Sunday, August 28, 2005

When Sunnyvale Gets Blue

Day off in Sunnyvale, California. Perfect weather -about 80 degrees all day - but not too much to do within walking distance. El Camino Real Blvd had the most stuff on it, but even that was restaurants and car dealships. Lunch at Wendy's, which appeared to be trying to launch a healthy looking sandwich line. I bought the classic single combo with Diet Coke, even so. I want junk food to taste like junk food.

The Hotel is pretty nice. It's called the Wild Palms Hotel, situated on the corner of Wolfe and El Camino Real. My Fluevogs would feel right at home in the entryway lounge.

Lounge When Facing Carport

They have a comfy outdoor lounge that oddly enough incorporates all of the colors (albeit in varying shades) that we are painting the house.

Wicker and Bamboo

Nice combo of textures, too. I've been reading up on this stuff. Ty would approve.


Rather zen-like candle placement. The candles were lit and the place smelled great...

Facing the pool

A short walk from the front desk to the pool, which is right through the curtained doorways in the back of the above photo.

Open Air Seating

Another view of the same. Jerry and I sat here talking for 30 minutes until we finally got up and went walking. We ended up at a used CD store and I found a ton of things I wanted but I bought only a few: Best Ofs from Billy Squire, Joe Jackson, Cheap Trick and Dave Edmunds, a Tim Carroll CD (I play guitar with him in the Model Prisoners, the backing band for his wife, Elizabeth Cook) , a Crowded House disc and the real find, a Billy Bremner CD called "A Good Week's Work". Bremner is an underrated and too-seldom heard from guitarist best known for his solos on The Pretender's "Back On the Chain Gang" and "My City Was Gone". Brilliant stuff, very cool jangly/twangy roots pop.

Oh, yeah. The gig in Lake Tahoe was prettty good, the scenery excellent and the high point was meeting John Eddie and his fabulous band, featuring legendary rock bassist Kenny Aaronson, drummer Gary Gold, and guitar whiz P.K. Lavengood.


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