ummmmm…more cowboy stuff

I had the pleasure of spending time with my great-nephew, Liam a few weeks ago. My daughter (Willa), our Vermont friend (Jen Wool) and I were hanging out with him. He wanted us to find (and keep finding) cowboy videos on our phones and stories of cowboys in South Dakota Magazine. He couldn’t get enough.

Every time a story or video was over, Liam would say, “ummmmm…more cowboy stuff”. This became our catch phrase for the week.

Correct if I’m wrong Liam, however, I’m pretty sure you’re telling us to always seek out more of whatever sparks our interest. Ummmmm—for me, it actually is more cowboy stuff. Certainly in my artwork and photography anyway. Thanks buddy. You’ll surely be missed.

summertime fun.

blue barque beach asssociation chilmark marthas vineyard lillibridge

girls and dog lillibridge

lucy on beach lillibridge walking off the beach lillibridge

jim cooking on town neck beach lillibridge

roasting marshmellos lillibridge

These are a few of my photos from over the weekend.  I haven’t been creating things and it makes me really kooky when I don’t.  I mucked around with my images to fuel my creativity. It helped a lot. I hope you enjoy them.

They were shot on:

Martha’s Vineyard while staying at a friend’s house—Blue Barque (Thanks Jen & Dan).

Town Neck in Sandwich, Massachusetts where (Thanks Jim & Iris) cooked over a beach fire last night.  Oh, the joys of summertime. Thanks for the memories, folks. My heart is full.

Grand Trunk Pub, yes still Detroit

Two things on my list of things I’ve wanted to do for a long time are: 1. Stay in a loft and not a fancy, NYC fully furnished type. I wanted grit.  I’ve wanted out of my middle-aged comfort zone and my friend Jen and I got it in a fabulous way.  CHECK

Thank you Kate at Grand Trunk Pub on Woodward Ave in Detroit.  We had a great stay and believe me we’re coming back and I really hope I get to meet you this time. The bed was really comfortable and I actually miss hearing the kitchen conversations and smelling onions frying when I wake up. http://www.grandtrunkpub.com/

2. Visit Detroit and hang out with locals. CHECK

Thanks to the staff at Grand Trunk Pub we were well taken care of and even stepped out of the bar for a while on Saturday night with a very generous bartender, Sam.  It was just great fun…no if(s) and(s) or but(s) about the whole shooting match.  My traveling companion, Jen made sure that the next stop in Milwaukee was pretty swanky and it was the contrast that made both experiences so remarkable.  Big Love to Grand Trunk.  Sorry we didn’t have the stamina to stay for the Tiger’s Opening Day.  I’m sure you all had fun, because the bar was already hopping when we left at 9:30am. Thank you!

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