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CALIFORNIA JAM FROM 18 TO 62

    What was the hot ticket in 1974? California Jam. Just ask anyone who says they were there.   It was the West Coast Woodstock without the brown acid, Altamont without the murder. Just a nice gathering after all the dust settled and music took a turn.   My wife found her ticket to […]

TIGARD TAPPHORIA FUNDRAISER FOR TIGARD POLICE OFFICER MATTHEW BARBEE​​​​​

  1/31/18 6-9pm     ​​​Tigard Tapphoria is holding a Fund Raiser for Tigard Police Officer Matthew Barbee.   This is tomorrow night, Wednesday, 1/31/18.   Besides being a good cause, there’s more connections between Tigard Tapphoria and Tigard than beer, food, and good company.  

GREEN CORNER OF MIDDLE EASTERN MESA

    “Green Corner is off Southern and Alma School. I’ve been there,” I said, flooring the rental car through the round-about on Bass Pro Drive.   “So you know the way? I should stop looking at the GPS?” she said. “Fast corner.”   I’d been there five months ago with DD. Alma School was […]

FACEBOOK WINGS ON AMERICAN AIRLINES

    I stood across the concourse, the airport hallway, from my check in studying my boarding pass with Group Nine printed on the bottom right side.   Group Nine is last to board, last to sit, and last to find an overhead bin for the carry-on.   Luckily my wife and I were flying […]

APACHE TEARS HAPPY ENDING

    “Let’s meet one of my facebook friends,” I said one day during a Mesa Arizona visit.   “You met someone on facebook and you want to meet them?” she asked. “You never want to meet anyone.”   “Yes, I do. We’ll go prospecting. He knows where to find Apache tears,” I said.   […]

SUPERIOR ARIZONA AFTER APACHE TEARS SEARCH

    One of the most impressive rocks I’ve knocked out of a rock wall? Apache tears.   Just another rock until I held it up to the sun for my own solar eclipse.   What’s going on in there? See through rocks in Superior Arizona.

MESA ARIZONA, CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE

    Where are you right now? Do you wish you were somewhere else?   Instead of working on the wish list of where you’d rather be, take a good look around.   You may be in the center of the universe, like Mesa Arizona.

MEXICO TRAVEL: PUERTO VALLARTA PERFECTION, pt3

    The top down view from the seventh floor in Old Vallarta, or Viejo Vallarta, to the square.   Is it Frida Kahlo’s turquoise house? It’s the right color.   If it part of the Kahlo catalogue, she’s got octopus on her self portrait.   But it’s not Frida. Not enough eyebrow.  

MEXICO TRAVEL: PUERTO VALLARTA PERFECTION, pt2

    First thing you’ll need is a new hat. Pick one, maybe two.   Once you get into the swing of things you can adjust.   Not a hat person? You are now.

MEXICO TRAVEL: PUERTO VALLARTA PERFECTION, pt1

    Where the heck is Puerto Vallarta? Find a good map book.   Look about two thousand miles south of Portland and you’re close.   West coast of Mexico below the Gulf of California.