Hal Holbrook has been doing his Mark Twain one-man show for over 60 years! That's longer than Samuel Clements was Mark Twain.
The show has won him both a Tony and an Emmy. Linda and I both remember seeing the show a long time ago - she thinks it was on television and I seem to remember the Walnut Theater in Philadelphia. No matter. The performance we saw this past weekend was great, and I am so happy we got to see it.
Over time certain songs seem to just become part of a generation's DNA. Alice's Restaurant is one of those songs. American Pie is another for me.
Arlo Guthrie, son of the great folk singer Woody Guthrie (This Land is Your Land and many others), first wrote and performed the iconic Alice's Restaurant in 1965. Now he is on a 50th Anniversary tour. While Linda and I were really just a little bit before this time - we are pre-Woodstock and Flower Power - we both well remember this incredible song. Over the years it has become a Thanksgiving tradition for many and is played nationwide on public radio every year. If you want to give it a listen, just click here.
This was our annual winter RV trip to the Galveston State Park and the Gulf Coast. It was also the foggiest trip we have experienced, with fog that never burned off.
Even though everything was shrouded in mist, we managed to get in a couple of nice walks - one along the beach and one back in the wetlands on the bay side of the island.
Of course I had my new camera with me, and things seem to be improving. I actually know what I am doing wrong, so there is hope that things can be corrected and some awesome results will eventually come about. I hope so. Linda just got the bill for everything, and I have a strong feeling she is expecting museum quality work, and soon!
Here are a few birds that I managed to capture, even with the overcast skies and continual fog and mist. Just click on any of the photos in the gallery below to see large size photos.
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