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Friday, September 23, 2011

Visit With the Austin Kids

Mike & I had a great time in Austin visiting kids Shannon, Jennifer and Wendall – sometimes being joined by Jennifer’s hubby, Vernon, Shan’s boyfriend, Thomas, and grandkids, Ariel and Nash. We were sorry we didn’t get to hook up this time with Chris or Paula.

We pretty much ate and drank our way from one side of the city to the other, and we have the photos to prove it. Sunday night was big fun. We went to see Bobby Whitlock & wife Coco Carmel perform at the Saxon Pub. Mike played with Bobby way back with the Memphis Counts at the Cabaret on the Highland Strip. That’s where Bobby was spotted by Delaney & Bonnie and was soon playing with them, George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Bobby rock ‘n roll memoir has been out a few months now and is doing quite well. As always, he & Coco put on a great show.

On the way to Austin, we stopped in Dallas at the infamous Dealy Plaza, site of the assassination of President Kennedy. They’ve turned the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository into a fine museum. We stood at windows overlooking the spot where the shots were fired, and we also walked the grassy knoll and looked over the fence where many witnesses believed other shots were fired. I don’t think we currently know the truth about that awful event, and I fear that we never will. It was eerie to be there. Good thing we were headed to Austin for fun.

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