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Del Sol Pool Area & Golf Course Where the NCAA Championship Women’s Team Play   Leave a comment

DEL Sol Pool Area & Golf Course-1845 blogDel Sol Pool Area & Golf Course (Home of the 2018 U of A Women’s Championship Team)– Image by kenne

We will be there tomorrow to see the the Isley Brothers & Commodores at the AVA Amphitheater. — kenne

 

Flashback — Relaxing at Casino Del Sol Resort, November 2011 (One Photo)   Leave a comment

Relaxing at Del Sol Nov 30 2011 blogFlashback — Joy Relaxing at Casino Del Sol Resort Grand Opening, November 2011 — Image by kenne

We will be at the resort tonight to see Lynyrd Skynyrd and stay overnightso Joy can gamble to her heart’s delight — a little break at the Sol of Tucson.

— kenne

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Simple Man (1973)

The Arches Of Del Sol   5 comments

Del Sol B-W (1 of 1) blogThe Arches of Del Sol — Image by kenne

Aging is an arch

Reflecting experience

Upon which to build.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — After Hours   1 comment

Del Sol - Oasis Bar (1 of 1)-2 blogAfter Hours at the Oasis Bar — Image by kenne

after hours

at the

Oasis Bar

finishing 

my drink

near 

flames

warming

the 

desert night

as the

spirit

wanes

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Nighttime At Casino Del Sol   Leave a comment

Del Sol (1 of 1)-4_blog framedNighttime at Casino Del Sol — Image by kenne

the pool area shining in the darkness,
I feel the pulse of the night
bouncing off the light
a juxtaposition different
for those in the water
nor as chilly 
as the night air

I ponder the sadness
of those losing money
always to the house
so I sit by the pool 
winning with money 
still in my pocket
meditating in the moment

— kenne

 

A Passion Long Forgotten   Leave a comment

Del Sol (1 of 1)-2_edit blogSewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol Resort — Image by kenne 

balls falling in cups

a passion long forgotten

a poet is sighing

a leisure man’s sport

 riding carts and hitting balls

a poet is sighing

— kenne

Desert Rains Rain On Our Concert Dreams   2 comments

Jeff Beck (1 of 1)-4 blogRain Clouds Moving In Before Opening Act, Tyler Bryant — Image by kenne

When you live in the desert, you will take the rain any time you can get, even if it comes during the Jeff Beck/ZZ Top concert at Casino Del Sol AVA Amphitheater — well, maybe not any time. Having not seen these legionary entertainers, we were looking forward to their current tour stop in Tucson. The 5,000 capacity amphitheater is a great venue, about a third the size of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas, where we have experienced many an evening on the lawn.

Energetic Tyler Bryant did an acoustic set, warming-up the audience for Jeff Beck as the clouds move closer over the mountains surrounding the Casino Del Sol area. “If you are really good, somebody’s going to notice you” — Tyler is being noticed. Click here to see what I mean.

Jeff Beck (1 of 1) blogComputer Painting from iPhone Image by kenne

After Tyler’s set, things got darker, not just because it was well after sunset, but because of the dark clouds overhead, with occasional lightning in the distance. By the time Jeff Beck came on, we were starting to experience a few drops of rain. It wasn’t long before Joy decided to look for some cover. Other than the covered part of the amphitheater, the only real cover was in the restrooms. 

The amount of rain lowly increased through Jeff Beck’s set. I now had the blanket we had for setting on the lawn, over my head. The music was great, but the rain was beginning to be a distraction. Since the rain had become pretty heavy, I decided to look for Joy, figuring she would be somewhere near the restrooms. Not seeing her, I stood with many near the stage-right entrance to the pavilion with the blanket over my head. Soon, I spotted Joy as I raised my arms forming a tent cover for the two of us.

Beck (1 of 1) art blogComputer Painting from iPhone Image by kenne

The rain continued through Jeff Beck’s set and after a while the blanket was wet, so too were we — mockery of the rain gods! Even given the rain, I enjoyed his set, which included some of the musicians that regular play with him. One that stands out is the young, petit bass player from Australia,Tal Wilkenfeld. Click here to watch a super video of her November 2007 gig with Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London.

After the set, we left the AVA heading to our hotel room to dry off. Since it continued to rain, we decided to go to dinner, after which Joy went to the casino and I found a bench in a covered archway outside the hotel — there I was able to listen to ZZ Top and ponder another of life’s ironies.

It is the monsoon season.

kenne 

Jeff Beck (1 of 1)-3 blogComputer Painting from iPhone Image by kenne

 

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