Saturday, November 02, 2013

The Trip

My brain has been on overload this past week. Whenever I go to a new place, I try to drink in all
the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes.
The day we touched down the sun was warm with white clouds as big as Rhode Island.
The wind was cool, and my new jacket that Jilda bought for me was a welcome addition to my wardrobe. When I stood in the sunshine, it warmed my face,  and made my bones feel young again.
The temps dropped after sunset, and we sat by the fireplace talking with our friends.
We started seeing snow falling outside the window. I stepped onto the deck, leaning over the rails to let the snowflakes melt on my face.
I could smell wood smoke from nearby fireplaces. It felt good to be alive.
The next morning when we woke up, a blanket of snow changed the landscape dramatically. The pictures we took after that first day were much different.
Most of the locals we talked with at Jackson Hole were a little miffed that the snow moved in earlier this year.
On day three, with the snow still falling, we drove up to Yellowstone. The road was treaturous in places but we saw some remarkable sights.
One night we cooked dinner on the community grill at The Teton Club where we stayed, and while the tenderloin roasted, we pulled out our guitars and played by the fireplace inside the lodge.
It was a practice for Jilda and me, but our friend Wes joined in. The guests and people at the lodge gathered around to listen. It seems they were pleasantly surprised, and delighted that we played.
We had a great time but as I wrote last night, it felt good to be home. We both slept like babies on our own bed last night.
Tomorrow we'll be practicing to get ready for our next gig at the Johnson City Folk Festival in Unicoi, Tennessee. We're cranked, but we'll be driving and we're hoping it doesn't snow.
Y'all have a great Sunday.



8 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great trip with plenty of great memories! I would have loved to hear you and Jilda. I'm really enjoying your CD!

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  2. Welcome home! I'm glad you had a nice trip. I read the posts I missed and it sounds like a fun time! How nice to be able to sing for folks at that beautiful settling. Music brings everyone together. I love the pic of you guys...did Yogi bear take it? Have a good Sunday!

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  3. Have an awesome Sunday too Rick :-)

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  4. Nice trip with nice memories are priceless.
    Have a great Sunday and a lovely week ahead.

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  5. I have to go get a sweater!!

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  6. All that snow is beautiful but it gives me the chill. I hope that you had some hot toddies to keep you warm as you played by the fireplace.
    JB

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  7. The best part of going away is coming home!

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