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".