Crisp mornings, cool but mostly sunny days, and turning leaves are the sure-fire signs of fall! I can’t believe it’s October. Where did the year go? Granted, mine was caught up in non-ordinary things, like spending time in a hospital and having surgery twice. And taking care of my husband who had surgery three times. But beyond that? We’ve visited with family, been all over the area with my husband’s sister, and thoroughly enjoyed the precious resources we have in this area.
One of the traditional events in Crescent City is the annual Sea Cruise in October. For three days, owners bring cars of all types, mostly vintage, to drive through our streets, display at Beachfront Park, and to perform burnouts to thrill the public. They also have a parade as the evening is about to wind down, which people line up all over Crescent City to watch. The weather was stellar and the music very good.
Crescent City Downtown Divas’ First Friday Event presents a monthly venue of artisans, music, and ways to get to know local businesses, with a highlight on businesses owned by women. This one month each year, they partner up with Sea Cruise, so it makes it double-fun for the community and for visitors.
I was invited to participate and a fellow writer came with me. I don’t have his permission to share his name, but I did post our pictures from the event.
It was a special night for me, because I was able to add my new book, Grace Without Grace Stumbling into Romance, to my table!
Then on Saturday, it was back to the local Farmers’ Market, and it was a beautiful day. It was just as exciting to have the new book on sale there. I’ll be back the remaining three Saturdays of October, after which the Market closes for the year (barring bad weather, of course--books don’t like rain.). I’m looking forward to watching the days change, and I also look forward to rainy days that give me an excuse to write and long winter nights where I can cuddle up in a blanket with my favorite book.
Before we know it, Christmas will be here!
Hope all is fantastic in your part of the world. Thank you for sharing a part of it with me by visiting my blog. Happy reading!