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Now I’m always up for a family trip but as the Lowell Folk Festival loomed closer, we realized we couldn’t all go! Scarlet was scheduled to be in a play that weekend and had rehearsal. So, Des and I had a road trip! We were excited. He must have made at least three lists of food he wanted to eat at the festival, music we both wanted to hear, and booths to visit. Our favorite, of course, being the U.Fund Dreams Tour Tent! We’ve been to previous U.Fund Dreams Tour events.
Our Wonderful Time at the Lowell Folk Festival:
So what did we do first?
First, it must be mentioned that we had a great road trip together! I love driving with one or both of my kids. That’s when we have some of our best conversations and games. There’s nothing like watching the world go by and talking about life lessons. We left on the early side, because I wanted plenty of time to park and walk around – before the crowds and the heat fully set in. This wound up being a great decision, but there were plenty of ways to cool off!
Speaking of which, Des was all about the self-serve Shaved Ice Station. So first we got burgers and house-made chips. So good! Then we got the Shaved Ice. He chose Blue Raspberry flavor. Then we sat to hear some music and visit some vendors! We heard Mangum & Company – a gospel brass “shout band” (very cool for Des). And we also heard bluegrass band Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, as well as rockabilly Albert Lee later in the day. He’s from Malibu, California!
Then it was vendor/tent time!
Now, the U.Fund Dreams Tour is a regular tradition for us – every summer/fall. This year the tent luckily had some shade! Every year, it changes a little, but features more or less the same wonderful inspiration. There was a photo booth where kids can dress up as something they want to be when they grow up. Des wants to be a university bus driver, a bakery owner, or a food truck owner, but decided that being an astronaut would be wicked cool too:
While Des played and colored, I had the opportunity to chat with onsite experts about MEFA 529 plans. I’ve had 529 college savings plans for my kids since they were very young – it’s never too early to open up that account! Luckily for you New Englanders (or travelers), the U.Fund Dreams Tour will be around the Boston area throughout the rest of this summer and fall. See below for local events to learn more about MEFA’s U.Fund College Investing Plan, and to have fun!