08/03/2010, Buellton, CA
Here we go again .. this is the first leg of the 2010 Great PacNW roadtrip and boondoggle (SOLD OUT). Great trip so far.. a fairly easy run thru helLA and a good time seeing my buddy Charlie McCoy in Buell-vang. The beer and tequila got away with us a bit but "sum nam na me" as the Thai's say. (My own fault). LOL. Heading up to Morro Bay then up Big Sur. May camp there or go into Santa Cruz. More to follow:)
03/15/2010, San Diego, CA
Back in San Diego with a lot of news:
1. S/V Tiger has sold
2. I had a R total hip replacement 21JAN2010(the other done 9 yrs ago) and am R&R'ing here in San Diego. Had the surgery at Naval Hospital San Diego with a great surgeon and his team. Surgey went perfectly and have had no pain from the moment I opened my eyes in recovery. Am already on cane only and doing PT 3X/week. Doesn't get much better than this.
3. My near plans are as follows:
Mid APR: Rugby, VA for Wayne Henderson Music Festival
JUL - SEP: Back to the Pac NW to play music, travel and visit friends.
Late OCT: Nashville, TN for Resosummit then travel through Knoxville / Grainger / Washburn Counties visiting family on the Acuff side.
Will be looking for another sailboat upon my return with plans to fit her out and be ready to head south at some point.
Will be updating this blog as time goes by:)
a hui hou,
Aukai "the seafarer"
09/29/2009, Sequim, WA
Left Vashon Is and crossed the ferry to Bremerton, WA yesterday. Continued thru Poulsbo, thru Discovery Bay and into Sequim to visit my very good friend Tom Dam (TD). TD was a PB denizen for many years before moving up here. Met up with him at a local watering hole called the Oasis where we were firmly ensconced and drinking heavily.
At some point stupidity raised its ugly head so he and I plus a friend of his, Shirley, set out for the Islander to consume even more. Shirley and I were into the tequila at that point and she managed to drift away at an unknown point in time for parts also unknown.
Not to be cowed by the loss of a fellow traveler, TD and I just kept on going. I do remember checking into a fleabag motel and ate Japanese food before crashing. I am reasonably sure that my liver has declared me persona non grata. Called TD this morning and he was suffering mightily. Sweet creeping Jesus!
I came back to life this morning, went to breakfast and hauled ass out of town before the siren song of the Oasis began her all too familiar yodel.
Made it as far as Salem, took my cousin and her husband out to dinner and now, am about to head for the bunk.
Rained all the way down and getting chilly -- winter is coming - can feel it in my one good bone! Will get to Eugene and spend time with Chub and Lynn at the V-Bar, see my sis and husband and all my Eugene / JC friends, then start thinking about heading south to warmer latitudes, say 32 or less:) Probably head out around the 9th or so.
Will hopefully get to play dobro again with my brother from another mother at the Sea Hag as I work my way down the coast.
A hui hou