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zeeway 07-06-2019 04:51 AM

Blessings to you, Capín, for a complete recovery. My belief is that love and music and prayers can heal us all. With focus in those areas (yep, along with PT), youíll be soon dancing and playing a X7, while riding a scooter. :)

Captain Jim 07-06-2019 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by zeeway (Post 6104338)
Blessings to you, Capín, for a complete recovery. My belief is that love and music and prayers can heal us all. With focus in those areas (yep, along with PT), youíll be soon dancing and playing a X7, while riding a scooter. :)

Wow - thank you for those kind words, Angie. That may be a miracle, because I couldn't dance worth a darn before the surgery. ;) One of the effects of playing in bands in my youth: you make music and watch others dance.

Earl49 07-06-2019 09:36 AM

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.....because I couldn't dance worth a darn before the surgery. ;) .....

Reminds of what I said to the neurosurgeon before the craniotomy (yes I do have an extra hole in my head). Asking him if I would be able to play piano after the surgery, he was sharp enough to ask if I played it already?

I too am a non-dancer, the exception being between the 11th and 14th beer at wedding receptions. Until #11 I am too inhibited to dance, and after #14 can no longer stand up. I hide behind my guitar and play for the dancers.

Captain Jim 07-16-2019 04:39 PM

Almost done waiting... tomorrow, we head out for a couple months in the motorhome. The X7 is coming along, the others are in a "secure, undisclosed location." ;) The S1 and the Spire Studio were easy to find space for; finding some quiet for recording may be a challenge.

This is the trip that almost wasn't... it took some work on my part to convince the Blonde that I am "able-bodied" enough. We'll know soon enough: I haven't done any long distance driving since "the cut." I plan to stop regularly for a walk-about. We did plan for 6 hours or so for the first day, then a day off with no traveling to see how things are going.

These itchy feet are about to be happy feet - See you down the road!

EvanB 07-16-2019 06:08 PM

Six hours could be a push. Perhaps its my age, but my preferred travel is three hours on the road, lunch, a nap, and then wander the local scene.

Have you been through Williams, by the way? Kramster put those darned pictures on the forum and has me contemplating a trip--that would be about 4 1/2 hours from here.

kramster 07-16-2019 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by EvanB (Post 6113381)

Have you been through Williams, by the way? Kramster put those darned pictures on the forum and has me contemplating a trip--that would be about 4 1/2 hours from here.


Ride that old Grand Canyon Train to the South Rim, they usually have a guy wandering up and down the cars playing guitar and when I went back in the day Coca-Cola in glass bottles!.. Darn that Kramster, making Uncles contemplate...oh wait... that's me...ignore

Captain Jim 07-16-2019 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by EvanB (Post 6113381)
Six hours could be a push. Perhaps its my age, but my preferred travel is three hours on the road, lunch, a nap, and then wander the local scene.

Have you been through Williams, by the way? Kramster put those darned pictures on the forum and has me contemplating a trip--that would be about 4 1/2 hours from here.

I'm all about pushing it. We plan to take the next day off the road - see how I'm doing and have a little celebration. I'm just happy to be going somewhere. ;)

Our traveling style in the motorhome is: 300 miles and get off the road. Kick back. If we were to do 3 hours of travel each day, it would take us almost a week to get out of Texas! :D We're double towing with the motorhome, so we keep it to 65mph or less.

Destination: north to the Black Hills; hoping for some cooler weather and great curvy roads for the scoots.

Yes, we have been to Williams. It may be touristy, but the train ride to the Grand Canyon is a must... seriously, I think it is a state law that you have to do the train if you go to Williams. :)

TheChicagoTodd 07-16-2019 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain Jim (Post 6113492)
I'm all about pushing it. We plan to take the next day off the road - see how I'm doing and have a little celebration. I'm just happy to be going somewhere. ;)



Our traveling style in the motorhome is: 300 miles and get off the road. Kick back. If we were to do 3 hours of travel each day, it would take us almost a week to get out of Texas! :D We're double towing with the motorhome, so we keep it to 65mph or less.



Destination: north to the Black Hills; hoping for some cooler weather and great curvy roads for the scoots.



Yes, we have been to Williams. It may be touristy, but the train ride to the Grand Canyon is a must... seriously, I think it is a state law that you have to do the train if you go to Williams. :)

Have fun and be careful Captain, you dont want to have to start all over.

Cheers...

Todd in Chicago

GuitarLuva 07-17-2019 08:27 AM

Enjoy your roadtrip Captain!

Earl49 07-17-2019 08:47 AM

Safe travels, Jim (and to the Blonde, and Rufus). Glad you are able to get away.

Captain Jim 07-17-2019 04:59 PM

Thanks, folks... first day out, and all went just fine. The hip handled the long drive, and I was able to set up all the utilities on the motorhome, unaided, at the end of the drive... in the 98ļ sunshine.

I stopped periodically to walk around the rig, check tires, peek inside the cargo trailer to make sure the scoots are good, and stretch my legs.

I'll do a walk around the RV park after the sun goes down. A bit too warm to sit outside and play the X7.

Rufus did fine today, too. He's a good boy...

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kM-yG3iva...00/1JimRuf.jpg

EvanB 07-17-2019 06:23 PM

Does Rufus share some of the driving? Actually, he looks more like the boss, you're just the driver. If and when I come back, I wouldn't mind being one of your cats. Although I'd rather be one of my dogs. They don't drive, either.

Captain Jim 07-17-2019 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by EvanB (Post 6114312)
Does Rufus share some of the driving? Actually, he looks more like the boss, you're just the driver. If and when I come back, I wouldn't mind being one of your cats. Although I'd rather be one of my dogs. They don't drive, either.

The two ladies at the office of RV park where we are staying just gushed over Rufus looking out the driver's window in the motorhome. He likes to look around, especially if he can see his person (me). :)

Unlike Toonces (the driving cat), Rufus does not drive. He does keep an eye on the GPS to see where we are and where we're going. ;)


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