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Still haven’t gotten over you yet

August 11, 2013

The Spy family has returned from vacation. Here are some things we learned (details forthcoming once I dig out of my inbox):

* AJ rocks. No really, he ROCKS. Humor me and listen to his band and tell me how awesome he is on lead guitar. Also, the band, made up of kids between the ages of 9 and 12, wrote these songs themselves.

* Sometimes vintage is code for “old” and possibly broken.
* Our apartment is about the same size and nice hotel rooms.
* The Baseball hall of fame is bigger and cooler than expected.
* The therapeutic powers of sitting by a lake are not to be underestimated.
* There is something to that mountain air thing.
* Playing “Dueling Banjos” on a mandolin while sitting on the porch of your cabin can make people nervous.
* Coyotes are LOUD.
* Swimming holes fed by mountain streams are COLD.
* If you find a wine store run by an Englishman with an Oxbridge accent and an enviable collection of classical and jazz on vinyl, buy whatever he tells you to. You won’t be sorry.
* Building a fire in a brisk wind is just as hard as it sounds, particularly when you can’t find the matches and are forced to set kindling ablaze at the stove and carry it outside.
*Crickets are an excellent sound.
* Brookyn looks better after time away.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 12, 2013 8:13 am

    Sehr awesome. Lone Ranger sounds like a lot of the alt-bands I should have listened to in college: Throwing Muses, early REM, and most of the 4AD line up.

  2. August 12, 2013 6:14 pm

    Dueling Banjos on mandolin cracked me up.

  3. August 13, 2013 1:58 pm

    The songs are fantastic — wow.
    Vacation sounds great. I love vacation.

  4. August 14, 2013 6:45 pm

    The mountain vacation sounds great for you. A bit cold for my taste.

  5. drgeek permalink
    August 15, 2013 5:53 pm

    How about this: the Upstate parts of a certain state are great places to vacation.

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