Saturday, October 30, 2010

A very large night...


Our good friends Jim and Sandy were presented with Beale Street's Walk of Fame Brass Notes by Huey Lewis and Joyce Cobb. It was a very cool night.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's Fall!

And it just blew into Memphis (No. 1 most dangerous city in the USA... We're number one! We're number 1!) last night, full tilt. Temps are dropping, wind's howling, and the leaves are flying.

 Happy Halloween

Crew Istaboa has a big week comin up in preparation for our run south back to Stuart, FL. Gotta get the mothers on an even keel and finish up our latest project at Rocky Point.

Also, a big celebration coming up Thursday. Our friend Jim Gaines is being presented with a Brass Note on Beale Street in recognition of his contribution to Memphis Music. Party at the Hard Rock and the Stax Museum. Should be fun. It's about time!!!
The Brass Note on Beale is a big deal. Notes already in place honor Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Justin Timberlake, Albert King, B.B. King, and Al Green just to name a few. 
Oh Yeah... Almost forgot to mention, Jim's Wife, Sandy Carroll already has a Note on Beale. It's now a family thing.

We hope to be outta here by Saturday and heading south soon after that.



PS: Yes, Memphis was named No. 1 most dangerous city in the US by Forbes Magazine. Our question is; have they ever been to LA, Miami, Detroit, Chicago? Those are world class dangerous cities. Hell, even my little home town in Arkansas is scarier than Memphis.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bizarre article

 If this is real... How sad for those affected, but how weird... Click article title for link

Crocodile on plane kills 19 passengers

images from the past...

This morning, as I sip coffee, gazing out the big windows of Rocky Point, I see a herd of little deer ambling up the slope of the ravine out back, then they fade into a forest that's starting to paint the colors of Fall. It's a lovely image, and one that we always take delight in,  but at the moment, our hearts and thoughts are aboard Istaboa and in the islands.

Like the above image; this was the reality of a day we absorbed back in 08, this is a little beach on Highborne Cay, Exumas.
What a day... quiet—only the sound of the small rippling waves lapping up the shore. We had just enjoyed a little squall that cooled us off, made everything smell fresh, and the palms shine green. Warm sand under our toes as we saunter down this peaceful little strip of the island... and the birds, we reminisce,  singing happily in the rare puddles of fresh rain water—cheerfully—providing the background music for this moment. This was our last day in the Exumas.

Aaahhh......   Soon...

Escape is a theme we can't seem to shake.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

and still thinkin...

Our last night on Compass Cay
We really enjoyed our nights at the Green Flash Club on Compass.

Still thinkin...

Top pic, we took from BooBoo Hill on Warderick Wells,  Exumas.Exumas Land and Sea Park.
Bottom photograph taken by a friend living in Hopetown, Bahamas... Nice shot, Glenn.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Just thinkin...

What's up?

Not much for crew Istaboa... Trying to provide liquids for the flora and fauna around Rocky Point — the Memphis area hasn't felt rain in weeks. The weather has been pleasant, but very dry.

But always on our mind:

We did drive into mid town Memphis yesterday for brunch at Bosco's. Amy Levere was performing. We had heard of Amy, but never had a good opportunity to see/hear her live. She's really very good. A video she did at Sun Studios in Memphis is inside.

 Also, inside is a fascinating tilt-shifted video. Worth taking a minute to watch.

Life for us should be more interesting soon. Feeling a Sea Cruise coming on.
Oe-ee, oo-ee baby...

Enjoy the video,


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Soon, very soon...

Our stay in Virginia was a great one, just not long enough.
Good friends, good food, great weather finally came around, and a fun run to the eastern shore. It was a good trip.

Now we're home at Rocky Point and dealing with the things that come along with that.

But, soon... we know...  seascapes like the one above will become a common occurrence again.

Until that day comes, we dream.



Saturday, October 9, 2010

Walkabout Onancock...

This day was gorgeous... Perfect temp, no wind, and an absolutely beautiful place to enjoy such a day. The folks here are exceptionally friendly and it's well said in a cut from their Onancock Official website...
 All in all, Onancock is not pretend nor is it plastic. It is an authentic, living town. It invites you to visit whenever a spare minute.
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Friday, October 8, 2010

The run to Onancock

Our friend Peter and one of his oldest budds Bill, had already made plans to cruise over to the Eastern Shore and a place called Onancock. They invited us along, so we took the opportunity to do a little shake out cruise in preparation for our—upcoming—long run to Florida.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Onancock, hopefully...

if the weather improves...
More later.
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It looks like tomorrow is a go.