Sunday, November 8, 2009

Oyster Festival :)

I don't have pictures to post, I'll leave that to my fellow attendees, because well, I FORGOT my CAMERA, and my phone takes crappy pics.

I was unable to attend Friday's festivities, but on Saturday, The Salesman and I ventured over the bridge into the humongous teeny town of Urbanna for the
52nd Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival. It is such a quaint little place with 4 billion people. Well maybe not 4 billion, maybe it was only 2 billion, but who knew you could put so many people in one little town. Of course when you don't let cars in, it's a little easier I guess. Okay, Okay, maybe not 2 billion, but there were A LOT of people.

There was food GALORE! It was like going to the fair, but better! We had the best clam chowder I have ever eaten. And butterfly fries, and crabcakes, and roasted cashews and WINE! Yes, there was wine tasting. $10 got you a wine glass and an all day pass to the taste the wines of many of the Virginia wineries. We drank lots, and bought more! My favorite of the day was White Meteor from
White Fences Vineyard, in Irvington, VA. Hmmm, may just have to take a trip there, as soon as I find out where the heck Irvington, VA is ;) Oh and there were lots and lots of booths with people selling their wares. Everything from apple jelly to zebra print purses. Yes we spent money, what can I say.

The best part of the day was meeting up with
BHE, Mental P Mama, CBW and Bud, Noe Noe Girl, Little T (even if he did call me Atlee) and CW, all at BHE's dad's house for the parade. I missed the Fireman's Parade on Friday, and I can still hear, unlike the others but Saturday's parade was a site to see. The parade wrapped all around the town, literally! It ended where it started and in order to get to the start/finish, the leaders had to stop to let the end come around so they could complete the loop. (I'm pretty sure that statement doesn't make sense, but I know what I mean). There were shriners and antique cars, marching bands and Little Miss Spat, there was even a man dressed as an oyster. At BHE's dad's house there was good company and wine and laughs all around. They are the most fun group of people to be around! Never a dull moment for sure and I am sure glad I got to spend time with them.

I believe they all headed back to Ann Marie's for a fish fry, but The Salesman and I had to head on back to the 'ville. I always miss the good parts, and I am for sure sorry I missed this one and look forward to reading all about it.

I sure hope you all had as fun of a weekend as I did! Can't wait to see all of them again!

8 comments: said...

Well, I do believe it sounds like another Southeast coast winner was had by all! Man, I wish I could tear away for one of those!
I'm glad you had so much fun!

The Incredible Woody said...

Jealous!! Seriously, $10 for an all day wine pass?!?

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

It was TOO MUCH FUN! Great seeing you, next time you have to come to Mathews and continue the festivities. Noe Noe (I keep blaming her) kept the party going today and my stomach muscles are aching from laughing.

We need to plan the next mini-blog fest-like event. I'm getting spoiled - this is two weeks in a row of Noe Noe and BHE.

Mental P Mama said...

That fish fry did my sorry self in... had 12 deviled eggs and 50-60 hush puppies. NO LIE. How was your night?

big hair envy said...

I won't tell you what an awesome spread of food you missed at Ann Marie's last night. Nope. Not gonna tell you about the fried oysters, fried fish, homemade macaroni salad, deviled eggs, succotash, brownies and so many other things that I can't remember. No siree, didn't hear it from me;)

I'm SO glad that you guys made it to OF!!! What an amazing weekend. Oyster roast at my place. Soon:)

Busy Bee Suz said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. I am not a fan of Oysters...but I am a fan of FESTIVALS that have wine. :)
Glad you enjoyed your weekend!!!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

It was another blast that is for sure! So glad you and the Saleman made it! It was great seeing you both! You did indeed miss out on Ann Maries! She totally outdid herself! And the Ann Marie Show wont bad either! I got pictures coming just as soon as my head stops throbbing!

Grandma J said...

Well at least you didn't miss the whole thing like me! I'm so jealous...but will be there will bells on for Blogfest re-do