WENT TO CHILHOWEE PARK to see Doug Weinstein's band "The Verdicts" (yes, there are a lot of lawyers in it) play at the Gazebo. They did a bunch of excellent Steely Dan and Eric Clapton covers (the auto-show crowd liked the latter better than the former, but both were good) and managed to stay unwilted despite the near-100-degree heat.
Young lovers were meeting, and a good time was had by all. Alas, the Insta-Wife and Insta-Daughter came along under false pretenses -- we somehow had the idea that the auto show involved new cars rather than beautifully maintained old ones, and they wanted to check out potential replacements for the aging Passat wagon. (The Nissan Murano and Honda Odyssey are favored contenders at the moment).
Since the Passat is paid for, and I like it, I'm perfectly happy to put that decision off for a while, so I guess I'm happy that they wound up looking at '59 Corvettes instead.