Monday, June 29, 2009

A Blogger's View



We made it! The flight is more and more a test of stamina. We sat in the back row of the Alaska flight from Seattle to Newark; ugh. Although our seats were better on the Newark-Shannon part, Continental's absence of leg room is second only to United's. I yearn for the days when a guy could fly to Ireland on a one-third full 747.

Anyway, we're here and fighting off jet lag: I've already taken three naps. Now, I'm drinking my first cuppa and all is well with the world...

A few CDs awaited our arrival -- for some reason, Amazon sent them here instead of to Seattle. Creole Nocturne, pianist Tom McDermott and cornetist Connie Jones, is an absolute delight, a series of duets of Louisiana and southern jazz and gospel standards as well as original compositions by McDermott. But don't take my word for it; here they are at last year's Louisiana Music Factory Jazz Festival:

4 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Jet lag is the pits, but I know you guys are going to have a fabulous trip! Have to admit that I'm envious!
Enjoy! Look forward to hearing all about it!

Annette said...

Rest well, will be looking forward to more pics and posts from the Isle after you are rested and as you have time.

John Hayes said...

Fun music in that clip! Hope you folks are getting rested up & having a fine time.

willow said...

Flying is certainly more harrowing than it once was. And fewer direct flights, too.

Love the creole.