Sunday, September 12, 2021

Cherrywood Coffeehouse 9/18/20201 5:30-7:30pm


 

We'll have new shirts for this show!




Tuesday, September 07, 2021

BIAA live stream 9/7/2021 6pm


 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Cherrywood Coffeehouse 8/5/2021


First Set



Second Set

 

Links to past performances




Friday, June 25, 2021

Long Time No See

 It's been a long time since we've posted, but we've decided to revive the blog and share some highlights from our experiences over the last few years.  After leaving Portland, Oregon, we relocated to Austin, Texas to be closer to family. Our little family has also added a couple of additions - Chloe our daughter who is now 6 and Dale our cute but vicious Chiweenie who we adopted last August. 




From our trip to Greece in 2018, we hung out for 3 weeks and explored Athens and the nearby island Aegina. The Acropolis from the Areopagus hill.

Enjoying the Mediterranean sea at Voula.



Traditional Greek Military Uniform


Aphaia Temple on top of Aegina.


The little cafe by the temple.

In 2019 we took a two and a half week trip to explore England.



Westminster Abbey

Inside the abbey, a guard let us hold the key to the Pyx Chamber - one of the oldest rooms in England!




Radcliffe Camera at Oxford.

Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried.


Anne Hathaway's cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Glastonbury Abbey Ruins


Glastonbury Tor- this picture gives no hints as to how incredibly windy it is up here!
The obligatory Stonehenge photo 


Cornwall exploration of the little village Port Isaac where Doc Martin and Fisherman's Friends were filmed.


Where we were this week:
We drove out to Wimberely, Tx to visit Jacob's Well where we hiked down to look at the swimming hole. Unfortunately it was all booked up so we could not swim. However we did go swimming at Blue Hole and it was gorgeous.

We headed out to Driftwood to see a local legend the "Godfather of  Austin Blues" WC Clark at the Hays City Store perform a very intimate concert. It was magical to hear his voice and guitar ring out under the old oak trees.


We also visited the Blanton Museum at the University of Texas, my alma mater where we saw this Cildo Meireles installation. I actually helped him install it in the Blanton art building years ago while I was working on my art degree there. 




Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Oregon Gardens and Gordon House




















The Oregon Gardens were just starting to bud and bloom. Jacques enjoyed his first experience with an umbrella! We toured the only home in Oregon designed by Frank Lloyd Wright - the Gordon House. It is just over 2000 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms, an office and 2 bathrooms and was designed around 1956.




Saturday, February 05, 2011

Chinese New Year





We enjoyed the lion dances in Chinatown celebrating the Chinese New Year. The lion dances are supposed to scare away the evil spirits and summon luck and fortune for the coming year. This is the year of the rabbit. Jacques was pretty wary of the rabbit and the lions! Jacques and Tanner pose with the lucky rabbit. Jacques got a red envelope with a chocolate coin from him.


We went to the convention center to see the cultural exhibit and several cute children's groups performed.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Aquarium Pt. 2

There was a great exhibit of trash sculpture...



Here is a close up of a turtle sculpture made from trash that was picked up along the beach. If you look closely, you can see bottle caps and broken plastic bits. The white coral is made up of broken styrofoam.





The jelly fish below is made up out of plastic bottles found along the beach. It was probably12 or 14 feet tall.



A whale rib cage made of trash...












Oregon Coast Aquarium


We took advantage of the sunny afternoon and drove out to Newport, about 3 hours south west of Portland.



We stopped at Depoe Bay to do some whale watching. Tanner and I each saw a whale blow water above the surface as they were traveling from Alaska to the South. Jacques had fun looking around the center and he even got to use the binoculars too.

At the aquarium we saw a variety of wildlife. My favorite were the jellyfish. They had one pacific octopus but he was curled up in a crevice unavailable for a photo-opp.
Hi ho silver and away!!!!!