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About Amy

Author of The Gratitude Connection: embrace the positive power of thanks

Carl’s Ride Video

Our friend Carl toasts Friends for Phinney in this awesome video. Thank you, Carl, for your support, enthusiasm and friendship. Memories of a lifetime!

Carl is also famous for writing songs: and (to the tune of New York, New York)

Start Spreading the News

New York, New York

Revised lyrics by: Carl Ames

Start sharing the news, they’re making their way
Right to the very heart of it, New York, New York!

Their bones and their butts, are tired and sore
But they won’t stop until they get to Nat Sherman’s cigar store!

They wanna wake up in a city, where they need sleep,
And find they’ve finished this ride, had a great time, made many memories to keep!

These four Phinney Friends, set out from the West,
Crossed deserts and mountains, rode the great plains, each giving their best!

They used lots of butter, plenty of pickles they ate,
Sung silly songs, always keeping their dates!

They want to wake in a bed, that doesn’t creep,
And find they’ve finished this ride, had a great time, made many memories to keep!
These memories we’ve made, will never melt away
We’ll scoop them all up, and remember this day

When they made it there, they made it everywhere,
So here’s to them New York , New York!

The Pickled Butter Ballad

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Carl Ames – extraordinary human and song writer

You’ll remember Carl Ames of Scoop fame at the Copper Triangle. Well, now he’s composed a song for the team, combining the important themes of Chamois Butt’r and pickles,  both favorites of the FFP team.

THE PICKLED BUTTER BALLAD
by Carl Ames

Moooooove on, Moooooove on down the highway,
The sun is up – and we’ve got miles to go!
Butter up and stock the pickles fresh and plenty,
Because without our B&P’s we would be so slow!

The Friends  For Phinney  are  cruisin across this country,
Over half way there, they still have many miles to go!
Keep the butter and the pickles  fresh and plenty,
Because without our B&P’s we would be so slow!

We’ve got to make Red Oak by this evening,
Then Osceola and Ottumwa are next to go,
Keep the butter and the pickles fresh and plenty,
Because without our B&Ps, we would be so slow!

We will end this ride in Good ole New York City,
Times Square will be the place we want to go.
Keep the butter and the pickles fresh and plenty,
Because without our B&P’s we would be so slow!