Wednesday, August 31, 2011


John and I went to Bend last week to see A Prairie Home Companion in concert. It was great fun. Garrison Keillor is much more ribald in concert than on the radio.  The weather was perfect. We had lawn seats and went with friends who we stayed with. Bend is one of my favorite "big" towns. The setting is spectacular against the Cascades mountains with the Three Sisters volcanoes prominent in the background. The Deschutes river runs through it and tubing is a fun summer sport.  We did some shopping as usual, stayed over and came back the next day. The photo of John and our friend, Terri, has a back drop of the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District of Bend. We are on our way to the concert, low profile chairs in hand. The stage shot is GK singing a duet with the All Star Shoe Band accompanying. Then he walked around in the crowd, up and down rows singing. We heard is he going to retire soon. The last photo is of him singing with Fred Newman, who is the one who does all the sound effects for the show. He is something else and has a great singing voice, too.

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