By September we were down to Elkhart, Indiana where we again performed for the Gypsy Journal at their eastern gathering....for those of you who are not familiar with Nick and Miss Terry and their rallies, we heartily encourage you to check them out. www.gypsyjournalrv.com. You'll have a great time and learn a lot!
We'll spare you the "graphic images."
made our way to the Escapee's 50th Escapade held in Goshen, where we
had the honor of playing right after opening ceremonies. Although there
were some sound issues, we had audience that thoroughly enjoyed what we
did. 800 coaches and about 2,000 folks. Learn more about this wonderful RV
club and our extended RV family at www.escapees.com.
last big gig up north was our first "black tie" event, the Knights of Columbus Provincial Dinner in Royal Oak, Michigan, a beautiful affair with all
the pomp and circumstance the Knights are known for and a fantabulous
dinner which we followed.
Then it was back down across
Indiana to Kansas City, Missouri, and then back to Lubbock, and anther great audience at
the West Texas Bluegrass and Traditional Music Assn. held at the
Hillside Country Club. Again, though we're not bluegrass, they're always very kind to us there.
Again, one of the best perks, in our opinion, of this wierd lifestyle is the dining to which we are often treated. At the Hillside CC it's a wonderful make-your-own combo plate at the all-you-can-eat seafood and pasta bar! Yikes! (It's a tough life out here on the road.)
Monday, November 1, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Our down time included a little trip to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands for Whitt's son Justin's fabulous June wedding to the lovely Triona.
But we rallied (grateful to be "ashore" at one of the kids' homes for a while) and sallied forth, rallying and sallying our way through Georgia, and, of course, north to the cool north woods of Michigan.
We love summer in Michigan and the opportunity to spend time with old friends--uh, that is long-time friends! (Heaven knows, all of our friends are young (at heart).
One of our favorite things about Michigan is a neat, growing event called "Bluegrass In The Park" in Atlanta, Michigan, in the beginning of August where we did a full concert next to the beautiful Thunder Bay River and Mosquito Sanctuary. Visit their site at www.bluegrassinthepark.com.
Although we are clearly not bluegrass, folks at Bluegrass in the Park, in Atlanta, Michigan, have been putting up with us for years as their Sunday Morning Gospel Hour before they hit the road.
Ever see Judy play finger cymbals?
This year Doc & Luann Bungard, founders of the fest, held on the banks of the beautiful Thunder Bay River, asked us to do a whole concert on Thursday evening, before the official start of the festival, for RVers and others who arrived early. (They may not make that mistake again!)
Other than the amount of blood everyone had to donate to the Sanctuary, it was a great time. Fortunately, the sudden drop in temperature drove the mosquitoes off (and, unfortunately, folks to their rigs for blankets).
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