Category Archives: travel

the big easy beckons

Banjo Man and I are off to New Orleans soon.  The “City That Care Forgot” awaits us.     There will be gumbo.  And music.   No one is more excited than Banjo Man.  He has read hundreds of restaurant … Continue reading

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flying east

We headed out of our hotel at 4 AM Wednesday.  Banjo Man was very, very unhappy with the weight of our luggage.  He said so many, many times. His suitcase was heavy, too.  Banjo Man’s initial statement of, “My suitcase … Continue reading

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groceries and giggles

Tuesday evening found me spending 4 hours in the Chicago Midway airport. I don’t recommend it. But in one of the gift shops I spotted this book.  Hilarious, right?  I didn’t buy it, but hope to find it in the … Continue reading

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leavin’ on a jet plane

Remember that song from Peter, Paul & Mary?  How I loved it. Anyway…back to the present…that’s what is happening later on today.  I’m leaving on a jet plane for the lake, for the mountains, for the music and the food … Continue reading

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an afternoon in provincetown

It’s the little town at the tip of Cape Cod.  It’s the place where the Mayflower docked before heading into Plymouth in November of 1620.  There the Pilgrims established their new government, a “domestic commonwealth” without kings and queens. My … Continue reading

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scenes from the dunes

Our first stop on Tuesday morning was in the Wellfleet area of the Cape Cod National Seashore. I’d heard about the dunes, but neither Banjo Man or I had ever been to see them.  So the nine of us headed … Continue reading

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good times, 2017

We’re home, we’re cold (it’s 20 degrees this morning) and we’re a tiny bit weary. But boy, did we have fun. Our 3 1/2 hour layover in D.C. was spent at a restaurant we’d tried before, on December 31’s return … Continue reading

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new fans

An afternoon at Lucy’s Fried Chicken means lots of new music and hours of people-watching, along with margaritas and chicken tenders, of course. This sign is everywhere!  The Bullock Museum gift shop had it on pot holders and t-shirts.  Here … Continue reading

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packing to party

It’s that time of year again, when musicians and music lovers from all over the world descend upon Austin, Texas.  We’re packing up and flying down to join them. Over the past ten years my focus  has slowly shifted from finding fiddlers … Continue reading

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a glimpse of the future

We traveled home on New Year’s Eve, leaving Austin at noon and flying to DC.  Southwest Airlines just added a DC airport to their flight list and it was our first time there.  We spilled onto a circle of 9 … Continue reading

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