Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The world series starts tonight. We all remember last year and how the Red Sox swept our Rockies in their first ever world series bid. This year the Tampa Bay Rays are in for the first time vs. the Phillies and I'm throwing my hopes in for the Rays. Our 'little buddy', D.W. is a Rays fan and even got a Ray-Mohawk haircut and dyed it blue...that's a fan! I have nothing against the Phillies but it's good to see new blood in America's great past time. I've snorkled in waters with mantas and even sting-rays but can't quite get a handle on what the Philly Fanatic green thing is all about. GO RAYS!!! (Dubs, I hope you get to shave your head!)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
It's a pretty nice morning here at 8369. The sun is peaking out through the clouds and temp is above freezing. The weather forecast is for snow tonight but it doesn't look like it right now. We had a little rain yesterday so scenes like this one are still just a short hike away. There's not much going on this time of year and that's quite alright with me. Guess I'll just enjoy the day and hope you all do the same.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Howdy there blog readers. This is Jax from Grassy Key, FL where the sun is up and the weather is fine and good for a morning swim. In Grand Lake, CO it's dark and 32f and Corm is wondering why he is up this early. Not for an early morning swim in the lake, that's for sure. So I guess I'll go find some fish to eat and let him finish his Cherrios and go back to bed. GO BRONCOS!!
I am awake now and the Broncos suck!!...GO DOLPHINS!!!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I play for quite a few fundraisers over the course of a year and I'm always happy to help whenever I can. This last Saturday I got together with fellow musicians, Peggy Mann, Brad Pregeant, Larry Bishop, Larry Bacon and Ken Lund. We held a concert in the community house in Grand Lake to raise money to help our friends, the Peterson-Maki family whose son was paralysed from a car crash earlier this summer. I think it raised around $10,000 from the generous folks here in Grand County to help the family. Every one had a great time, especially the musicians as we all did a set at the end together. It was a real treat and sounded terrific. Thanks to everybody who donated their time and money to help Zack, Jim and Suzi
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I got my first sailing experience on Lake Granby today thanks to Pat Gill and his lovely lady Deaire. Jeanine, Michelle Kennedy and I were invited to an afternoon on the water before the snow flies and the deer turn to elk. I've had the pleasure of sailing Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Reservoir before on an E-Scow with the likes of Dan 'Sluggo' Schneller, Paul Harrington, Jason Sutherland and some other great skippers of the high lakes but this was not a race atmosphere, just a wonderful day sailing with friends on the unpredictable winds of Lake Granby. Our hosts treated us like stars and the weather was sunny and windy and perfect for an afternoon without motors and gasoline fumes. Just the cool autumn breeze and a gust now and then to wake you up from the warmth of the sun on your smiling face. We were truly 'Dancing with the Wind', as the songs goes, and I might have the urge to write another song about the joy of friends sharing a memorable time on the waters 6'000 ft. above sea level. I wonder what Jimmy Buffett would say...Hey, Hey, Gardner McKay!!!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
After the race, they hold an auction to raise even more money to be donated to the Komen- Denver race fund. Ed and Sharon will be on hand to run the auction and help keep the spirit of the morning going on into the afternoon. I wonder what I'll buy this year?
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Don't forget, the race is Sunday at 10 am and the start and finish are at Pancho & Lefty's. You can still register the morning of the race starting at 9:00 at Pancho's. If you're already registered, you can pick up your packet there Sunday morning or before then at Century 21 located at the Waconda.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
But this has become a reunion for sure, and definitely one I look forward to every year. We are making certain the 'cosmic' tipi is ready for visitors!
Beam me up Scotty!