Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Salsa Festival

One of the great things about the area in which we live is the abundance of things to do.  From the Pirate Festival to the Strawberry Festival to farmers markets to free concerts each Saturday at the marina.  There is ALWAYS something going on.

Last weekend, it was the Oxnard Salsa Festival.  Music, dance, food. What more could you ask for!
The day began with a thick marine layer in place, making the temps cool and the day dreary.  But around lunch as we headed to the festival, the fog began to clear.  And it turned into a glorious day!  Sunny, 70, and not a cloud in the sky!
After meandering thru some of the vendor stalls, we found our way to the salsa tasting tent.  About 20-30 local restaurants had tables set up to sample their salsa!  This selection was from my first round - Yum!
Salsa bands performed on the main stage throughout the day.  In front of the stage was a dance floor that was put to good use - people were dancing their hearts out! 
And I won a spoon from this guy at the La Costena booth:)


Mental P Mama said...

Now I want some huevos rancheros.....

mom x 2 said...

Woody, you just do the COOLEST stuff!!!!

Loved the whale shots btw! How amazing was that!

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

I know I would have loved this! Did you do the Salsa??

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you two are having a wonderful time while you are out there in CA... You know---there are things to do most everywhere these days if people will just look for them... If people get bored with life, it's their own fault.... You two always make the best out of everything. I LOVE reading your posts!!!!! Thanks..

My knee is much much better. Thanks!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I wanna go NOW!!!!

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

I have been having a fascinating time with the different salsas out this way...I am so glad you are having the time of your life. WHAT an adventure.