"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

An Even Dozen

Our 12th collage representing the year 2010 is up in the den and it looks pretty darn good. It was a great, busy year full of concerts, travel and other hi-jinks. We saw great shows by Train (twice, including meeting them at The Ryman), O/A/R twice, David Gray, Guster, Mumford & Sons, Butch Walker, The Swell Season and Crowded House. We had great trips including our just recently concluded jaunt to Europe, a cruise to the Western Caribbean, a long weekend in New York City, another in Las Vegas, plus smaller road trips through Virginia, a couple times up into Kentucky (including attending races at The Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs) and here in Tennessee. The "hi-jinks" of the year included another visit to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, a hot-air balloon ride over in Franklin and a ttending three different regional beer festivals.
2011 is shaping up to be a strong competitor with shows already scheduled for Drivin' N Cryin', Truth & Salvage Co., Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Dirty Guv'nahs and U2 at the Vandy Stadium. Trips planned already include down to Miami to see the defending national champs, the Duke Blue Devils, play, plus Flogging Molly in concert; a long weekend in Reno and Lake Tahoe; a short cruise to Cozumel and back out of Tampa that will have several musical acts on board, some of whom we have seen before and love (Train, Mat Kearny) and some we like and have been wanting to see (Lifehouse, The Script, Alpha Rev), and a long weekend out on The Outer Banks. Possible 2011 hi-jinks include another visit to Bonnaroo (it's their 10th anniversary this year), the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on our 10th wedding anniversary weekend in May, a national beer festival in Colorado this fall, plus who knows what else!!

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