Coming This Week: April 17th – 23rd

It’s a long running joke with people we work with, that we know someone in every city.  We are lucky to have a large family but most of all it’s friends we have gained.  This week we will be getting to see some of our favorite people while making the trip from Seattle to Albuquerque.

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Song of the Week: Shortyville – Trombone Shorty

Week in Review:

We had a pretty wild week.  Spend a fantastic couple of days with friends in Seattle, they used to do the same job we do, now their adventures are a whole lot more fun.  During the first few years we were on the road a great deal of effort was put out to find live music or catch acts we liked on tour.  It quickly got frustrating to be a day behind some group for months.  While we aren’t the best at seeking out the bands see live, there are times it all comes together.  That is how we got to see Trombone Shorty in Portland on Friday.  While the actual venue wasn’t ideal (Keller Auditorium) he put on a good show.  Really makes you want to hit Jazz Fest and see all these guys in their element.  Our quick trip back to Portland afforded the opportunity to do a tour of local breweries via bike, something we have wanted to do for a while.  I will admit that after the second stop I was much more comfortable on the bicycle, wonder why?  It really was fun and I think we could easily go again, hitting more of the 65+ breweries in Portland.

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Coming This Week: April 10th – 16th

This week we are enjoying sunny Seattle, not kidding the weather is fantastic up here right now.  I am convinced that the “rainy Seattle” is a myth to keep people from moving up here.  Next week we are in Albuquerque, this is the first time we have had an actual show.

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Courtesy of Google Maps

Song of the Week: I Turn My Camera On – Spoon

Week in Review:

I’ve just been plain lazy the last few weeks, can’t say I’ve been too busy.  We had some lovely visits with friends and family in San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Houston and Illinois.  As you can see below work too us to a pretty cool site, SpaceX in Seattle.

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Coming This Week: February 21st – 27th

From the beach to the desert!  We are wrapping up our time in California, well for a few weeks anyhow.  This week will be spent in Arizona before making our way to Nevada.

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Song of the Week: Mirror in the Bathroom – The English Beat

Week in Review: I wish I could say we enjoyed another week of California sunshine but honestly it rained most of the time.  As we are leaving for Arizona right now it is once again blue skies. Oh well.  The crummy weather couldn’t make the week too bad since we were able to have dinner with two of our favorite people, Lynn of Rocky Creek and her daughter Kat.   Seeing Kat is always a highlight of our California time and visiting with Lynn was a huge bonus.   Safe travels back to Rocky Creek.

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Coming This Week: February 14th – 20th

One more week of enjoying the California sun then it’s out the the desert.  We will be enjoying we week in Arizona then one in Nevada.  Timing is going work out for more than one fun day off with friends.

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Song of the Week: Europe – The Final Countdown

Week in Review: I’m late posting this week because we had so much fun over the weekend.  We weren’t able to join the rest of our family in Iowa to celebrate a wedding, instead we joined up with some California cousins who also couldn’t go.  They live in Petaluma and I am really starting to think that life there might be amazing.  We had a great time hanging out, trying some beers at Lagunitas Brewing Co and even visited a vinery.  Just sharing some great laughs with family.

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Coming This Week: February 7th – 11th

Alright we are west bound!  This weekend we made the big run from Texas to California.  We will be in California for a while, moving from the Bay Area, to LA, and also San Diego.

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Song of the Week: Going to California – Led Zeppelin

Week in Review: We spent a few blissful days off with our buddy at his farm near San Antonio.  There was some time before we got back to work for a day trip to Fredericksburg, TX and Enchanted Rock State Park.  While Fredericksburg is just a bit outside of San Antonio I don’t think we would have visited without prompting. Made me realize how often we stick around the city (whatever city) instead of finding a fun little town for a weekend off.   That was a perk of the Library of Congress tour we did a few years back.  The stops were only in small towns and we saw some of the most delightful communities.

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Coming This Week: January 31st – February 6th

One more week of Texas and well Texas weather.  Then it is onward to California and all our rowdy friends there.  Look Bairds we are coming!!!!

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Week in Review: San Antonio treated us well!!!  We had some amazing food – check out Cured, amazing sites – the Riverwalk, and out obligatory Texas history lesson – The Alamo. To top it all off there was some time to visit our good friend Scott on his family that is every be.  May stories were shares and beers enjoyed.

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Coming This Week: January 24th – 30th

Week one in Texas was smooth, although the cool temps surprised me.  I know that it rains in Texas but I’m never ready for it.  This week should be a nice, enjoying the sights in San Antonio.  One of the locations we are going to is an Air Force base, I was there 20 years ago when my brother graduate from basic training.  Being a bit sentimental.  We will be rolling back to Dallas next week before heading to the Bay Area.

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Song of the Week: The Open Road – John Hiatt

Week in Review: It felt like a week of running from bad weather.  So much rain and snow and well gross, I’m glad to be back to touring and hopefully better temps.  Last night we had the chance to visit with a couple of my cousin’s.  I don’t think it would be hard to see that we are related.  Josh was actually a bit startled with we first got there.

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