Here are some pictures from the beautiful fall foliage we’ve experienced here in the corridor the last few weeks.
If you haven’t had the chance yet, get out and enjoy this beautiful October!
Central City showcases two festivals this weekend – CC Rider and the 33rd annual Bluegrass Festival.
The decorated bikes have adorned lawns and businesses for weeks. Some were spray painted purple from rim to rim, some held flower baskets, and others sparkled in the summer sun. Regardless of the artist’s intention, each drew attention and encouraged passersby to participate in Central City’s 8th annual CC Rider festival. Finally, on Saturday, August 23rd, the bid day arrived.
The Central City Main Street organization puts on the CC Rider Community Festival and Bike Ride every year, which began in 2001. The heart of the festival revolves around a number of bike rides. Participants could choose from either a 14, 34, 62 or the new 100 mile route through scenic Grant Wood Country. The Festival also features a 5k Run/Walk for adults as well as kids. There is also a bike safety “rodeo” and scavenger hunt for the kids.
The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning.
-John Lee Hooker
I’ll be the first to admit – Iowa and the blues are not synonymous. But that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the blues. In fact, right here in Cedar Rapids we have an annual event to show our appreciation for the blues and experience up ‘n coming as well as established blues artists. This year’s Bluesmore will be held this Saturday, August 2, 2008 from 4:00 – 9:30 pm.
For the 14th year in a row, Brucemore and the Linn County Blues Society have joined forces to present a concert of local and national blues artists. Blues legends have performed for thousands at the Brucemore Mansion, and young and old alike come out to get down. In addition, the Bluesmore festival also offers educational music workshops are perfect for children and families.
Some bring some folding chairs and get ready to enjoy a night under the stars listening to some incredible music.
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An overcast day in the low 70s doesn’t exactly scream water activity weather, but none-the-less three carfuls of my girlfriends and our kids made our way the The Lost Island water park in Waterloo today. Of course, when we planned the excursion last month, we expected a Friday in late July to be hot and humid. We debated going for a moment, till I admitted I’d already bought my tickets in advance to save a couple bucks. So, with grey skies and the threat of rain, we put on our ‘make the best of it’ mom faces and still had a pretty good time.