This weekend we have a group of A-liners staying at Wagon Trail Campground. They’re having an A-liner rally. They’ve been coming in throughout the week, but today most of the rest of them arrived. “What is an A-liner?” you might be asking yourself. I grabbed a picture off Google images to show you:
This group has all sorts of things planned for the weekend. Already this afternoon there was an A-liner training. It started outside, but when the people got rained on they moved into the adult lounge:
In the meantime, the game room was being used by a group of musicians that only play together once a year when they come to this rally. There were two guitars, a flute, and two different kinds of dulcimers. I asked about the dulcimers and the man I spoke with explained that the large dulcimer is called a hammer dulcimer. It’s an ancient instrument that’s been found in archaeological digs.
The smaller dulcimer is called a mountain dulcimer. It’s the kind that was played (and probably still is) in the Appalachian Mountains.
The man I was talking with had a set of songs written down so I requested a few of them I was familiar with and I sang along.
Crowded as the room was, there were people there listening and videoing the group:
It was time for me to go home, but I stopped to chat with folks who were waiting outside for more arrivals to come in and visiting with each other. Nice, nice people!