Telluride Bluegrass Festival
This year will be my first year to attend the Telluride Bluegrass Festival! I was lucky enough to win the ticket lottery and score Town Park Camping Tickets. Town Park is the mecca of camping grounds. People have been camping there with their family and friends for the past 20+ years (the first festival was in 1974). These avid fans have even started a forum to answer questions for n00bs like me! They also have activities (Oyster Fest, Rum Balls, Town Park Happy Hour and late night jams) that run throughout out the festival. Most people arrive on Sunday to stake out there spot but because of our real world jobs we will be arriving Wednesday afternoon.
I am excited to see and hear a lot of new music like Greensky Bluegrass and also hear favorites like Allison Krauss, Punch Brothers, Bruce Hornsby and John Fogerty.
Besides the music there is sooo much to do. Telluride is a box town, surrounded by mountains on all sides, with a great historic downtown sprinkled with shops, bars and world-class restaurants. Telluride comes alive for Bluegrass weekend and the music doesn’t stop when the festival ends, there are “Night Grass” shows every night in historic venues like the Sheridan Opera House
If you are ever in Telluride, be sure and take the gondola up the mountain to take in the spectacular views as well. If you are feeling fancy book a spa appointment at the The Peaks spa and enjoy the pool. Yes, the indoor/outdoor pool has a 2 story slide on the inside (like the one in Blank Check) it is awesome.
But if you want to be outdoors, there is hiking and rock climbing galore. I hope to dabble in everything on our 5-day vacation.
Ill be posting photos soon!
Welcome to Blue Mountain Belle
Born out of the idea that I like cool things and everyone else will obviously think they are cool too (then in turn think I am cool) I started this blog. The name is truly fitting for a girl who grew up in the south, particularly in a beach town named Blue Mountain, but then headed west to the some real mountains, the Rocky Mountains.
Here is the lowdown
Music– I love music, all sorts of music (except most heavy metal) and my favorite thing to do is share music with others. And when I say ‘share’ I mean force others to listen till they learn to love it. Why? To expand their musical knowledge. I also love to dance and the more songs that get people up and grooving the better. Examples: Statesboro Blues- The Allman Brothers Band or Love in the Club- Usher (particularly this version with Taylor Swift-remix). These tunes always get me up and moving unless I am in my car then it just a lot of shimmies and hand motions. So whether you like to noodle, do the stanky legor keep the Holy Ghost between you and your partner you will find some music you WILL love.
Life & Style– Ah style, well I wore a uniform every day for 14 years growing up. The transition to college was rough, I had never had to dress myself before and every morning was a struggle (real world problems here!). After 4 years of hits and misses I think I have finally gotten the hang of it. So this is where you will find my fashion picks for every season and event a fellow 20 something might have. As for ‘life’ I grew up with an interior designer for a mom while I can’t coordinate colors (I JUST LIKE BLUE) or pick out fabric for you sofa I do have a strong opinions about what is pretty and what is not. Thus the ‘life’ section will consist of beautiful homes, nifty kitchen-wear and anything else I categorize under “Life & Style”. I also have a MAJOR shopping problem so I will give you the scoop on the best shopping deals, etsy designers and more.
Discover– This is where I intended to dispel all my incredible knowledge of the universe on to you. I am a nerd. I love gadgets, the internet, apps, almost any Apple product, and my computer (with a passion). There are so many great beta sites and well established programs that can help you organize your life or increase your procrastination! Either way they are all worth knowing about. Don’t you want to sound smart on you next trip to Silicon Valley? Besides the nerdy stuff you will also find awesome things I have discovered and want to pass on.
Adventure– Well I just moved out west! Having lived in the south, Texas (Mid-West doesn’t do it justice) and our Nation’s Capital, I have been blessed with the opportunity to do and see a lot of incredible things. And now, I am living in what I think is the coolest, and totally underrated, city ever! Shopping, drinking, dining, hiking, rafting, camping, climbing and all the live music a girl could want, take place in this amazing state and I am going to tackle them all.