Monday, May 7, 2012

Time to Head East

Time flew by and we spent the day packing for the long trip home. We still have to load the bikes on the trailer and secure things in the car, but that will wait until we eat dinner. I will have a report about the trip, all phases of it, the food, the flat tire fiasco, the motorcycle riding, the music studio sessions and the visiting of people and places.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with a few photos from out here in Humboldt County, California.

This beautiful scene of green hillsides and rocky relief is right across the road from the next photo at Cape Mendocino
Hal stands by, ready to resume our ride after a short visit with the Pacific Ocean

Yours truly at Centerville Beach near Ferndale, CA
My friend Steve, from Fortuna, CA on the Gibson SG
Here's Hal, on the Fender Stratocaster. Hal lives in Fortuna as well
This is Jake on Drums, Hal's son. He lives in San Francisco, CA

On Bass is my friend Dave from Woodbury, MN. Dave took the trip with me
This is The Band we put together. I played with some keyboards and a little bass guitar. Dave and Steve grew up together in suburban Chicago and played as teen agers in LaGrange, IL. Hal is married to Dave's sister, Ellen, (not pictured). Hal and Ellen are very close friends to me and Mrs. Spadoman as is Steve. So, this gathering was like a mini reunion of people that are as much a family as a family can possibly be. It was very enjoyable. We couldn't find enough hours in the days to do all we wanted to do and visit all we wanted to visit.

Lastly, I believe this to be a Cedar Waxwing at the feeder. Please correct me if I'm wrong. A lot more photos in the upcoming travelogues for this trip. In the meantime, take care and be well.

Peace to all


katherine. said...

Looks like you guys had a blast jamming.

Travel safe.

Jeannie said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time. I'm sure I would have (except that I would have flown so I could spend more days there!)

I believe that is a bird. And that's as much as I know.

Mel said...

Blackheaded grossbeak if you're asking me.....

We have a rosebreasted grossbeak in the garden here. Him and his girlfriend like to hang around at the table feeder and indulge a bit.

*sigh* You saw the ocean. And you got to play with friends!

What a good, healing kind of thing to get to do.

Marit said...

You guys rock!

susan said...

I'm glad to learn you've enjoyed a wonderful journey not only in good company but finding more on your arrival. The photographs are wonderful - my favorites are the ones on the Pacific beach. I always have been drawn to water :-)

Peace and safe travels all the way home.

Mel said...

HEY!! The punkin shirt matches the birdie!!


JUST sayin'....

Hope the Mrs. had a lovely Mother's Day.
Hopin' you're having a good time of being out and about and enjoying the great outdoors.

mig bardsley said...

Wonderful photos as always - sorry I haven't been around here much but it's my loss. I'm now going to read all the posts I've missed!

Lea said...

I've enjoyed catching up on your journeys thus far, and had to leave a comment from your Northern California post! Weren't the redwoods amazing? And I love the Ferndale-Mendocino coast. I find it to be wild, rugged, and extremely beautiful. Looks like you all had fun making music together again, as well as racing through the mud further up! Thanks for taking us along!