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I had to take a break from most of my online chatting, aside from an occasional drive by on Facebook, because well, life, including new boyfriend.  Well I got him last November but he has been keeping me busy.  

I've been playing a ton of music though.  Two regular jams a week and a third every other week.  I have learned soooo much from them!  Once a year our university brings in a ton of all kinds of artist for the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.  I got sponsored for three classes.  Advanced Celtic Fiddle, American Roots Ensemble, and Improvising.  I'm on the second class and having so much fun.  The first two classes are only an hour a day for a week and the third is just a two hour class but I am so looking forward to that improve class. 

Boyfriend used to play guitar and I got him a couple of lessons for his birthday so he has started playing again.  It's great fun to do together.  On the third we leave for a week long canoe trip down the Yukon River (think Mississippi of the north huge river).  My fiddle has taken the trip twice now but this time we have to find a way to fit his guitar in.  I'm thinking of putting it in some garbage bags and making it a burrito within a tarp.  It's wonderful to play music in the wilderness.  

In Sept/Oct it will be 7 years since I started playing.  Keep going my friends.  It's worth it.  

 

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Hi, nice to see you here again 🙂 

If your boyfriend's guitar is nice, or sentimental at all, maybe some cheap guitar just for the trip would be a good idea? Still protect it, but if something happened to it, not a big heartbreak? That's why I have my "outdoor" fiddle, though I do rather like it, I wouldn't be heartbroken if it got damaged. 

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Good idea but it's not real good or sentimental.  He bought it from a pawn shop a couple of years ago to try to rekindle his music but then sat it in a corner... Dry bags of that size are super expensive.  As long as we don't capsize, wrapping it in a tarp will keep it dry.  It's just a weird sized object to place in the canoe.  It wont "tuck in" at all.  

 

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August 9, 2018 - 8:28 pm
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Enjoy your trip Georganne. It was nice reading about your festivals and jams and new boyfriend as well. 🙂

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👋 .Looks like your all set for a midnight adventure .have fun. Hope to be up your way in a few years . 

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