Saturday, May 30, 2009

Catching up with a high school buddy



The last time I saw my high school buddy Phil Faye was in 1974, I think. We met for a beer at "Sweet Fire Barbecue" in Claremont, New Hampshire. Joining us is Phil's youngest son, Nathan.



Best friends in high school, Phil went off to the Air Force Academy and a productive career in the Air Force, as I went off to UCLA, the U.S. Navy, life in a cult and the corporate world of wine.



In 1973, Phil and I crossed the U.S. on motorcycles - he on a Suzuki 550, and I on a BMW R75/5. It has been many years since he had one, but hopping on my GS, he looked quite comfortable.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Camp

The surroundings, first looking south:


West:


Northwest:


North:


Northeast:


Some wildflowers in the small meadow out front:

These look like wild strawberries


Johnny Jump-Ups?




Don't know what this one is


And the lowly dandelion


Interior clutter




And what's living in the woods without a guitar? So, I found this beauty, a Martin HD-28, on "eBay".