Scott Kirby, Concert II..

Tuesday night my DW and I went to the Tuckahoe Inn to see Scott Kirby perform. Scott is one of our favorite musicians. He is a part owner in the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon in Key West. Scott seems to winter in Key West and spend the summer driving around the United States performing. The last couple of years we got to see Scott each time he was at the Tuckahoe Inn. This year was a treat since he performed there twice in one summer.

The Tuckahoe Inn is in Beasley’s Point, NJ. They are not far from Exit 25 on the Garden State Parkway. Here is a link to the pictures that I took that night of Scott and Lew London. I also shot some video which I uploaded to You Tube. That video can be found here (Scott Kirby and Lew London at the Tuckahoe Inn).

Enjoy the pictures and stop in and see Scott if you find yourself in Key West this winter. We surely will.






Summer time is garden time..

Tomatoes and cucumbers are the main crop again this summer. We had two yellow squash and then some insect that boars into the stem killed the squash plants. They also killed two of the pumpkin plants. The melon plants, no fruit so far again this year.  They never seem to produce in my yard.  The tomatoes have been ground up and frozen for the most part. The cucumbers have been pickled, eaten raw and given away.  I need to go out and pick tomatoes again tonight or tomorrow. There are lots of red “things” mixed in with the green leaves in the garden.

Other summer happenings include my DW and I going to the Tuckahoe Inn in Beasley’s Point, NJ to see Scott Kirby play. Scott is one of our favorites. We try to catch his shows when he is on the road in the summer time. During the winter he can be found at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon in Key West, Florida.  Here is a link to the pictures I shot last night. I also shot a video of one of the songs and posted that song on You Tube.  We had great time even getting up to dance to two songs. We probably would have danced more, but I was concerned about leaving my camera at the table unattended. He will be back in New Jersey in August.  We are already planning on going to that show.

DS1 continues to work. He has found some friends that he is supposed to be moving into an apartment with in mid September. The apartment is closer to his current job and closer to Philadelphia (should he be looking to change jobs).  DS2 has returned from his week’s vacation in North Carolina with his girl friend’s family. He had a good time and learned how challenging a ten-year old child can be. DS3 is continuing to work in the landscaping business this summer. The  two college boys are looking forward to returning to school (and getting out of the house..).

Saturday we are planning to go to Annapolis for the day to see the Chesapeake Bayhawks  professional lacrosse game.  There is too much going on to stay the night (and the extra cost).

Here are a few pictures from the last week.  Enjoy, and thanks for reading!


Dancing was allowed..

We went to the Tuckahoe Inn this evening to see Scott Kirby and Dave Edminsten play.  What a magical night!  We left Manahawkin for the 40 mile drive south and it was raining here and had rained off and on (flash flood warnings, raining), all afternoon. By the time we got down to Beasly’s Point (location of the Tuckahoe Inn), the road was dry as were the picnic tables.  In this video you can see the band performing and a shot of the crowd and the patio where the concert took place.

We had a table to ourselves for most of the evening.  Towards 9 pm another couple asked if they could sit with us since all the other tables were full. We said sure, and met some new people.  Turns out the husband is a nurse. The wife, I’m not sure. The husband also works beach patrol EMT in the summer time. He had a few interesting stories to tell. 

We, my DW and I got up and danced to quite a few songs. The “dance floor” was a concrete patio that was slightly sloped towards the water. I guess for better drainage or, the concrete settled over the years. Either way, when we danced, she was closer to my height when I was downhill and she danced on her toes when she was downhill. It was a funny (to me at least). Maybe we should have dance laterally with me downhill the entire time..

The food was decent bar food, the table service was not rushed. I guess they figured that we got our table early were going to stay until 10 pm when the show was over. Why rush?  In this HD video, hosted on You Tube, you can see more of the band, the crowd and Great Egg Harbor.

Kids, they all worked today. My DW worked a full day. I worked from home and went to see the orthopedic surgeon with my MRI films. He looked at the films and told me that I had a tear of the muscle in my calf. I should not run or play lacrosse for a few weeks. That the injury could take up to 8 weeks to heal and.. the longer I stay off it (re:lacrosse), the shorter the time to getting my leg back to 100 %.  Hmmm.  Then he sends me an invitation to do a 12 mile Tough Mudder with him and some other men our age on June 1, 2013.

Tonight’s picture is from the show. Enjoy!



One day off from the A/C..

The weather here in New Jersey was pleasant today. The humidity was decent and the temperatures got into the mid 80’s. We turned the a/c off this morning after what seems like a two-week straight run of hazy, hot and humid weather. The humid stuff is forecast to return tomorrow.  DS1 brought home the work truck tonight. I posted the picture of this truck last week. I will include it again at the bottom. He parked the truck in the driveway since the town does not allow overnight truck parking on the street. It is pretty comical to see this huge truck in the driveway with… farmer plates. I did not know that the State of NJ issued Farmer Plates. They must, there are a set on the truck in the driveway. He drove the truck home since he was making a delivery to a local landscaper.

Ds2 is working the closing shift tonight. He is counting the days to returning to school. DS3 worked the day shift at the B & B Department store today. He said work was slow. Tonight he and  his girl friend are at Kelly’s in Barnegat Light for dinner. He asked about the restaurant I told him “the food is ok, the prices are ok, the table service is slow. And, you will probably have to wait for a table” He said that was just fine. I guess waiting with your honey is a good thing. 

My DW worked a full day then had to go back for three more hours. This is her call week. I was busy today. Tomorrow I am working from home because I have a doctor’s appointment in the morning about my calf. It still hurts. Not that I am complaining (maybe a little), just every now and then it hurts a little bit more. 

I got caught up on my Falling Skies episodes tonight. I missed two weeks during the Olympics. Not that I watched the Olympics, I just missed watching my show. I don’t watch much tv during the summer.  Dinner tonight was a COSTCO chicken.  I was cooking tonight and had not defrosted anything this morning. The COSTCO is 5 minutes away.  Easy in and out. The best part, the only thing I bought was the chicken. I resisted the urge to buy the jumbo bag, box of something to help fill my cart.

Tomorrow night, all things being equal, we are going to the Tuckahoe Inn to see Scott Kirby.  I may miss posting due to having too much fun! (I hope)

Tonight’s picture is of the truck that is in my driveway. Enjoy!