Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Tree Tag

Bruno tagging our Christmas tree with a ribbon AND a GPS location (so we can find it later).

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Asleep at the Wheel

In our part of the world, live music opportunities come in fits and spurts. So, last night we were headed out again for the second time in less than a week. The venue was the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly, and literally required only a short 10-minute drive to get there.

The band we went to see were the internationally recognized group "Asleep at the Wheel", who play classic Western-swing and a little rockabilly. Their set included covers of many Bob Wills songs and even a version of "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" (see video link below). It was a great evening and fantastic to see such musical talent at close quarters. Next time we need to practice our dance steps in advance and remember to wear our cowboy boots!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Jake Shimabukuro

On Thursday we traveled north to the town of Storrs, CT to see Jake Shimabukuro perform at the Jorgensen Theater.  We first came to know about Jake, like many others, when his version of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" went viral on YouTube.  Seeing him perform live was amazing.  It is hard to grasp what he can do with a ukulele, a very simple instrument with only four strings.  We loved the stories he told before each and every song.  In addition to being awed by his musical ability, we were enamored with his sense of humor, passion, compassion and humility.  He played many of his own original songs, a favorite being "Five Gallons Unleaded" He also performed a few covers including Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", Queen's "Bohemian Raphsody", and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by George Harrison.  His finale included another George Harrison song "In My Life", which he performed with Bettle Midler for the Queen of England.   You can see a few highlights from the show.

Two-Steppin' in Texas

Sheri joined her sister Kerry in Texas to pay a visit to their grandmother "Mimi" for a long weekend.  They enjoyed mild temperatures and sunny skies. Their visit included lunch with cousin Chris, a short visit with Mimi at Kruse village, brunch with cousin Sara and a few days in New Ulm with Aunt Cindy and Uncle John.  It was a relaxing few days and they really enjoyed their time with everyone.  The extended draught in Texas is taking a toll on the flora, and also to the morale of those living there.  While landing in Providence it was nice to return to the lush state of the East Coast.

Mimi and Kerry
 Cindy, Sheri, Mimi, Kerry and Chris
 Cindy and Mimi
 John's to be named new friend
 Kerry Sara and Sheri

Thursday, November 3, 2011

More pumpkins...

We are back from the land of the living dead, and wanted to share a few pumpkin pictures.
Click here to see the most amazing carvings ever!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Tonight we went to the great pumpkin festival at the Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, RI. A very scary and enjoyable evening out!