What was the most recent CD (album) you listened to all the way through, and then said to yourself - "hey - I wanna listen to that again, right now" - ? For me, it's the second CD in vocalist Jacqui Naylor's 2-CD release, "Live East / West" (2005 Ruby Star Records). On the second CD, recorded live at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA. Jacqui performs some sweet originals, especially her love song to San Francisco, "City By the Bay," plus several intriguing covers.
The third day on the Cycling the Erie Canal ride had the trail veer away from the canal waterway. As reported earlier, Parks and Trails New York and the other entities promoting the Canalway Trail would like to close gaps in the trail, so riders, hikers and other people seeking recreation could have a contiguous trail. The ride started in Pittsford, just a few miles off the canal, then headed along the waterway past several working locks. Some communities such as Fairport and Seneca Falls (see pictures) in Tuesday's itinerary have built up waterfront, taking advantage of canal tourism.
Day two of Cycling the Erie Canal offered a cool and dry day for the most part, until some thunderstorms drenched some riders and others' tents and belongings (such as one radio reporter). The ride started in the Village of Medina, which has a historic section of downtown (see pictures in slideshow), including Bent's Opera House, from 1864.