Wednesday, May 26, 2010

An Afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Smith

We left our last week in our hometown with no errands or major chores; the time was purposely kept open to visit our friends and family. We're so glad we did. Yesterday, we spent time with the Smiths.

My gosh, has it been 20 years since we went on our first cruise with Judi and Smitty? Cruising is always a good time; but the first experience at anything is so exciting. And this cruise was the definition of fun with the Smiths. They're always game for that trip into the jungle; and well, you really can't leave Mike and Smitty on their own. We did...twice--one story involved a near death jeep excursion on St. Thomas on a narrow road on a cliff with, of course, an open air bar at the end of the road. The other included a nude beach on Martinque--they seemed to like the French girls....

Our first concert at the "Gorge at George" was with Judi and Smitty. Kenny G flew his own plane into the area with a little wave of the wing and then gave us a great show. Michael Bolton performed that night, too--seriously, he can belt them out. A blanket on the grass, a warm evening and the sunset over the Columbia River cliffs was the perfect backdrop to the stage. That night made us all life-long fans of Kenny.

Our time with the Smiths always involves smooth jazz, so here's the playlist for our afternoon visit.

"An Afternoon with the Smith's" Playlist

I believe a playlist should be about an hour and a half. That is the least amount of time to share a good bottle of wine and have engaging conversation. If needed, you can repeat the list once without getting tired of each song.

Oh, and The Rippingtons are on our must-see concert list. They are phenomenal--so varied in their music. For this playlist, we selected Rippington songs with a touch of the tropics for our cruise memories.

1. Tango/Kenny G
2. Sunland/Marc Antoine
3. Summer Song/Kenny G
4. Smiles and Smiles to Go/Larry Carlton
5. Silhouette/Kenny G
6. Sigh/Praful
7. Sax-o-loco/Kenny G
8. My Favorite Things/Nick Colionne
9. Mediterranean/Marc Antoine
10. Love Child/The Rippingtons
11. Let Go/Kenny G
12. It's Been Too Long/Nick Colionne
13. Island Aphrodisiac/The Rippingtons
14. I'll Be Alright/Kenny G
15. High Flyin'/Nick Colionne
16. Hi-Lo Split/Marc Antoine
17. Caribbean Breeze/The Rippingtons
18. Be Cool/The Rippingtons
19. All In One Night/Kenny G

Three more days before our journey begins. The PC Travel Gnome (see next to me above--wow, are my legs really that white--hopefully that will soon change) is saying ta-ta from Horn Rapids RV soon!

1 comment:

  1. I have been here, Horn Rapids RV Resort is a great place, and usually doesn't fill up on holidays.The most beautiful, remote place in the world.

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