Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

LPGA Championship 2010 at Locust Hill Country Club in Rochester.
Round 2 - saving par.
Brittany Lincicome.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

LPGA Championship 2010 at Locust Hill Country Club in Rochester.
Round 1 - body english.
Gloria Park / Libby Smith.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

garden vibes.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

a drink of rain.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Interpol at the Water Street Music Hall.
This was one of the best shows I've ever been to at Water Street. They sounded amazing in a place not known for great sound quality.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

tiger lily - sunset.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

James Hunter / Smash Mouth
Rochester International Jazz Festival.
We had so much fun at the jazz fest yesterday, we decided to go back today to see James Hunter. Great fun - a sorta Englishman's take on rockabilly. On the way home, we stopped to catch a beer and give Smash Mouth a listen. Not that great, and the crowd was kinda bored, so we ducked into my favorite local bar, the Old Toad. When we came out later, we walked back to give Smash Mouth one last listen, hoping to maybe catch the encore. No kidding - they were ripping the place up! What I would call a solid cover-band with the huge crowd totally into it. Their encore was House of Pain followed by three Van Halen songs. They closed with their one hit - All Star. Great fun to close out the fest....Smash Mouth...who knew...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Booker T. & The M.G.'s at the Rochester International Jazz Festival.
Tom & Leslie came up to join in the Jazz Fest fun at Booker T!!! They were AWESOME!

Booker T Jones / Donald "Duck" Dunn / Steve Cropper

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Denver Zoo.
Spent a few hours at the zoo before hopping the plane ride home. This is one of the very best zoos I have ever been to.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

From the summit of Mount Elbert.
Hiked up 14,433 foot high Mt. Elbert, the state's highest mountain. What a view.

clouds roll over the summit.
ten miles round trip, 4,400 feet elevation gain.

i'm hiking down off the mountain and i run into a couple of hikers looking for distance to a good camping zone. turns out they are from Rochester too! how crazy is that...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Redstone Coke Ovens.
Spent the day heading back north. Stopped in Redstone when I saw all these beehive coke ovens outside of town. Once used by the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company to carbonize coal.

Stopped in at this ghost town that in the late 1800's was a gold mining boomtown.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cliff Palace - Mesa Verde National Park.
Always wanted to see these indian cliff ruins. Incredible place. There's over 600 cliff dwellings throughout the park.

Square Tower House / Fire Temple

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Colorado Rockies vs Toronto Blue Jays at Coors Field.
Awesome ballpark! Everything about this place is really first rate.

the Rocky Dog.
After the game, it was seven hours southwest to my next stop - Durango.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Denver, Colorado.
Off to CO for a week of wandering. First stop - Denver. Love the old hand-painted signs.