15 minutes with … A Mountain Fair volunteer
Editor’s Note: During the last 35 years, Carbondale resident Rick Lawrence has attended every Mountain Fair but one, which he missed last year during a motorcycle trip with his wife, Chris, to Canada.Age: 56City: CarbondalePlace of birth: CaliforniaWhen did you move to Garfield County and why? 1972; I came to visit some friends and never leftFirst thing you’d buy after winning the lottery: A nice vacationWhat do you like most about volunteering at Mountain Fair? Just the community of Carbondale. It’s a community affair. Best vacation ever: The one last year – my wife and I rode to Mexico and South America on motorcycles for three months (she has her own).What do you do in your spare time? I work hard so I play hard.Greatest accomplishment: Having three kidsEver had a book, movie or news event change your life? NoBest piece of advice you’ve ever received; or words to live by: Keep an open mind.As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? First of all, I haven’t grown up, and hopefully I never do. If you only had three TV channels, what would you watch? That is so funny for me because I don’t watch television.Any tattoos? No. That seems to be a younger generation thing.If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? My wife, (Mountain Fair director) Amy Kimberly and Jose Cuervo. I’d serve a fine Mexican dinner and we’d talk about tequila – make that fine tequila because there’s a big difference. What’s the greatest invention of all time? The advancement of medicine
Mountain Fair food: My omelets I used to make every yearMusician: Carlos SantanaMovie(s): “Shrek” and “The Incredibles”Breakfast cereal: I don’t eat breakfastSong: America’s “Ventura Highway”Web site: My wife’s (she designs Web sites), http://www.netoasis.comPlace in Colorado: CarbondalePlace in Garfield County: Boating on the Colorado RiverSport to watch: Football
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