Night In St. Charles

This vacation was going to be short, but it was going to be sweet. I had focused on it, prepared for it, and now it was here, just as I had imagined. However, I didn’t imagine every single detail…


Weekend in Santa Barbara (conclusion)

Jackie travels with a smaller captured crew these days, which would make sense. Having a full orchestra drop whatever they were doing and learn all of Jackie’s songs for a single show was asking alot. But, she did do that for a while. The setup this night was just fine though, with a small ensemble […]

Weekend in Santa Barbara Part 5

With my head still in the clouds from the morning adventure, the bonus that was to come that evening would ensure that my head would stay there. The hotel check-in was still a few hours away, but the drive back to Santa Barbara and a leisurely lunch would make the timing almost perfect. As perfect […]

Weekend In Santa Barbara Part 2

They said to expect to spend half the day at the skydiving place, so I picked an early morning jump to make sure I would have time to check in to the hotel in Santa Barbara, take a little nap and see Jackie that evening. It was very windy the night before and still a […]

Weekend in Santa Barbara Part 1

Even to someone who has never skydived, the thought of it conjures images of an adrenaline filled descent fraught with danger. It’s not for everybody, and in reality, it didn’t seem like it was for me, but it was a bucket list item. Just this one time…