06/24/2011, San Diego, CA
Finally on the road after after trying to pack for 6 mos. Bear, two dobros and I are gone. Heading for our great friends, Jo Ann and Russ' in Paso Robles.
The trip from San Diego to Carpenteria was stop and go all the way .. not an auspicious beginning. Stopped to see my buddy Charlie McCoy in Buellton and see his two new puppies then dinner at Tres Roses . always good.
08/23/2010, Depoe Bay, OR
Have been here for about a week...one of my favorite towns on the OR coast.
My friends JoAnn and Russ came up from Paso Robles, CA to celebrate my birthday with me .. it was three days of fun, music, food, drink and, did I mention fun? We even have photos of JoAnn performing the hula:)
Have been playing music with my "Brother from another mother", Michael Dane at the Sea Hag , the last four evenings. This man is wall to wall talent with a heart the size of Oahu! I am always honored to be asked to sit in with him. The Sea Hag is a wonderful restaurant / lounge owned by my friends Clary and Jerome Grant. If you get anywhere near, stop in for dinner and / or drinks. Top notch! Tell them I sent you:)
Received my new Ivan Guernsey dobro / reso guitar today .. my b'day present to me. All I can say is: Incredible! I am a happy camper.
Heading south to Winchester Bay on Thursday for Cool Coastal Nights, a great car show and fun-filled weekend with my great friends the Bartrams.
A pace like this would kill a normal man ... that heavens I am extremely immature for my age! LOLOL
More to follow,
A hui hou
08/04/2010, Willits CA
Left Buellton yesterday morning and camped last night at Fernwood Camp on Big Sur with my friends from Borrego Springs, the Fletcher's. A lot of fun was had:) They meet rels and friends there every year at this time.
Long hot drive from San Francisco north thru the valley but nice up here in Willits. It is an old lumber town and just a cool place to hang before heading up into the redwoods.
Think I will play some dobro then hit the bunk:)
a hui hou