Getaway House

SO, for fun, we did the ‘getaway house’ thing, for a couple days, in western Michigan… It was fun! Tiny, but, it was nice for a couple days….

Our getaway
Pano of inside
At the lake
On the pier

Well worth the size, and such, to get away… Google Getaway House, for the url…

The Ferryman

Hi there… Sorry we haven’t posted anything since the end/beginning of the year… Been a lotta stuff happening… But, we’re fine, and, we’re back to posting, playing, doing….

Anyway, here is a video we did, to celebrate St. Patrick’s day… The Ferryman… About the people and land, round the River Liffey, which runs through Dublin Ireland… We first heard the tune in a 300 year old pub, when we were on a trip… Hope you like it…

Too much social distanced fun…

We went on a social distanced road trip, this weekend.

We hung w/ amazing people, who, have been quarantined and social distancing… ‘Cept for this…

So, Mike- Back row, right- entered a contest to win a fabulous Bonanza five string ukulele, from Pete-back row, left- and sure as shootin’, Mike won! Dilemma, ship it? Or, wait! Pete had a great idea… ‘Why don’t you come and pick it up?’… Dee-front row, left, in the tie dye- said, ‘bring the Magtones!’… That’s us… So, the plot was hatched… Pete and Dee invited Mike, and his lovely wife Ann-back row, center- and the us, to come to their corner of the world, and spend Thursday-Sunday morning, w/ them…

We arrived Thursday afternoon, and proceeded to join Pete on his Facebook show. How fun… And joined him on the Friday show. Fun! And, the Saturday show… More fun! Great tunes. Fun interaction w/ the peeps on the other side of the camera, and, just hangin’ out w/ all of us…

Dee, a mistress of the kitchen, fed us AMAZING southern food, til we thought we’d gone to food heaven… What a chef, and sweetheart….

There was as much heartfelt conversation around the house, and dinner table, as there was music… It… Does not get much better than that…

Sunday morning, rolled round, and, it was sadly, time to head back north… We shall deeply miss them, IRL, til we get to meet again…

Man, What a Summer…

Here we go…

So, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything… Been a bit busy and in a tulmult, like everyone else. Laid off. Terminated. Means I’m retired. Actually, the best thing that could have happened to us!

We went to Utah. That was a fun road trip. Low-key, but enjoyable. Was informed, about 4 hours into the trip, that I was retired. That was interesting… However, everything fell into place, because of out research and planning, so, we’re golden. When we arrived home, we started a new chapter in our lives.

The downside to this summer, was, and is, the cancelled events that we were to attend, in our victory lap summer. Memphis. The UK. Minnesota. Two Rivers. So many musical, and tour trips killed by Covid. We’ve been able to attend small, outdoor, distancedevents, and that’s been nice, but…

There have been home projects. Yard projects. Recording projects. Cookouts with friends. So, we are keeping busy. Seems, that there’s more to do now, than when I worked!

Celebrating our 25th anniversary was a wonderful milestone with a wonderful woman. I am a very lucky man… Onto another (as many as possible) years…

Fiddleheads coffee
Daily tomato harvest
Utah
Wisconsin/Michigan

Briggs Mansion Ghost Hunt

Sunday evening, March 11th, we went on a ghost hunt at the Briggs mansion. It was built in 1862. The docent mentioned that, when the 3″ thick front doors were hung, Abraham Lincoln had been president a year. Wow…

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We listened to history for 15 minutes, then wandered and explored for an hour.

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Then we met back in the parlor and dining rooms, to listen to two mediums of good report, tell us their impressions.
Quite the evening, if nothing else, from a historical pov. A lovely old house, with more to it than meets the eye…

January Adventure

HI
Started off with getting to work this morning @ 5am, cst. Too early for most normal people to be up and ‘at ’em’, but, that way I’m home to still have the whole day yet. Getting ready to torture ourselves @ the gym. Haven’t been there in a week. The weather and work get in the way, sometimes.Then, this afternoon, we are headed off to Madison Wi with my sister for dinner, @ Bluephies, , our favorie Madison restaurant.In the evening, Maggie and Jeannine are going to the Overture Center to see psychic Lisa Williams. I’m going to be across the street @ a coffee shop w/ my macbook, downing excellent latte’s.  Should be an interesting evening. One must liven up January…