Haiku #201 - Kokopelli Goes Home!

Kokopelli desk lamp at hotel! He's home!
in the arid land
of cactus and big sky where
kokopelli plays

I'm home!  Sort of.  Tucson is the closest this tour will go to my hometown, about a 3.5 hour drive.  My sister went to the U of A, and my aunt has lived here for a long time, so I've spent a fair amount of time in this town.  Looking forward to seeing family and visiting some favorite Tucson haunts!

Haiku #198 - Kokopelli Goes to San Francisco

on a perfect day
we'll get in a car and drive
to San Francisco

Kurt, Cherie, Clarkie, and I covered a lot of ground on our day trip - Lombard St., the Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli factory, Chinatown (dim sum for lunch!), Golden Gate Bridge, and the Castro.  The weather was perfect!  A nice outing heading into a five-show weekend - two more days in San Jose, then Tucson next week!

Haiku #187 - Kokopelli Goes to Seattle

caught the Space Needle
and Kokopelli in a
drive-by photograph

I got to see my best friend last night in Seattle, and also a high school friend I hadn't seen in over a decade!  We had a drink and apps at an awesome happy hour in Queen Anne.  My first time to Seattle, just a quick overnight.  I hope to go back soon!  We're in Washington state this week - Yakima, Olympia and Spokane.

Haiku #6 - Kokopelli Goes to Band Practice

G.C. and Al - bass & drum!

Playing in the band:
Andrew, Al, Jonathan, Jim
G.C., Kat and Kurt

(not pictured: Jonathan, Andrew - trumpet and trombone, respectively. I'll catch them eventually, bwah hah hah hah...)
Jim the flute (and sax and clarinet) player with Kokopelli the flute player
With music director, Kurt and Koko