The Grandest Canyon Of All

The first time I saw the Grand Canyon, I was flying over it at 35,000 feet.  I was coming home from  visiting family in Louisiana when the captain came over the loudspeaker to announce that those of us on the right side of the plane would have a great view of one of America’s finest wonders.  Even from my viewpoint high above the clouds, I could tell that this canyon was spectacular.  Having never had a desire to visit it before, I quickly added the Grand Canyon to my list of must-see American sights.

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My Date With Barry Manilow (And 17,000 Other People)

Happy Independence Day, my fellow Americans!

As I previously mentioned, I made my way out to the Hollywood Bowl for the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular last night with special guest performer Barry Manilow.

Ok, so technically not on the 4th, but it was still a great time and definitely had me feeling patriotic.  And a little starstruck.

Almost immediately after I sat down in the garden box to enjoy some barbecue and wine, I looked up and saw a familiar face in the premier seating area in front of the stage.

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