Joe was hurting pretty bad with the shingles so Gail, Howard & I went to breakfast. We took a ride around looking for a pay phone to make some phone calls since we have no cellphone signal here on this side of Cape Breton. We found a couple of pay phones but none of them were working. We returned to the campground and the lady was in the office and they have a pay phone in the back so I made some phone calls....now, I feel better. I'm afraid I'm a cellphone junkie; I'm accustomed to making phone calls when I want. We stopped by the Farmer's Market and Gail & I bought some jewelry and jams.
We had a quiet afternoon. It's been a long time since I was at an old fashioned ceilidh and I was thrilled when I found they had one at the Celtic Music Interpretive Center in Judique. Joe was still feeling under the weather so Gail, Howard & I went. It was pretty crowded and very little seating when we arrived. Howard felt it was too warm and crowded to stay so we came back to the campground. I know I'm not going to be at a ceilidh for a long time again and I really wanted to do this so I went back by myself; it was only a 10-minute ride, and I was so glad I did because I thoroughly enjoyed it. I sat with a great couple from Antigonish (where we were before we moved here). They treated me to a glass of wine and we had a great time listening to the music and dancing. Speaking of dancing, I had no idea how out of shape I am until I got up to dance. Ceilidh dancing takes a lot of energy and I was grateful for the break to catch my breath in between the sets. The featured entertainer was a local boy, Glenn Graham, and he is truly a wonderful fiddle player. Other entertainment consisted of bagpipes, step dancing, and singing. I have to say...it took me back to my younger days when my friend, Lee, and I used to go dancing every weekend......great memories!!