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July 7, 2017

Abilene was before Amarillo, but we didn’t do much in Abilene. Remember, in spelling Abilene, it's like most other English words; it is "i" before "e". It was a late landing in Abilene for Debra and me, having spent the morning at the impeachment march in Austin. We mo...

July 7, 2017

Amarillo qualifies as our #1 stop along the way. By far and away in terms of natural beauty, and enhanced immeasurably by the underbelly tour and general riot afforded us by our friends Andy and Danielle. Andy has lived in Amarillo for more decades than two, and he is...

July 6, 2017

The last day in Austin was a trip. We wanted to attend the Austin version of the Trump Impeachment march and arrived at about 9:30 AM, a half hour after the proceedings had begun. We got there in time to hear a few Democratic candidates for various Texas offices speak...

July 6, 2017

Day two in Austin began with three hours on Lake Ladybird in kayaks and in the evening, we logged 11,000 steps on Debra’s fitness gizmo, so we met minimum daily adult exercise requirements nicely. Hopefully the churros with chocolate dipping sauce and the apple soda fl...

July 1, 2017

We arrived in Austin after some rain driving in the driving rain; windshield wipers were set on “stun” but were still ineffective at providing a moment’s clarity. The 75 MPH Texas highways were creeping along in the 40s, pushing my noon goal for Austin back to around 2...

June 30, 2017

The complex creature that is New Orleans remains such, perhaps even more so, at least in my own anecdotal exposure this past week. I played trumpet on the street, in nightclubs and in people’s homes, and I felt accepted by the bands and the audiences, with the most gra...

June 28, 2017

Our second day in New Orleans started tamely enough, with a leisurely breakfast in the RV and an Uber ride into town to catch a movie as the skies were threatening. I had misplaced my valve oil in some great American city and needed to travel downtown to buy some anywa...

June 27, 2017

As expected our New Orleans stop has been outrageous from the start. I was worried about my chops being a little busted, as ironically, when you’re traveling around looking to play music, you get out of your practice routine and for me, especially if the performance ve...

June 26, 2017

After leaving the conspicuously creative confines of Asheville, North Carolina, we traveled mostly due west to McMinnville and Pikesville, Tennessee for a weekend away from horning in on blues jams and skulking around open mic nights and poetry readings. We spent Frida...

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