Category Archives: USA

St. Augustine, Florida

Cities in Europe are old. They may not be as old as some in the Middle East, but when you consider there are remnants of Roman settlements over 2,000 years old all over the place in Europe, still being occupied, … Continue reading

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Kennedy Space Center: A Day Filled With Awe

With the around-the-world trip behind them, the traveling maniacs decided to spend 10 days in Florida before heading home. So many people we had met on our trip were from Florida, so we thought we’d give it try. First stop … Continue reading

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Great Day in Oahu

This week we spent a truly memorable day in Hawaii. Visiting with Tanya’s old boss from 30 years ago and checking out old neighborhoods, big waves at Waimea Bay on the North Shore, Korean barbecue, pre-sunset cocktails at the Royal … Continue reading

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New York City: Part Two

Here are shots of Jay’s visit to the Big Apple in late October. No narrative, just trying to capture the moment.

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The Jazz Cruise 2016

Earlier this year, we spent seven days at sea with some of the finest jazz musicians in the world. Immersing ourselves in the music and the jazz family practically non-stop all day and night for a week was definitely a … Continue reading

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Images of Key West, Florida

What images come to mind when you hear the name “Key West”? For us, in no particular order, we’ve always thought Hemingway, hurricanes and of the end of a long road extending into the Gulf of Mexico from mainland Florida. … Continue reading

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Meeting Our New Future Neighbors From the Past

Henry Weinhard, Harvey Scott and Jacob Kamm will be our new neighbors in the future. It’s often noted that none of us  will get out of this alive. So, this week Tanya and Jay decided to take the offensive and prepare … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Alabama–Lynyrd Skynyrd

Duke Ellington once said, “There are two kinds of music. Good music and the other kind.” Louis Armstrong said something similar, “There is two kinds of music, the good kind and the bad kind. I play the good kind.” Venturing … Continue reading

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Coming Home (again): Jazz at Port Townsend

We’ve written before in this blog about jazz creating a sense of coming home for us and this past weekend Port Townsend, Washington was where it all came together again. It’s not hearing familiar tunes that necessarily brings us home, because … Continue reading

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Re-Uniting with Old Friends in the US

The last two weeks of February we took a trip back to the US to see old friends and to listen to some terrific jazz.  First to Newport Beach where we heard some of our favorite musicians: John Clayton, Jeff … Continue reading

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