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Jack Graduates Cum Laude from NYU

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NY is always a blast to visit, but this trip was the most special NY run ever!  We are proud of our #1 son.

It was a super hot day to be in the direct sun at Yankee Stadium.  Fortunately, w all survived.

 

 

A second ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences was held at Radio City the next day.

 

 

Sailing in New York City

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Sailing was just what the doctor ordered on a sweltering day in the city (90 degrees in mid May!). Gorgeous and fun. Amy captained the boat under sail as we cruised up the Hudson.

 

Jack took the helm at the top of the ride.

 

 

 

Champagne!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain Barley at the helm.

 

 

 

 

No fun was had!  No fun at all.

 

 

 

 

Robyn in Crablandia

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Here’s looking at you Robyn.

 

Yes, you.

 

Psychedelically speaking, that is.

 

 

The show was held in Annapolis at the Ram’s Head with a capacity crowd on a Saturday afternoon. The time feel in the venue is set to “Vegas.” Could be most anytime but definitely night time, even at 1:00pm. The food does not suck even though the ditzy waitresses are way too loud.

Robyn played a handful of the songs on the great new self-titled record. Buy it for yourself.

 

 

 

 

And some old favorites that the crowd adored.

 

 

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By far the most amusing and entertaining part of the show was the “free part,” that being the part with the banter. We had to pay for the music part. Worth every post-Brexit penny.

 

 

 

Did I already say Robyn played some of the songs on the great new self-titled record? Well he did.

 

Then there was this.

 

 

Trickster plays covers in new shirt.

Catch the tour if you can.

Hiking Sgurr an Airgid

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Sometimes when you are in Scotland you need to hike up 2700 feet to see what you can see.

And here is how you get there.

2700 feet from sea level in 5 hours. Shew.

For more about our trip to Scotland, see the pictures from our visit to the ancestral castle Eilean Donan. And if you stay in Kintail, stay at the Kintail Lodge.

Stuttgart Art

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Turns out that the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart is an amazing place. Just a bit off the beaten path and by the big giant construction hole, the museum has a vast collection of great stuff.

By far the highlight of this visit was the special installation of Manifesto by Julian Rosefeldt. I am not a big fan of video art installations, but this one grabbed me by the attention and did not let go. Go see it if you can.

The official trailer here does not do it justice at all

But that’s not all. The museum has an extensive collection of great stuff from obscure things that you wish you had seen before to things you’ve seen 100 times but not in real life yet.

Here is my set of things to remember seeing.

So, just go visit. You owe yourself that.

Rock and Roll NYE 2016

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This year it was Rock and Roll with zero guidance. Here’s what ensued!

Driveway Ready to Rock

Driveway Ready to Rock

Sheik Yerbouti

Sheik Yerbouti

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Still determining what to do about the Zappa facial hair.

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Roadie Bearing Bubbly

Roadie Bearing Bubbly

And Duct Tape (of course)

And Duct Tape (of course)

Some costumes took a little bit of explaining

Some costumes took a little bit of explaining

Steven Tyler in the House

Steven Tyler in the House

Multi-generational lip sync!

Multi-generational lip sync!

Oh Yeah!

Oh Yeah!

Bowie

Bowie

Safety Dance

Safety Dance

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

Janis

Janis

Troubador

Troubador

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Before

Before

During

During

Also During

Also During

After

After

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The Punks

The Punks

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Like, blissed

Like, blissed

Paging Mr Tyler

Paging Mr Tyler

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View from the Console

View from the Console

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Woodshedders

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The Woodshedders at the Barns of Rose Hill, November 19.

The Woodshedders BORH 2016

The Woodshedders BORH 2016

Trunk o Merch

Trunk o Merch

Shoe

Shoe

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Crowd goes wild

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