We drove around to dad's old childhood home & of course to the Jester cemetery (a customary trip). Dad has his headstone already in place - I like to tease him that he could have gotten a better price if he would have had that second date carved in at the factory.....
I was lucky enough to be in the right place for yet another intense phenomenon in the sky - an annular eclipse! Not too often do you get to see one of these. I was on the very North Eastern edge of visibility, and was pretty excited about that. Wouldn't you know it, right as the moon started to cross the sun, the clouds rolled in & obscured my view!
Although I couldn't see it, I sure could Feel it!
Yup. Although the walls aren't as tall now as they once were...
Short detour in Oklahoma City to find a place called Blue Sage Studios. Staying true to my ways, I just dropped by & they were closed.
I know where the place is now, and will make a point of calling next time!
Made it all the way to Memphis that night. I have been through Memphis many times, and have had some not-so-great memories attached to it. That was a couple of lifetimes ago, and I felt like it was about time to give Memphis a chance! So, I stopped right around dusk to check it out. Landed right on Beale street.
What a scene! Music & people everywhere. Lots of Harleys lining the street. Quite the party! I soaked it in for a bit, check out the music for a bit, had a bite to eat. The music was decent - there were loads of great musicians - but no one seemed to be playing anything remotely original. Glad to have been there, but that was enough Beale Street for me.
Here's the link to a short photo album from the trip.
I made it through to Durham, NC the next day just in time to prepare for the weekend's gig.