Category Archives: travel

“Always a Hoot!”

— Jerry Garcia’s parting words to Bob Weir after the final Grateful Dead concert We last saw our intrepid hero heading up to Boulder, veering eastward on a known shunpike northward. Pleasantly uneventful, that drive took more time than the … Continue reading

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The Rider Takes the Wheel

Nearly showtime, folks! Today I head north to see the second night of Dead & Company at Red Rocks. Unlike most of my Dead runs through the years, though, I will be making the first leg of this flight solo. … Continue reading

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Shunpiking Home

The shortest distance between points is beside the point. shunpike: a side road used to avoid the toll on or the speed and traffic of a superhighway— Merriam-Webster Dictionary Whenever we can, we shunpike. That is, we deliberately avoid the … Continue reading

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Our Brief Break in Boulder

When we last left our intrepid adventurers, they were about to leave, “taking the long way there.” That we did indeed do, taking our sweet time to swing eastward out of Colorado Springs before heading north. Yes, it took us … Continue reading

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On the Road…Again

It’s D-Day, or rather, B-Day — for Boulder Day. Yes, we are headed out on the road again to go see Pat Metheny at the Boulder Theater this evening. We’re taking the long way there, so we will be on … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End — Boulder Dead 2019, night 1

Continuing my Dead Run 2019 story… Leaving Texas the third day of July meant we were a day early (according to “Jack Straw,” one of the tunes we heard in Dallas). Albert went ahead to Boulder on the 4th for … Continue reading

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Dead Run 2019 in the Rear View — Texas

It’s been a week since the start of my 2019 Dead run and it just ended Sunday, so here’s a quick look backward in the blog’s rear view. “Colorado Springs? I thought I had to take you to the Denver … Continue reading

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End of the Tour — Will T. Massey, Italy 2006 (Part 4)

We’re wrapping up the year here on the back porch by republishing the final segment of the blog posts I wrote in 2006 while traveling with Will T. Massey on his triumphant comeback tour of Italy. Bergoma, Caffe Litteraria Another … Continue reading

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Will T. Massey in Italy, 2006 (Part 3)

Today we continue the republication of the blog I wrote on MySpace during a 2-week tour of Italy with my cousin, Will T. Massey, back in 2006. After the first few performances, he had an extra night off as we … Continue reading

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Italia Welcomes Will T. Massey Back, 2006 (Part 2)

I’m closing out the year by republishing the MySpace blog entires I wrote a dozen years ago while accompanying my cousin, Will T. Massey, on his first visit to Italy after 15 years, performing for a fan base hungry for … Continue reading

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