did see a lot of bodies shaped like a bell curve.....our bodies included!  We saw a lot of tie dyed shirts and some camo outfits sported by the occasional deer hunter who wandered through the event.

We didn't get a Rocky Mountain High, but we did get a Sierra Nevada High at this elevation.  There was an occasional whiff of pot here and there, but mainly the whiff of Bengay. 

Hermit Valley is located along scenic Highway 4 that winds its way over Ebbetts Pass into Nevada.  Driving along this route, you have to be on the lookout for range cattle, deer, and bears.

There is a campground at Hermit Valley and we didn't see any VW buses, but there were some small Airstreams.  I, for one, would not want to tow anything over this road!  There are some hairpin curves where you meet your back end on the curves.

This happens a couple of times every year.  Truck drivers do not heed the many warning signs.  I'll bet this driver wished he was wearing Depends! 

The crowd started gathering around 11am and the music started around 12pm.

Mazey enjoyed her day at Hermitfest too.  She loved hanging out under the picnic table looking for scraps.  There were almost as many dogs as people.  Mazey got so much love from the attendees!  She returned the love by leaning into everyone who stopped to pet her.

More and more dancers took center stage as the day progressed.

We will definitely go back again next year. 

I'm back at my computer today to answer emails, and work on pattern directions before I head to Livermore for my Sew'n Wild Oaks classes on Monday and Tuesday.  I enjoyed my short-lived break from reality, it was just what I needed.

Make love not war.....and let's just make it to tomorrow!



  1. Lynn, you so crack me up! Hermitfest sounds like fun. And you can camp? Maybe next year.. I think I still have my tent.

  2. What a hoot! Glad you had fun. It is essential to "unplug" once in a while!

  3. Glad you took some time to totally relax!!! You've done plenty of work lately!! Hugs, H