Roadtrip to DC

img_4400-1So, we went on a road trip to the DC area, for a uke fest, and a fantastic tour of Washington.  Met some really great people. Saw some amazing things. Had some deeply moving experiences.

We hit the road early Thursday morning. EARLY… Like 3am cst early… But, we passed though Chicago w/out any difficulty. Twelve hours later, we’re hangin’ in the DC area.

On the road

Mike driving. Getting us to our destination

Thursday evening, we rested up, and did a little jamming…

Mike and Tim jammin’ on a tune…

 

 

Friday morning, we hit the city. The national mall, among other spots…

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Stopped by Abe’s den…  You know, it’s really odd/surreal standing there, thinking of all the times we’ve seen it on tv, in the movies, and, to finally be there… Very moving…

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The Korean war memorial.

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Saturday morning, we headed off to the first Gaithersburg ukulele fest.  Mike taught harmonica, and did great! Lots of good reviews.img_4318During our class with Gracie Terzian. Maggie was asked to help/demonstrate how to sing and play at the same time…. Fun…img_4319

Mike’s demo at the harp class….

 

During dinner, we got to do a couple tunes… We hung w/ Cynna, Diane, and a bunch of other cool peeps…img_4484

 

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Sunday, we went to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate… HOW cool is this?!?img_5957img_4438Monday, we hit the streets/sites again, in DC. img_4402

Diane was a fabulous host/guide/companion/friend…img_4400-1

And, sadly, we headed home on Tuesday…   57479782406__e1c83de1-f557-4a44-b56e-b1e174bcf393We cannot say how much we appreciate everyone we met, and, especially Mike, for the music, tour, adventure, friendship…

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So Much To Say…

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A few photos from our trip with our friend Mike, to the Funky Frets ukulele fest. And, testing to see if I can post video straight to WordPress

Facebook lately has been such a black hole, that I want to start to post more, here, and have more control

Our open mic tune. By Your Side, with Mike makin’ it great w/ some harp…

Maggie, after our train ride

 

Maggie, Nani, Diane, Mike, and…. Me…