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Lafayette, We Are Here!

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We got off the I-80 Interstate after Rawlins, Wyoming and headed towards the Rockies of Colorado. This was to be a great day of driving filled with stunning scenery of the American West. After a while of back roading we entered the Rocky Mountain National Park.

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The weather just couldn’t have been more perfect and the visual hits just kept on coming.

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WE had crossed several Continental Divides since the beginning of this trip, but what a winner this one was.

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Here I am with Zach… spanning the Continent.

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I mean really, it’s the end of June and look at this snow.

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Driving onward towards Estes Park and Boulder every corner was a new adventure.

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…and another…

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I mean really… how about this?

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Well… all things must transition and before we knew it, we were ‘down’ in Boulder where the temperature was 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

A great dinner and a good night’s sleep and here we are ready for Hot Tuna to play Etown. Dar Williams will be sharing the evening with Nick, Helen and us… so we look forward to some big fun at the Boulder Theater.

AS for now… I think there’s a breakfast waiting for me downstairs.

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  1. carlo pagliano
    June 29th, 2011 at 14:56 | #1

    Apropos, always askin’ Jorma a veiled permit, there’s to report a freshly arrived ezine from Blues Revue and a smashing nonetheless rare interview with Jack Casady, Fresh Tuna from A Forty-Year Vet.
    Blues Wax sittin’ in with Jack Casady.
    The online voice of the Blues. “The World’s weekly Blues Letter”.
    “Steady As She Goes” is our Rock best bet, sweet & strong companion, spiritual charger & advisor in the peaks and straights, our much needed soundtrack of these fleeting instants where we can still fix in a lot of the best of ourselves, “Steady As She Goes” is the one Rock masterpiece of the day, fresh from the fire right on the run!
    In the meantime Lafayette arises, the Reportage is of a breathless joy, one tick after the other and fixed that good to last out.
    Thanks Jorma, it is so a dreamland that I even see the curve of the Planet freaky framed!
    Best skies to You & the Eagles and ZAK!

  2. June 29th, 2011 at 17:44 | #2

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful scenery Jorma. I was at the Fillmore and Kate Wolf, and both were stellar shows. It has been a while since I’ve seen you solo. I thoroughly enjoyed them from start to finish. I really really enjoyed the interaction between you and David and it is pretty amazing how well you guys play together, not doing this very often. Keep on Keeping On!

  3. Joe from DC
    June 29th, 2011 at 18:30 | #3

    Hey Jorma. You drove thru my old stomping grounds. I spent 9 years living in Wyoming, From Rock Springs to Laramie to Casper, and in the Medicine Bow. Used to go snow tubing in the Medicine in July. I have seen it snow every month of the year up that high. Ain’t it gorgeous? Never did hear of Tuna playing in Wyoming… thats a thought. Have you ever visited Yellowstone or Teton? Keep going…

  4. Cyndy Consentino
    June 29th, 2011 at 21:04 | #4

    Awesome pictures, Jorma ! Thank you for sharing.

    p.s Zach is almost as tall as you:)

  5. Richard
    June 29th, 2011 at 21:24 | #5

    Unbelievable Pics…Talk about a father and son outing..And yeah the white stuff and ice out pond is something else..Thanks for posting..

  6. Walt Hetfield
    June 30th, 2011 at 00:23 | #6

    One of the reasons I moved away from Gunnison Colorado. After a winter of sub zero weather that was so cold that we were able to keep a deer carcass in our utility shed and butcher it when we were in the mood for deer meat with no danger to us – temps that regularly dipped to -20 below (one day it was -36F – still a record), when it finally snowed on the Fourth of July I said that’s enough. It’s fun if you’re just passing through though. Zach won’t ever forget this journey.

  7. Paul Greenberg
    July 1st, 2011 at 07:00 | #7

    Glad you enjoyed my backyard. This is why I moved from Binghamton, N.Y. to Estes Park 7 years ago!

  8. chuck
    July 1st, 2011 at 21:18 | #8

    Great photos. I would love to see Jorma take photos up in Montana around Kalispell and on over to Glacier National Park. The second most impressive natural sight that I’ve ever seen is driving on US 2 when Glacier comes in to view. My feelings ran even deeper than when I was out West under clear sky to see the Hale-Bopp comet. Mother Nature, the Airplane and Hot Tuna reach deep in my soul.

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