Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sunday Matinee

As mentioned in the previous post, this weekend was full of events. Saturday was exciting with the hike to the farmer's market and a day of baking and friends. Sunday was full of driving and play watching.

One of my best friends, Kelly, was in her second play at her local community theatre.

Yep, that's her. She doesn't like photos of herself, but she does like vectors and I feel she does wonderful artwork. She's done a few of me too. *I totally swiped this from her.*

After a kind of emotionally rough and charged morning, I got dolled up in my sunday best and headed out the door, hopped on the I-5 south to Albany, Oregon.



I actually used to do the I-5 drive quite a bit. For about a year and a half, I'd drive to Eugene from Portland almost every weekend. It got annoying, but what got me through it was taking pictures. Yeah, probably a bad idea, but I'd just leave the camera on and push the button. I'd usually have no idea what I'd get until I got home, but I do have some pretty images from my drive during that one year.
I've arrived in Albany with early, thankfully ready to see Nickel and Dimed.

My criticisms for the play was that it was long and there were too many actors playing too many characters. It seemed that each actor could not delve into their characters because, they had to move on so quickly to the other one, they felt rushed. And that's all I'll say. But man, the sets were FANTASTIC. I was only able to take a few pictures of that cuz well, the sets changed every 2 minutes or so!




Afterward, we went out to dinner at a Mexican food restaurant and Kelly was kind enough to let me puke verbally at her in her home turf. Sometimes, you just need a friend.

I've been to Albany many times before, we've even filmed there in the dead of night and I still find it very beautiful every time I go. It's like stepping back in time with its old churches, old theaters and old style streets fronts.


5 comments:

Kristin said...

Albany looks so cute! I've never been there before, but looks like a fun place to visit!

Shawn said...

I enjoyed reading about your trip to Albany... I work at Albany Visitors Association and was considering quoting you on our website (albanyvisitors.com) and wanted to know if that would be okay....

McJumpguez said...

Oh my, yes of course! Albany is beautiful! It was the first time I ever climbed bails of hay!

Shawn said...

You have officially been quoted...

Thanks

Kelly said...

Hay climbing! They're discing (disking?) the fields and at twilight if feels like the earth has stopped to watch.