2nd Oct 2015 – Chicago

LITTLE BLIGHTER A day off in Chicago is always a prospect to relish but for me, it was a trip out of town and yes, more golf. Blake and I were both invited to join Gray (other pilot) at his home course in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Quite a drive but the course was lovely even [...]

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30th Sept 2015 – Milwaukee

XR750 Arriving at an even busier Midland airport this afternoon, Cpt. Blake greeted us at the FBO (fixed base operator, an aviation business that serves the general aviation industry) and a waiting shuttle bus drove us all of 100 yards to the plane. The bus was manned by the same chap that drove us yesterday [...]

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29th Sept 2015 – Minneapolis

LEINIE ’n’ SAUSAGE The day started slowly for me which meant I didn’t make the breakfast club meeting at Tempo, our favourite touring deli. Hell, I didn’t even make it to the gym. Orange Juice, Cappuccino and a Peninsula Bircher Muesli was ordered via telephone to the room almost without internal dialog. The Peninsula was [...]

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28th Sept 2015 – Kansas City

SNAKE BITE I’m not quite sure how today happened. First, we were breakfasting in Austin, then we found ourselves in downtown Kansas City and the next thing we knew, we were in the windy city once again. Three cities in a day can be the norm for us in the USA. The story begins with [...]

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26th Sept 2015 – Dallas

MAJESTIC RIBS Texas is an extraordinary place, there is a real buzz here. Yes, it’s the weekend sure but there’s nothing mythical about Texan hospitality and warmth. Self-confidence is also a trait from historical evidence I would say. They definitely see themselves as different from the rest of the USA and their economy, the largest [...]

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25th Sept 2015 – Austin

3 things…. Music The tour seems to go from strength to strength and we all keep thinking “how can it get any better”? well the answer is, it can. The show in Austin was another to genuinely savour. I wondered why we haven’t been here for SO long. The venue had a club feel to [...]

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23rd Sept 2015 – Denver

RED ROCK   It's remote location means that stays in Denver, Colorado usually involve at least one day off and on this trip we have two, one either side of the show. My day out of the ‘bubble’ was spent in the mountains visiting my good friend Gavin who owns and runs a great Horseback riding adventure [...]

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21st Sept 2015 – San Diego

ADIOS CALIFORNIA Rounding off our fabulous 6-day stay at the now highly regarded Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, Ian and I grabbed some sunshine by the pool before the clouds drew in, ironically coinciding with our departure time. The weather today was very humid and with a chance [...]

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20th Sept 2015 – Santa Barbara

BABY BACK The drive from the Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica to Santa Barbara had huge scenic potential and a quick look at Google traffic made the route obvious. Our rental cars are being driven by the management team of Pete, Tim and Paul and Mark, Glenn and I are travelling in a brand [...]

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19th Sept 2015 – Los Angeles

DARK STAGE Today’s LA venue has been home to America’s Academy awards ceremonies (the Oscars) since 2002. The framed photographs in the dressing room, all in black and white, shows teary eyed actors and celebrities gleefully holding their oscars. Formerly the Kodak theatre, the Dolby - or Dubly, as it is correctly known - is [...]

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