Sunday, March 8, 2009

Can you feel Spring in the Air?

This is Texas and we tend to do things early.  Here it is the beginning of March and already we are having 80+ degree weather, the smell of fresh tilled earth is in the air from people prepping their gardens and flower beds.

Lawns are being scalped in preparation for beautiful green grass.  Daffodils are popping up everywhere.

The Mesquite Parks and Recreation is gearing up for another season of outdoor activities starting with our first festival of the year coming up next month

Real.Texas. Festival.  It’s a big thing here.  The rodeo grounds (after all Mesquite is the Rodeo Capital of Texas) will be transformed into a wonderland of rides, a bbq cook off, face painting (all ways a must at any family entertainment in these parts), and of course the rodeo! 

What good Texas festival would be anything without music.  Not just any music but Texas bands.  Not to be out done by anything Dallas can do this three day festival has 30+ band performing.  Mostly Country and Tejano music, the bands run from Los Lonely Boys and James Otto to locals like Jolie Holiday and Paula Nelson (yep that’s Willies Daughter)

Then to top off all that great music there will be a battle of the bands, open only to local “garage bands” which is going to be a lot of fun.

Yep this fair city, small as it might be is in high swing to be ready for warmer weather.  Heck even the squirrels are all a tizzy.

Spring is definitely  in the air here, how about your neck of the woods? 

Are you seeing signs or are you still in the grips of winter?

How does your city or town celebrate the coming of spring?  Do you even know all the things your city offers?  

We have Easter Egg hunts set up, the Rodeo Parade, Movie in the Park, swimming lessons and even Doggie Splash day, where you can take your best canine pal swimming with you.

Why not take a little time to do some research and see just what you city does have planned.  You might just find they offer the perfect out door activity for you.


Anonymous said...

Ahhh how I love swimming so much. Don't you just find it so relaxing. Everyone should learn how to swim. If not you might want to consider taking swimming classes.

Cheryll T said...

We had a fairly vigorous snow flurry just this morning. No signs of spring yet. (Sigh). Your word picture made me a little spring green with envy.

Vikki said...

Outside of swinging I can't think of anything I enjoyed more as a kid and still do now. Both are so freeing and relaxing. Just you and the wind or water as the case may be.

And yes I learned to swim long before I learned to tie my shoes or ride a bike. We spent all our vacations on the lake, so we learned really early.

We're getting some rain this weekend, but we didn't even get any snow flurries at all this year. Mild winter is a sure sign of a long hot summer. But I'm ready for some sunshine!

Jennifer said...

Hope all is well on the home front. We have year round Spring and Summer. I'm fast forgetting the long, Canadian winters.