Monday, June 25, 2012


First...  Happy 3rd Anniversary to our daughter Abbey and
our son-in-law Ben.
  I cannot believe it is three years.
Our trip to France is still fresh in my mind.  It was perfect!
Next... Congratulations to our friends Dave and Joan on their
daughter's wedding this past weekend.
And finally, Happy 90th Birthday to my Mom!

I took some time off... every June friends have
been getting
together for some sort of trip/vacation, and yes, we are still
all friends!
This year 6 of us went to Las Vegas.
We do not gamble (well Linda lost $1.90 in the slots)
but we had a great balance of things to do. 
We all shared a house near the strip which was great.
Nathan Burton Comedy/Magic Show,
Jubliee,  “O”   and  House of Blues Gospel brunch (for Father's Day)
Tours: Red Rock Canyon and Hoover Dam/boat ride
on Lake Meade.   Side trips: Neon Boneyard, Atomic Museum
and a tour of Zappos Company.  Perfect jam packed 4 days.
Linda should be a travel agent, she loves planning trips!
It was HOT... 110 at the Hoover Dam. 
We had a great time and returned just in time to celebrate
my Moms 90th birthday.

Carl, (my younger brother)  Mom and I all sporting
birthday bandannas.  Mom barely ages.

So now that I am rested I started a large painting
that really excites me.  Thanks to my buddy Bruce
who supplied a photo from an area we had been
riding together and I know very well.  Can't wait to
share it with you.
Now I have three big long shows coming up. 
Boston Mills Artfest in Peninsula, OH ~  Berkshires
Art Festival in Great Barrington, MA and then if I am
called off the wait list... Penn State Show.  I will be
burning through some gas the next few weeks.
Packing tomorrow.
Everyone in Ohio please come out to
Boston Mills Artfest
this weekend.

1 comment:

Andy Smith, artist ~ watercolors said...

Hi Andy - what a wonderful photo of you, your Mother and your brother Carl. Interesting that Carl is younger but has the gray hair. The photo of you and Linda in Vegas is a great one of the two of you.

Hope these next three shows have great weather and the attendees are in a buying mood.