Monday, July 24, 2017

85 Ukuleles on the Colonial Belle!

I woke up to thunder, lightning and another monsoon.
Once again we had a lot of rain in a short time.

 My friend Mary Pat was in town and stopped up around 10.  
We not only caught up, we went out to lunch.  So good to see her.
 I did absolutely nothing productive today, 
but I did manage to have one heck of a good time tonight.
Bernunzio's set up a cruise on the Colonial Belle for uke players...80 of us.
I arrived at Packett's Landing in Fairport around 6:30 and we were to board at 7.
 There were many gorgeous boats docked there for the night.

 We were supposed to be on the upper deck, but more rain was approaching and we were all seated below.  The Rochester Ukulele Orchestra sat in the front and led us through at least 20 songs.
I sat with my friends, Fred and Danette and we were way in the back.

Another friend was there!  Lisa Chapman joined some of her uke pals and was game
to give it a try.  What a nice surprise.
 Shortly after we got started, there was the first of many downpours.
Did not stop the crew from working out!



 I was on my way home by 9:30.
The expressway looked like this!

Night all.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Birthday Celebration for Chase, Scott and Jenny

 A pretty grey and muggy day with a prediction for a thunderstorm and maybe some hail.
I decided to mow the lawn before any of that happened.
The hollyhocks were so heavy they fell to the ground....but still beautiful.

Gary put a lot of time in, working on the flower gardens today.

 We had a great Sunday Jam session, but I had to leave early to go to a birthday celebration.

 We were very happy to have Doug with us and his bass sure made a difference.
Working on many new songs and we will be playing at the Arts Festival in August.
 I got home at 2:30 and we left for the party right away.
It was at Scott's Mom's house and you have been there before with us.

As per usual, Donna prepared a delicious meal.  She and Steve are always such great hosts.
Gary was in a very "entertaining" mood and brought
 out a lot of laughs.


 Home by 6:30.
Phoebe and Little Wonder were very happy to get outside.
Fortunately, Karen did chores tonight.

Night all.

We finished the "Bosch" series....ALL three seasons.
Now we are on the prowl for a new one.
Any suggestions?