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Father’s Day At The Beach

The view from the porch

The view from the porch

So the girls were up in Saco, Maine. What a coincidence. The boys and I were on our way to Waterville, Maine for the gig at the Waterville Opera House, which is tonight. Anyway. Surprise for Dad. I got a Father’s Day call from my son Zach when he took a break from his Sunday gig at the restaurant, and then we pulled off the road in Saco where Vanessa picked me up and took me to the beach house where a gaggle of relatives… kids and all, pulled up.

Light that fire...

Light that fire...

We got the fire going and before you know it, it was smors time.

Don't burn that marshmallow

Don't burn that marshmallow

After a yummy barbeque, we settled into smors and corny jokes.

Monday morning... heading to the beach

Monday morning... heading to the beach

After a restful sleep, it was up early and down to the beach to catch low tide and look for some clams.

How perfect does it have to be?

How perfect does it have to be?

Last year when we were here, it was chilly and overcast. This morning just couldn’t have been better. No clams though…

Izze sees a clam bubble... where's the clam?

Izze sees a clam bubble... where's the clam?

Yeah, we walked for an hour or so… joined by Vanessa’s sundry family who lives up here. What a morning!

Yeah... youth at the beach

Yeah... youth at the beach

Well… it just doesn’t get much better than this. The kids are at the beach… I’m updating my blog and in a bit Vanessa is going to drive me to Waterville to rejoin the circus.

Very good times!

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  1. Bill Van Iden
    June 16th, 2014 at 11:04 | #1

    Great Father’s day!

  2. June 16th, 2014 at 11:35 | #2

    Jorma
    Looks like you had an awesome Fathers Day!
    I did also!
    I went to SPAC!
    When are you coming to Saratoga?:)
    See you in Albany at the Egg later this year!

  3. Brett
    June 16th, 2014 at 14:27 | #3

    No..it does NOT get much better than that….

    I got to hang with 4 out of 5 of my kids yesterday, plus the 2 grandkids…….the wee-est one (he’s 2) kept wanting to go downstairs to my music room to “play Poppy’s guitar”…How COULD I say no??…..small fingers, but a BIG sound

    GOOD times indeed

    Happy pickin’ tonight Jorma

  4. Michael Puder-Ramirez
    June 16th, 2014 at 18:17 | #4

    Jorma: Don’t know if you’ll get a chance to read this or not. Just wanted to thank you for all the years of great music. My time is near now and just wanted to reach out and say thanks. Few groups have brought me such joy as Jefferson Airplane in my two days at Woodstock. Be well sir. Rich blessings.