Sunday, July 26, 2009
My daughter Molly who just graduated from high school has been hoping to see the 80's band Night Ranger this summer when they played in Albany,OR. We decided not to disappoint her and go see them. It was a great day and it was a small crowd of a few hundred people and we really enjoyed the concert. I was a big 80's rock fan before I learned to like country, so I was looking forward to hearing them also. Molly has started listening to a lot of 70's and 80's music and the Albany fair concert cost only admission to the fair of $7 each and the concert was free, so we didn't have to pay a fortune to hear a quality rock band. This was Molly's first music concert and Night Ranger was a fantastic group to hear live for her experience. They can still "Rock in a America"!
The other cool thing about Night Ranger is the drummer is a local boy from the Eugene area so his family were able to be their to hear them.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Last weekend our daughter Karla threw a halter and lead rope for reigns on Elisie and rode around the house and yard. Elisie is such a wonderful Fjord horse and I had to take lots of pictures to show her off. Unfortunately we are having a hard time with paying the bills and so we have her up for sale. I hate to sell her, but she is worth a lot of money and we have no choice but to try and let some horses go to get through tough times. Secretly I hope nobody buys her but if it happens it will be a good thing too. We still have our two young Fjords that in time will be good for riding, but Elisie is one of a kind and I will miss her. Its not many horses that you can let your kid ride with just a halter and lead rope and bareback.
Here is Karla down at our driveway entrance under the Arch. (My favorite picture of our Ranch)
Karla riding into the front yard of our house.
Another close up of Elisie with young Fjord Tallak in the background.
Finally a shot of our son Jeff posing with our little pooch Emily.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
July 3rd was our band's big show at the Saginaw Vineyard. We started playing at 6:00pm and kept it going till 9:00pm. We had a great time and everything went quite well for us. The Saginaw Vineyard is a great place to sit and relax and every friday this summer they will be having live music for free for the public to enjoy. Our band is Annie Rhodes Band and we are looking forward to going back to the vineyard on August 21st and play again. Somewhere between work at the machine shop and working at home taking care of the horses, I have been staying busy performing with the band. It is great fun and its funny that my kids think I'm a famous rock star in our small little town here in Oregon. It least I can say I'm known round the world since I have a blog to post on.