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Back To Wiesbaden...Album Party...Freedom Sings USA


Friday April 19, 2024

Friday morning and I’m back in Wiesbaden.



Our family made the trip back from St. Gilgen, Austria to Wiesbaden Germany. We had a final farewell breakfast lunch with a view before we reluctantly left condo unit my wife Kathy found on Airbnb. Nobody wanted to leave that view of the alps.


Just incredible scenery in Austria everywhere we went. And it turns out that St. Gilgen, the little mountain town we stayed in was used for several scenes in the Sound of Music movie. You can see why.


On the way home we got all of Germany’s spring weather. Ice, snow, rain, and sun…back and forth it went all the way to Germany.


One minute you would see snow clinging to the roofs, the next not so much.


The countryside in Germany is dotted with a lot of church steeples.


But it’s also dotted with these poles that you see below. None of us had a clue what they were used for but we all guessed it had to do with some kind of plant being grown that crawls up those poles. Turns out they use them for hops…for beer. Duh. We’re in Germany!


And as we drove past Frankford you could not help but notice this building. It looks like a cruise ship in the middle of the road. A gigantic cruise ship. There’s a Hilton Hotel housed in this building and several other businesses as well.


We got back safely to Wiesbaden and had dinner at a favorite Thai place that our kids love. I’m not a big Asian food guy, but it was really good. We’ve got one more week to go before flying home and we’re making tomorrow up.



I did hate missing the album premier party last night in Nashville of “Talk of the Town”…the new release from Darin and Brooke Aldridge



The world famous Station Inn was packed last night with friends that included Lauren Mascitti and Kristen Leigh Bearfield who are pictured here with Brooke Aldridge.


Darin and Brooke got Lauren up to sing harmony on our song “Where You’ll Find Me” which is on this great new album. Just click HERE to listen to this new mountain song we wrote.


Congratulations to all my musical friends involved with this great new album!




Yesterday I was e-mailed the song I wrote with and about veteran nurse Rachel Blankenship for Freedom Sings USA. My friends Jenny Tolman and her producer husband Dave Brainard sang the vocals on the song “I Learned To Laugh” (So I Can Cope). It could not have turned out better. Can’t wait to share Rachel’s song with everyone soon as an entire album will be released of 10 songs all written about our veteran nurses. 





Researchers are claiming that “one-and-done” vaccines for the flu and COVID-19 could prove more effective and easier to craft than current jabs.


The WHO is warning that the growing spread of bird flu to humans is and ‘enormous concern’.


A new study says that exercise changes the brain in a way that helps heart health, especially for people with depression.




I’m not sure Senior Citizens want this.



To my friend Judd Williams down in Pensacola who sent me a picture of this T-Shirt. Now I’m just trying to figure a way to get Amazon to get it to me here in Germany.



Tennessee Man Tries To Rob Gas Station With 5-Foot Long Snake After Two Failed Attempts. Well, carry and conceal is legal in the Rocky Top state y’all.



We’re making it up today. Staying close to Wiesbaden.


Things I’ve found out about Germany so far?


Gas is expensive. 8 bucks a gallon. They have traffic jams here too. You need to keep some Euro coins on you because you constantly pay to go to the bathroom.  There are lots of tunnels and roundabouts. And grape weed looks pretty in the fields but it’s a pollen carrying son of a gun. Don't ask me how I nose.



We’re planning on a trip to see Europa…and amazing theme park here that many compare to Disney World. Looks like Epcot don't it?



 Have a great weekend.







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