VanCheddar plays an instrument called the mountain dulcimer or lap dulcimer. She started learning when she was in 5th grade. She and a few other kids created a group called “The Next Generation”. They performed at quite a few bluegrass festivals. One was at Pine Mountain State Park Kentucky in their amphitheater. The season was summer and since it was a 3 hour drive from our house and from there we were headed to North Carolina to visit my husbands cousin, we decided to camp overnight. The festival was a success with lots of great music. Afterwards we set up the 2 tents we have. We were all cozy and sleeping when it started thundering in a distance. Instead of like normal people that take down the tents so they don’t get rain soaked we decided to carry them up to the rather large pavilion. It was a sight to behold. When we got up to the pavilion there were people there having a jamming session. We all sat around listening and drinking hot coffee. What a weekend to remember.