Aloha and I hope you have had a chance to relax this August before the hustle and bustle of the Fall season begins! I recently traveled to Kansas City and Springfield, MO and Seattle, WA and wanted to share some moments from my trip.
A man in the Salt Lake City Airport talking on his cell phone in a pay phone booth! LOL!
Why can’t we all just get along?
I love the expanse of the Midwest! You can see for miles. Growing up there I took it for granted and thought it was boring but now it’s awe inspiring.
Love the country!
Made some friends on a walk!
I think this pretty much sums up the meaning of life.
If only I was a girl…
Driving my new boat up to the check stand at Bass Pro Shops 🙂
Land anyone? Hmmm how much would that cost in Hawaii???
Looks good enough to eat! They have a machine that makes bales of hay like this for the livestock during the winter months.
World famous BBQ! Went there before the Kansas City Royals baseball game!
Royals Stadium just like I remembered it as a kid!
Learning to play Croquet in Seattle! Look there’s the sun!
The most amazing drum shop in the Seattle area for sure. It’s a must for every drummer for every visit!
So many cymbals and so little time!
One of the great Elvin Jones, drumsets! OMG!!!!
Hangin’ with my dear friends Eduardo Ana Paula Mendonça. Eduardo’s one of my Brazilian music mentors and an incredible guitarist and singer living in the Seattle area.
I got to play a gig with Eduardo like old times with his fantastic Brazilian band Show Brazil! I played, recorded and toured with Show Brazil for several years before moving to Hawaii in 2000.
Jeff “Bongo” Busch! He’s actually an incredible percussionist/drummer and we played together in Show Brazil! Got to sit in at his gig and watch him shred on them drums. Such a ham!
Home of the world’s most incredible Gyros in the heart of Northeast Seattle!
Abdul (center) and the gang at Aladdin.
The night I came home we went out for sushi. Just couldn’t find good sushi on the Mainland and one of the many reasons I am so happy to come home!