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The Trek To Denver

Oakley, Kansas... dinner is in sight

Oakley, Kansas... dinner is in sight

Yesterday’s ‘day off’ was a thirteen and a half hour drive form Dallas to Denver. We drove north to I-70 and then west and the good news was that we had to pass by Oakley, Kansas home of the world’s largest prairie dog, and the Colonial Steakhouse where a Kansas City strip steak that would have cost a hundred and fifty bucks in New York cost twenty two dollars. That’s what I’m talking about… and it’s right off I-70. Yeah…

The Colonial... good times!

The Colonial... good times!

This was sort of the halfway point on the way to Denver… before we knew it… the 105 degree temperature had given way to a mere 92 and the hotel rooms were air conditioned. Tonight we are at the Oriental Theater in Denver… and hopefully it will be air conditioned too.

This is what I'm talking about...

This is what I'm talking about...

Onward…

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  1. JB
    July 20th, 2012 at 12:24 | #1

    Gonna be a 100 degrees in the Mile Hi today. Really frickin Hot Tuna!

  2. July 20th, 2012 at 12:58 | #2

    It was honor and a privledge in Dallas to be able to join
    You on stage for the story telling session and I wanted you to know how cool
    That was for me.
    And I am so glad you said you loved ” A Serious Man” because
    I was dying to do my Rabbi Marshak interpretation.

    Thanks again
    Eric Schwartz
    Lone star dead radio
    Dallas tx

  3. David Sholts
    July 20th, 2012 at 12:59 | #3

    Hot Tuna seems to be bring the hot weather this way, forecast is for 97 today. Have a great show tonight, it’s a sad day in Denver , but a Hot Tuna appearance can’t help but lift everyone’s spirits.

  4. Richard Cowles
    July 20th, 2012 at 13:55 | #4

    Glad you got a good deal on the beef,and a.c. too.Lots going on out that way I suppose.Safe journey and remember theres no place like home…Yeah…Thats what Im talking about.

  5. mikie
    July 20th, 2012 at 20:00 | #5

    Please pass on our sympathies from the folks back here in Ohia, OK? m

  6. Angelo
    July 20th, 2012 at 23:20 | #6

    After tonite’s show only 45 more shows to go, And another 30,000 miles on the clock. Then I guess you start over again. I love the fact that the group I enjoy most to see live “HOT TUNA” is never more than an hour drive’s away and 4or5 month’s down the road. But gee’s Jorma your running flatout in top gear don’t you think it’s time to drop a gear and downshift. Please don’t get me wrong I love it that you and the boys are out there playing the music you love and that myself and countless others love as well. I hope you don’t think I’m speaking outt’a turn and I’m very sorry if you do, But I guess all I’m saying is “I am now, and I will always be part of the HOT TUNA family” and I hope one day you will have time to smell the rose’s.

  7. Rob
    July 21st, 2012 at 10:39 | #7

    Angelo, you should visit Ohio and Fir Peace Ranch and see Jorma’s roses, you’ll see not only is he smelling them, he’s growing them and sharing them. @Angelo

  8. T. Newman
    July 23rd, 2012 at 17:22 | #8

    Am so grateful to have been so lucky to catch yall live in Big D at the Kessler.
    Absolutely awesome performance.

    Thanks and please come back soon!