Category Archives: Ukulele

The Fourth Day of Jean’s Birthday Celebration

I spent a good part of today scoring new arrangements for Home Cookin’. These were songs I had been experimenting with and thinking about. I finally got to a point where I thought I could write them out. As a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To My Sweetheart!

Jean’s birthday began with a scavenger hunt for the many cards I had scattered around the condo. Of course she didn’t know it was a scavenger hunt so these were found in the course of simply getting up and getting … Continue reading

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Painting, Music, and Another Sunny Beach Day

Today was a day for Jean to paint. Here she is with her beautiful work today. Both paintings are inspired by photos taken yesterday during our beach walk. I spent most of the day working on musical arrangements for Home … Continue reading

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A Productive Day

I woke Jean at 6:00 AM to see the sunrise. It was spectacular before the sun came over the mountains. Unfortunately by the time we got up and got our cameras the sun was up. It is still beautiful, but … Continue reading

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Escape From Colorado

Yes! We successfully escaped the snows of Colorado today! Here is our parting picture of Pikes Peak as seen from our niece and nephew’s house. Last evening we celebrated Pat’s 84th birthday with a dinner of steak, chicken, or hamburger … Continue reading

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Christmas Season in Victoria

It has been a quiet week in Victoria. We have read, played ukulele, watched some movies, and walked in the city each day. Yesterday we were joined by friends David and Marlene who arrived by the Clipper in the morning. … Continue reading

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Victoria B.C.

Yesterday we escaped Seattle’s rainy morning and headed north to British Columbia where the sun always shines. Okay, a bit of hyperbole there. After an hour and a half on the ferry we arrived to a drizzle, stopped to do … Continue reading

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The Art Institute of Chicago

Today we immersed ourselves in art. A brisk 1 1/2 mile walk in the rain brought us to the lions guarding the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago. I spent much time here in high school and have visited … Continue reading

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On The Road Again

Picasso is loaded and hitched to our faithful Ford Escape and escaping we are. The heat finally arrived in Seattle and we are headed to (we hope) cooler places. First we will try close to the sea and then we … Continue reading

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Next Destination – Flagstaff, Arizona

Today we packed our bags and left our Worldmark condo in Santa Fe. Six hours later we were at Walnut Canyon National Monument just outside of Flagstaff. Although we have visited before, this unique cliff dwelling location always has something … Continue reading

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