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From The Far East To Southeast Ohio

February 15th, 2012 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments

Anyone who has traveled to the Orient knows what a long trip it is. It’s long… ’nuff said. We had such a good time over there. We’d like to extend our thanks to our new friends, the Randy Abel Stable who played with us in Beijing… the lovely ladies who held our hands in Beijing and Shanghai. We couldn’t have done it without you. Reggie in Shanghai, Doro in Beijing… all the great folks who welcomed us whose names are slipping me at the moment here at my kitchen table in Ohio. Thanks for your friendship and love… and back attcha!

I’m just gonna throw some pictures at everyone. They don’t do justice to the magic of the trip. The true pictures live in my heart. Anyway, here goes:

Loose In Beijing At The Temple Of Heaven

Loose In Beijing At The Temple Of Heaven

Dancing In Heaven

Dancing In Heaven

Heavenly

Heavenly

Everyone Goes To Heaven

Everyone Goes To Heaven

Heaven And More Heaven

Heaven And More Heaven

Walking On

Walking On

Barry Addresses The People

Barry Addresses The People

The Old Dog Himself

The Old Dog Himself

Three Buddies Abroad

Three Buddies Abroad

Talk About Temples...

Talk About Temples...

Marshal Art

Marshal Art

Peking Duck

Peking Duck

A Man's Gotta Eat

A Man's Gotta Eat

[caption id="attachment_1532" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Desert"]Desert[/caption]
YYT Awaits

YYT Awaits

Inside YYT

Inside YYT

Boo

Boo

Live And In Person

Live And In Person

Towards Old Town

Towards Old Town

Dad Would have Loved This

Dad Would have Loved This

No Photo

No Photo

Old And New

Old And New

Thinking Of Dad And The Old China Hands

Thinking Of Dad And The Old China Hands

Yang And Yin

Yang And Yin

[caption id="attachment_1543" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Back To Antiquity"]Back To Antiquity[/caption]
Phil With Our Translator Tessa

Phil With Our Translator Tessa

[caption id="attachment_1545" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The Old Dogs In Shanghai"]The Old Dogs In Shanghai[/caption]
Howdy

Howdy

Carpomania

Carpomania

From The Bund

From The Bund

Old And New Yangtse

Old And New Yangtse

Myron Greets The World

Myron Greets The World

They All Love To Pose With Myron

They All Love To Pose With Myron

Farewell To The Pagodas

Farewell To The Pagodas

Well… that’s about it for now. That Honey Do list has been growing while I’ve been gone.

Wonderful to travel… Great to be home!

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  1. Cyndy Consentino
    February 15th, 2012 at 13:28 | #1

    Dear Jorma,
    Thanks for all the great pics! I really liked the pic titled”Howdy”
    I am sure you guys really rocked China!

  2. carlo pagliano
    February 15th, 2012 at 13:44 | #2

    Stupendo Pair A Dice Tour in the Orient Jorma!!!

  3. Eaglesteve
    February 15th, 2012 at 14:29 | #3

    Welcome back to the good ole USA Captain.

  4. February 15th, 2012 at 16:03 | #4

    awesome pics. Welcome back!

  5. Johno
    February 15th, 2012 at 17:55 | #5

    Welcome back Jorma. I don’t know if you felt them, but there was a series of earthquakes in Japan and China in the last week. It’s good thing you were only acoustic. I don’t know if you realized that it was New Years Day a couple weeks ago (1/23) and it is the “Year of the Dragon”. Did you get a new tattoo? Thanks for the pic’s they are great. Peking Duck in China – what could better than that! I betcha not gonna order Chinese take-out this weekend. Cyndy, Bake and everyone out there who prayed for Chick, it seems Jack’s brother Chick is comin along, see Jack’s website for the update. Kung Hoy Fat Choy! Happy New Year!

  6. Cyndy Consentino
    February 15th, 2012 at 18:15 | #6

    Johno- thanks for the update on Chick! Really
    Happy to hear that news :)

  7. carlo pagliano
    February 16th, 2012 at 07:15 | #7

    Chick!!! Thanks for the good great news!!!!

  8. Jim Tulgan
    February 16th, 2012 at 09:39 | #8

    Looks like a really cool trip!A different world for sure!

  9. Steve Singer
    February 16th, 2012 at 13:22 | #9

    Liked you Shanghai old & new photo. When I was there in the early 1980s, Shanghai was old & older :)

  10. joe in DC
    February 16th, 2012 at 13:51 | #10

    Good trip… Last time I was in China there were no Starbucks…hah

  11. Mo
    February 16th, 2012 at 22:14 | #11

    I lived in Hong Kong for two years, (’82-84) and I had that “we’re not in Kansas feeling”

  12. carlo pagliano
    February 17th, 2012 at 07:17 | #12

    Three in One.
    The Conjurer pulled a rabbit out of the top hat.
    MAGICIAN

  13. Bake
    February 17th, 2012 at 08:09 | #13

    Johno, like Jorma said prayers definetly won’t hurt, might help. I’m going to check out Jack’s site right now. Thanks for the feedback. Welcome back Jorma!

  14. Bob Kelly
    February 17th, 2012 at 16:35 | #14

    great pics..welcome home. Glad all are doing well.. looked like a special time ..one of those major bucket list check offs Im sure..life is good,, indeed…

  15. paul karp
    February 18th, 2012 at 11:58 | #15

    Great photos! What a great time. I have flown to the far east. BRUTAL!

    Carpomania? an homage no doubt.. :-)

  16. carlo pagliano
    February 18th, 2012 at 16:18 | #16

    ‘What a way to spend the day’ contemplating Jorma’s heavenly Journey to rock China & Japan, focused for us in fifty regal frames, ‘running fantasies’, laughing with the captions, breathing tuned along with that vast expanse of water dipped into that light density: the misty deltaic Yangtse from the Eocene right into the Captain’s operative zone. I don’t wanna look back when all this visual ‘Fun Fair’ of the Soul was yet to come. The White Rabbit, the red Carps, etc., if this new Noah’s ark lacks the laughing donkey, my photo is available.
    Always Thanks Jorma!

  17. Ed W
    February 21st, 2012 at 11:24 | #17

    Nice! Bring it to Bejing!! Maybe Barry knows that patches on old regime clothing stood for rank and influence, ha…good! Hope to see you guys around NYC soon :)

  18. Steve Finkelstein
    March 2nd, 2012 at 12:37 | #18

    Beautiful photos, Jorma.