|The lovely Suzen Pope and Andy Jackson at "Tootsies World Famous Orchid Lounge" on Broadway, Nashville.|
As my planning evolved separately, I'm currently visiting southern Indiana so my English friends and I won't be able to spend time together this trip. It's sad, I know, but at least those nasty, biting "No-see-um" bugs (aka Biting Midge) won't be getting a piece of my legs, feet, arms, neck, face and ass this year. I hate those little buggers.
|Not my hand photo, but my legs looked just like this example. The bites are as painful as fire.|
|I try to always get a shot of my camp sites wherever I go. Two Rivers Campground, Nashville.|
|At last, .. after some some 17 years of online chats, e-mails and photo/video sharing, we meet.|
|At our first meeting at the B&B, Suzen snaps a photo of a musician and a "wannabe".|
Andy has also been working on his song writing for the Country Music market. He had phoned ahead to place his name on "the list" for all singer-songwriters who wanted to share their music on the hopes of being discovered. I brought my guitar with us, Andy tuned it and made ready. Meanwhile, Suzen and I ordered round after round for the three of us as we listened to the music. It seems to me that there is a lot of love gone wrong in country music. After a couple of hours of hearing these sad tales, I told Suzen and Andy that I was ready to slit my wrists and call it a day. We laughed. I felt so sorry for Andy in that with the 40 entertainers on "the list", he never got the opportunity to perform.
|Susan and I clown for Andy's iPhone camera at Jimmy Buffet's.|
|Andy and I during a musician's break at B.B. King's - Nashville.|
|Most camps have fire-rings, other camps, you bring your own to burn marshmallows.|
"Awww. Let's get one more shot.... c'mon, just one more shot." I said it in a reacting voice just as if the bartender had just turned up the lights and yelled-out "Last call!" Hastily, I set up this timed exposure so that I could get into the picture too. I think it's one of my favorites.
|As the Uber Cab honked for "last call", my camera nabbed this last shot.|
|Suzen and Andy visiting her folks in Florida - 2016.|