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Southern Trip

We traveled Hwy 5 (where Tom McLeod slept? Strange sign on that tedious path) packed many organic yummies to make the successful trek,  and picked up a trombone at Yamaha where I felt like I was in the movie, “Mall Cop.” Apparently there is a customs office near the Yamaha facility, so I was questioned several times as I walked Hunter in the parking lot after a yucky 6 hour trip. We settled in Irvine at the La Quinta, which was a historical lima bean silo that was turned into a dog friendly establishment. It was rather cool. There were cotton tail bunnies everywhere.

The first gig was the “The Coach House” in San Juan Capistrano, which is rather like the Last Stage Saloon or The Saddle Rack (for the Bay Area natives), but The Coach House is closer to the beach and more pricey.

Mic is currently playing at a casino in the Viejas Casino in Alpine, and I am writing this from the La Quinta in Poway Ca. about 40 minutes away (38 miles); with “no traffic.”  Actually, it was an hour.

Well, tomorrow is the last leg of the trip where we will be visiting…Coarsegold where the Chukchansi hotel rests and …

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Seattle Aquarium, Bainbridge Island and Jazz Alley

We visited the Seattle Aquarium and it was a lot of fun learning about the fish and critters that live in and near the Puget Sound. We also took a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island to get away from the city and enjoyed being on the water. The last  gigs at Jazz Alley were Sunday, then we flew home on Monday.

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Tacoma

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ToP horn section did a clinic in Tacoma at Ted Brown’s Music Store. It was awesome.

The view of Mount Ranier was gorgeous. We stopped at Point Defiance on the way back. It was sunny and warm and a great day.

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San Diego, Pomona and Phoenix

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