Of all the Welk concerts I have attended over the years, this one on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 is very special. This will be the first time I get to see and meet Sandi Griffiths, one of my all time favorite Music Makers in person. What's even special is that Sandi will team up with her pals Gail Farrell and Mary Lou Metzger as I go and spend.....
MY TUESDAY AT BEAR CREEK FARMS
WITH SANDI, GAIL & MARY LOU
The show took place at the Bear Creek Farms resort just outside of Bryant, Indiana in the heart of rural Hoosier countryside.
It was a clear, beautiful and hot July day (I could tell from driving my car with substandard air conditioning) which would make the day perfect in my eyes. I left my home in Toledo, hopped on the Ohio Turnpike due west, which became the Indiana Toll Road upon crossing the state line, then took I-69 south and then off the beaten bath through the fine country roads of Eastern Indiana.
Here, I have several pictures of Bear Creek Farms and highlights from the show, plus plenty of Sandi, Gail and Mary Lou that was every bit of heaven for all Welk fans like myself.
By the way, Bear Creek is located in Jay County, that's where
Jack Imel grew up (in Portland...five miles south) before making it big!
CROSSING THE BORDER INTO INDIANA TRAVELIN' ON THE NATION'S FREEWAYS
DRIVING THRU THE COUNTRY AND I HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED!
IT'S TIME FOR THE SHOW! CLICK HERE