For almost everyone back home, the Moxie Festival is over. Uncle Bob uses the festival as a marker; he says Moxie marks the turning point of summer. The days are getting an itty bit shorter and maybe Uncle Bob has started tuning up his snow blowers while he waits for the field to dry out at The Farm. He’ll be mowing soon.
Maureen has taken down her flag.
I’ll be zipping home tonight for a Moxie Festival Committee meeting. It’s a “wrap up” meeting and it’s where we start planning for next year’s festival. I can’t wait to see everyone from the committee because now they’re my friends.
I have a very short list of things I’d like to do this summer. I’d like to go to Reid State Park and I’d like to drive to Aroostook County to interview Beau Bradstreet. He won the Moxie Chugging Challenge by drinking 9 cans of Moxie in 2 minutes.
He hardly spilled any on himself and I didn’t hear him burp. Beau has more than an itty bit of Moxie.
I have more than an itty bitty list of things to do before next year’s festival; I’m sure I’ll write about them from time to time. Until we clink Moxie cans again, keep living your life with pep, verve, and Moxie!
The 2014 Moxie Festival is scheduled for July 11, 2014 through July 13, 2014, in Lisbon, Maine. Write it down and stay tuned!