Friday, January 16, 2009

Back to Minnesota

It has been a while since I was last motivated to add to this blog. In the meantime I drove to South Carolina and spent about 3 weeks with my youngest son, Richard, and his wife Amber at their home in Irmo, SC. It was nice to get out of Minnesota while winter was taking over the northland. The weather in SC was more like spring than winter. There were only a few days the temperature stayed below 50 degrees and there were a lot of days in the 60 and 70 degree range. We decided that it wouldn't be a bad place to live during the winter months.

We also visited Marlene's brother and his wife in North Carolina for a couple of days. They live about 3 or 4 hours away from Rich's place. We both enjoyed our visit and all the good food they provided while there. I also enjoyed playing my guitar and singing for them for a couple of hours.

Now we're back in Minnesota enduring seemingly endless subzero temps and more snow than we've had for a few years. Thankfully we are healthy enought to deal with all the little inconveniences that come with living in this rather extreme winter weather.

I'm looking forward to another jam session at the senior center next Tuesday, and I signed up to participate in another new jam session for electric guitars and equipment on the 29th. That one should be interesting because the focus will not be country music or bluegrass, but geared more toward rock and pop music. It has be a while since I did much of that, but I thought it would be fun to see how it goes at least once. If it's a good fit for me I will add it to my schedule and make it the 5th monthly scheduled jam session.

There doesn't appear to be much interest in this blog yet, so I guess I'm going to have to find something more appealing to the masses who might like articles about guitar music and related issues.