Thursday. On the road near the Appalachian mountains. It's still a 7 1/2/ hour trip...we're almost to Jonesborough.
How many remember these at a past Storytelling Festival: Doc McConnel's tall tales (Vienna sausages or the snakebit hoe handle) and checking in at the Christopher House on Main Street in Jonesborough?
A few of the Festival's 500 volunteer workers waiting for the crowd to arrive for Tim O'Brien's Thursday pre-festival concert.
Best quote of the night: "There are only 2 stories: Someone goes on a journey, someone new comes to town."
Sheila Kay Adams. One of my absolute favorite - an amazing storyteller who has also collected mountain ballads her entire life.
Thanks, Dana! If you want to know more about the National Festival, visit : http://www.storytellingcenter.net/