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Up North! Escaping the Heat and the Noise!

Minnesota Marvels.  Let’s Go! We love the cool air of Minnesota! The locals opened their arms to us as we explored their towns.  Our camping home for a week was an RV Resort in Hinckley.  There is plenty of room … Continue reading

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From Tom’s Dashboard: The Blues Ain’t Blues Any More

Keeping the Blues Alive – KCK Street Blues Festival Instead of visiting our regular blues destination (BB’s Lawnside BBQ) we headed West to the 12thKCK Street Blues Festival. The event is organized by the volunteer members of the KCK Blues … Continue reading

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From Tom’s Dashboard. Tooling Around in Milan, Italy!

Pizza, Music, Expresso and Gelato Having visited many countries over the years, Marla and I have recently cut down on international travel. Airport security hassles and smaller seats on airplanes have made that an easy choice. I returned to Milano … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi and its RV Resorts!

The Oil Kings and the People of Corpus Christi   Tom reasoned. Texas is closer and a straight shot from Kansas City. And the sun shines there in the winter also. Dreams of sunrays filled our minds as we headed toward Texas.  … Continue reading

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Playing Games with the Devil!

The Devil Plays Straightline Blues Highways 61 and 49 run right through the middle of Clarksdale.  Elvisland is less than an hour away.  Legend has it that a teenager Robert Johnson in the 1920’s came to this crossroad and made a … Continue reading

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Harmonica Heaven! From Tom’s Dashboard

Blues Harmonica (Fantasy) Jam Camp Think of a music camp and envision young musicians learning to advance their skills in a traditional educational format. Then think of a fantasy baseball camp, where you get baby boomers living out a fantasy … Continue reading

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Elvis Re-Imagined and Re-Commercialized

A New World.  Elvisland! On our way to a Blues Harmonica Conference in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Tom decided to camp at Sam’s Town Casino in Tunica because it was in between Memphis and Helena, Arkansas.  We were surprised at the quality … Continue reading

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Make Your Dreams Come True. Head for Alaska!

Alaska.  More Than An Adventure is Published! Think about placing Alaska in your bucket list.  It is one of the most astonishingly beautiful places on earth.  It is a place where the air is crisp and clean.  It is a … Continue reading

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Florida in February and Skipping the Missouri Winter Blues

Where are the palms?  Where is the sun?  Where are the ocean breezes in Missouri? (Beware, there are lots of photos below!) Did you know that Juan Ponce de Le’on landed at Melbourne Shores? And he wasn’t looking for the … Continue reading

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We Need To Sing Truth!

 2018 Folk Alliance International Conference (FAI) “How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?” Capturing our experiences at the FAI is almost impossible. I kept thinking about the quote above from the Sound of Music. The music was all … Continue reading

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