Continued from Hartford, CT.
We got to make a stop in Boston, Lexington and Cambridge, MA for two days! We enjoyed a nice stroll along the Charles with friends, Alex and Matt, and afterward enjoyed some time in downtown Boston.
We got a little break to spend some time with family in NJ. Turns out, they got 6″ of snow the evening we stayed with them. Uncle Tim is going to town on his sidewalk. They’re so much better at clearing roads and sidewalks than we are in the south.
Sweet as Honey (through the eyes of Barry):
1. Delightful vegetarian fare and a great show at Rosendale Cafe, with wonderful hosts Mark and Susan.
2. Catching up with old friends Ernest and Gaelle in New Haven, and seeing their lovely kids.
3. Playing the same room (Caffe Lena) as Bob Dylan did some 50 years ago.
4. Working up new Dewdrops’ tunes while on the road, including a Beatles’ number.
5. Kagey and I grooving on “When The Saints Go Marching In” with 12-year-old Alex Barney on sax.
6. A Brooklyn boy’s rendition of “Hit Parade of Love” by Nick at The Firebox.
7. Clam pizza in New Haven; killer carrot cake in Binghamton; doughnuts “as big as your face” in Brooklyn.
8. Playing twin mandolins with Kagey on “Girl I Left Behind”, then twin mandolins with Laura on the same.
9. Phil, Marcia, Ben, Ruthie, Tim, Laura, Ken, Karyn Anne, and Rachel: gracious beyond gracious.
10. Mandolin Brothers in Staten Island and The Music Emporium in Lexington, MA (hide your credit card).
11. Crafting wonderful music for six straight nights, and nine out of ten, and spending 250+ hours consecutively with two very dear friends — I’d do it all over again.
*Dear Barry, we’d love to do it again. When are you free?- L&K