Northern Neck Whirlwind Weekend

On Friday, July 1, we hit the road for the Northern Neck of Virginia, boats strapped to the rooftop of Betty Beluga, our cantankerous old mini-van. She, or rather her key fob, has recently gone haywire, causing her to do…

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Hip-camping and scenic drinking

Recently, I discovered Hipcamp, which is like Airbnb except for finding campsites. So, leading up to our gig at DuCard Vineyards this past Friday, I decided to try it out, and booked a site for us. We usually make a…

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Goodbye, 2021!

Like the year before, we decided to take the dogs and hole up in a cabin in the woods to mark the end of the old year and the beginning of the new. This time we opted for Bluestone State…

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Thanksgiving weekend

It was almost the worst Thanksgiving ever. We had put John's dogs out in my yard temporarily while we were unloading his car and getting things set up in the house. Well, those dogs managed to burst out through the…

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A long day in Irvington!

Sometimes we do nutty things like accept two gigs for a single date. And then months later, when that date rolls around, we look at each other and say: "This is insane. What were we thinking?"

So Saturday, Sept. 4…

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American Roots Music Concert

We were honored to be one of five musical acts selected this year to play as part of the American Roots Music Concert Series at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. 

 

Karen Jonas is my local indie singer/songwriter idol…

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Pettigrew State Park

When I started writing this post, it was about 8:30 Saturday night, I was sitting in front of a campfire, a screech owl was whinnying very close by, the katydids were chirping, and I was kinda drunk off a beer…

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Tour de Dads, part 6: Homeward Bound

On the way from Brattleboro, VT to Yorktown Heights, NY to see my godparents, we stopped in Northampton, MA to have lunch with my sister Elizabeth. We had not managed to overlap in our visits with Dad, but at least…

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Tour de Dads, part 5: Brattleboro, VT

From my dad's place in Cumberland, ME, we drove to Brattleboro, VT. John had planned this segment of the trip because he wanted to see one of his favorite bands, NRBQ, in concert at the Stone Church. In the early…

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Tour de Dads, part 4: southern Maine

Our goal was to leave New Paltz by 10 am, because we had at least 5.5 hours ahead of us to get to our next destination: Bradbury Mountain State Park, where we would be camping just north of my dad's…

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Tour de Dads, part 3: New Paltz, NY

On Tuesday, June 29, we picked up breakfast sandwiches to go, and hit the road from Milford, PA to New Paltz, NY. Before leaving Milford, I snapped a pic of this festival poster on which the designer seemed to have…

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