06/30/2011, San Jose CA
Ha a great run up Big Sur.. one of my favorite drives!
Had dinner with my daughter, her husband and two g'daughters last night in San Jose.
Will be heading over to Santa Cruz today then up Hwy 1, through San Francisco and beyond.
Failed to account for the fact that this is 4th of JUL weekend and that the highways and byways will be amok with human crop failures...thank God I am heavily armed ;)
06/24/2011, Heritage Ranch, Paso Robles, CA
Got here late .. just in time for a wine then the bunk.
Has been a blast hanging with them -- down to Los Osos for music on Saturday then out to see my buddy John Andrew Parks, Louie Ortega and Bryan Lloyd play on Sunday. They opened for Paula Nelson, Willie's daughter.
Good linking up with John Andrew again .. haven't seen him since we played together in Fredericksburg TX a couple of years ago. Met his daughter Hila Lou who will be doing management for him and she is going to try to set up some gigs we can play as our paths cross.
May be playing in Cambia with those guys tonight, 28JUN .. should be a blast. I think I'm gonna be way outclassed but will give 'er hell.
More later....a hui hou
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.