July 4th, 2021 – New York City

I don’t even know how to tackle this one. Yesterday was one of the best days I’ve had years. And not just in the dreadfully empty year and a half either, but in real years. So as you may have read yesterday, I was out by 5:30am walking north to Central Park to write a…

Back in New York July 2021

Good morning. This story might be a bit haphazard. I’ve written about my days in in New York many times, but it seems intimidating this morning for some reason. Left Bridgeport at 7:25 bound for my favorite place that’s not a cruise ship. It’s indescribable how good it feels to be able to simply go…

CCMF 2021 – Our Revival

The last year and a half has been difficult for everyone.  And for people like me and Colton who draw more inspiration from concert experiences than anywhere else, that time has been even worse.  We already had four shows planned the spring and summer of 2020 when the rug was pulled out and we were…

More Road Trip and Myrtle Beach

Good morning.  Writing from my balcony, looking at the Atlantic this morning.  Its weird being reminded of all the little things that irritate me when on the road, like where can I get coffee early and why are all these freaking lights still on after the sun is up!  @#$$!#  By the time I turned…

Endless West Virginia

Not even out of West Virginia yet and we’ve already stopped four times. Sounds about right for us. On long trips like this one we tend to take our time. I used to be overly concerned with making good time. Thankfully, I’m better at stopping to look around at things these days. First stop was…

Road Trip 2021

Its possible that I have forgotten how to do this.   Writing up trips has been a joy of mine for many years.  Since 1998 in fact, when I simply wanted to tell Mom about what all we did.  By 2018 and 2019 those summaries had evolved into day by day chronicles from Grandeur, Horizon…

Friends Reunion

So, I watched the Friends Reunion last night.  And somewhat unexpectedly, I cried through much of it.  It was unexpected because I would never have called myself  a huge fan of the show.  Sure, I enjoyed it very much and we watched it together every week, but considering the extreme levels of devotion experienced by…

Goodbye Three Rivers, February 11, 2001

Below is a small section of my documentation of the worst years of my life.  Only months before all hell officially broke loose, our farewell to Three Rivers Stadium was hugely significant for me.  Putting it up today since its been 20yrs.  Unbelievable. Weekend of February 11th 2001 (written February 2006) While I didn’t come…

West Virginia 2020

Since 2020 is, for the most part, a nightmare and things like peace, common sense, reason and, most importantly,  travel may never be seen again, we’ve been forced to shake things up at my house.  This year there can be no New York City, no cruise ship sunrises, no snorkeling, no Caribbean and no true…

New York and Anthem November 2019

While we got on the road by 6:30 yesterday, it still took us until 2 to get to the hotel. Thats partly due to rain but also to some stops along the way. Apparently the earlier the start the more leisurely trip we’ll allow ourselves. Finally after several years of waiting, we had opportunity to…