Palooza Power

Graduation? 2 more weeks! Blows my mind.

Houghton is a small place, but its full of color & sound – especially in the spring. One of the great, more recent Houghton traditions is Houghton Palooza. Palooza is a Saturday full of music! A great mini-festival opportunity to release the inner hippie. This year it’s 18 bands, 8 hours, right on the min-quad in between the townhouses. In other words, outside my back door. : )

Brittany & I were doing laundry & she was baking (at my house, because I’m a baby & wanted her company) when we decided to take a walk & some pictures for the blog. Fortunately, today is sunny; the trees have turned green almost overnight and considering all the snow we’ve had this winter, it’s warm! Brittany was so HUNGRY that I agreed she should bring along her rice & eat it on the way…

teriyaki rice

the RD's little boy & girl, jeffrey & Jasmine, were out for the show, too! Note her pointed foot, haha, cute : )

leaving the townhouses & headed for the creek

forsythia

As you can see in the picture above, somehow Brittany would accidentally end up in most of my pictures…even if it was just by a smidge. Our spirits were high & Britt was so happy to be eating! On our way to the creek we ran into a few friends. David (who you may remember to as  hipster guy from two posts ago) laughed when he saw Brittany’s shiny pot of rice & said it figured we’d be doing “something like that.” Hey Dave, what’s THAT supposed to mean?!

Hannah & her brother Wes

Elisa & David on a walk before the play

We didn’t go far — just to a part of the creek where we could get our feet wet.

rocks & flowers in the middle of the water

Brittany said “Woah, it would be so cool if there was a dinosaur print here!” AND THEN…

WE FOUND ONE!

After making this great discovery, Brittany wandered into the creek (still eating her rice). Standing there with cool water on top of her feet & smooth rocks beneath, tasty rice on her tongue, she said she could not be more content.
What a perfect way to feel!

: )

the walk back

Palooza & Heather walking up to us

We dispersed for homework but came back at 5 to grill some meat. Alex joined us this time! Did I mention it’s BYOM at Palooza? Open grill! Brittany & I grilled some chicken that I marinated in a garlic rib sauce (I won it at work) & were accompanied by Evan, Ben, & Gareth, who grilled a lot of chicken in some sort of marinade made from “stuff [Gareth] threw together from the house.” Hmmmm.

so much meat

Erin, Britt, Heather, waiting for the meat to cook

more Palooza ness

After we ate & I did some impromptu babysitting, Britt, Alex, Alyssa & I went to the senior art show. It’s the biggest art opening of the year & a variety of talents were shown…from bookmaking to ceramics, to oil paintings, printmaking, photography, carpentry & more. Quite a few of our friends were showing their senior projects, and the refreshment table had rainbow cupcakes! Ahhh!

seniors

Brittany & Alyssa looking at Rachel's work

Alyssa, Heather, Britt. I love this one, they're so smiley!

Beverly's oil painting

Debbie & Alex in Sally's "hair book." She made a book of people's hair from light to dark...I'm in there too!

Afterwards, it was homework & then a showing of Amelie at the boys-by-the-grill’s townhouse. Tomorrow? Senior luncheon at church…maybe watching Hero!

Bethany & Jon being cute

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