19 June, 2009

A little excitment

We have been having some severe weather for the past few days here in the upper Midwest of the US. A couple of evenings ago, we were under a tornado warning in Rochester for quite a few hours. And 35 miles to the south of us a tornado struck the town Austin (famous for being the home of Spam canned meats!). It did considerable damage, but fortunately there was not loss of life. Here are some photos of the damage that were in the newspaper.

The other excitement was the Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton concert that Dennis and I went to in St. Paul last night. That was a fantastic experience. They played together for the entire concert except for a “solo” that each did. Steve’s voice is still super and their guitar skills remain a site to behold and a sound to savor. Our seats were in the stratosphere; we were in the absolute highest row, right up there with the hockey banners. Here are a couple of photos I took with my cell phone that give you an idea of how high we were. The good thing for us was that they had 2 massive rear projection screens so we could actually see what was happening. These and a couple of other cell phone photos can be seen on my Picasa album page: http://picasaweb.google.com/lulalaney/WinwoodClaptonInConcert#


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  2. Hi Wilma.
    Do you actually live in Rochester, because I live in a small village just a few miles from Rochester in Kent.

  3. Ken,

    a different Rochester. This one is in Minnesota USA. It is a small city of about 90,000 people surrounded by farming country. Lovely in the summer, dreadfully cold in the winter.


  4. Hi Wilma.
    Sorry, I didn't express myself properly. Yes I did think you was in the U.S. I just wondered about the names being the same, albeit in different countries. Sorry about the mix up.

  5. Ken,

    My mistake -- I should have realized what you meant since you pointed out that your Rochester is in Kent.



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