Friday, December 30, 2022

Wishes for 2023


I was over in San Francisco's Chinatown and they had the lanterns lit and it was beautiful:

What was really cool was some street art I saw and it is what I wish for anyone who stumbles across this blog in 2023:

Happy New Year to all

Thursday, December 29, 2022

A Visit to Baker Beach


I went over to Baker Beach in San Francisco to see some much needed water. 

But first I got to see some beautiful greenery:

And then some beautiful blue water:

And a perfect view of a landmark on a clear day:

Baker Beach is a beautiful place in San Francisco to recharge your bones.

Monday, December 26, 2022

The Jim Irsay Collection

 Jim Irsay is the owner of the Indianapolis Colts and a collector of American history. He also has a passion for music and American culture. He has been putting some of his collection on display for people to see. It is a traveling show called the Jim Irsay Collection and it made its way to San Francisco.

There were some items from American History:

A stay of execution letter from President Lincoln

A letter from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Paine

A George Washington letter from 1780

Hunter S. Thompson's 1973 Chevy Caprice

John F. Kennedy's Rocking Chair

Muhammad Ali's 1970's Championship Belt

And some musical instruments:

Jerry Garcia's famous "Tiger" guitar

Prince's 1995 Yellow Guitar

Ringo Starr's first Ludwig Drumkit-1963

John Lennon's Sgt. Pepper Piano

And some other pieces of music history

A "Day the Music Died" Poster

Where Bob Dylan first went electric

Paul McCartney "Hey Jude" studio lyrics

I forgot to mention that there was a concert also:

Jim Irsay doing a little singing

Irsay with NFL Hall of Famer and ex-Colts player Edgerrin James

And the following pics, I had to take from the video board since I was far away of the special guests who came and played:

Guitar Legend Buddy Guy

Bassist Mike Mills from R.E.M

Ann Wilson from Heart

It was a great time and the price was right as it was free. So very cool. 

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Music Monday: The After Christmas Glow

 Music Monday:  Just some songs for that after Christmas Glow:

And because it is almost New Year's Day:

Friday, December 23, 2022

Merry Christmas 2022


Just wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all.

I am so appreciated of everyone who has spent a millisecond looking at this blog and my adventures. 

I wish for everyone peace, joy and happiness not only for this season but for the whole year.

I am blessed that people actually read this blog. When I started this dribble ten plus years ago I never thought anyone would actually read it. It was just a creative outlet because I am not a creative person (like some folks).

I thank you for putting up with oddball self.

The cool thing is that I met so many cool people from both the blog world and my local world in doing this blog. The postage stamp on my world has opened big time.

The Sugar Castle at the Westin St.Francis

So Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Boxing Day to all. 

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Christmas at Salesforce Park


I went over to Salesforce Park in San Francisco to take a walk and found they had decorated the park for the season.

I think it is cool how they did it. It is somewhat subtile and not gaudy. It fits into the park:

In many ways, I really enjoyed this display because you kind of had to pay attention as you were walking.