Tuesday, June 11, 2013

At Large Once More!

Well, we don’t feel right saying “on the road again” due to copyright and triteness issues; but, here we are, sailing down the asphalt and concrete ribbons that make it possible for performers who can’t afford to fly to reach folks for a little fun.

From Owosso, we journeyed to Lansing, practically 40 miles away, where we performed for seniors at one of America’s premiere retirement communities and stayed the night.

Yes, it was a silly short trip, but the overnight on a luxurious mattress in air-conditioned comfort was most welcome after a rather trying and tiring two weeks getting ready to go.  We stayed ready to go for five years; then, with Judy’s opportunity to minister at a Christian boarding school, we went “ashore.”  Not all that amusing how difficult it was to gear up again; but, thanks to dear brother Jack, the van is in better shape than it has been for a couple of solar laps.

So, we’re at it again, only this time we’re headed south for the summer!  We anticipate losing some weight—sleep in the van, wring out the mattress in the morning.  (Ewwww!)

After a fine lunch from our hosts, we’ll be wending toward Columbus, Indiana.  Whitt spent the happiest (also the most medically challenged) part of his childhood in the country outside Terre Haute; so he always enjoys seeing Hoosierland. 

We’re committed to staying in touch here, so come back and check in.  We’ll have some photos next time.
Hope to see you out there!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer Late, Summer Early (Sum just show up!)

In typical “Tubhead” fashion we are way overdue with an update.
In our defense (or excuse) this winter zipped by so fast our zipper got caught in a fold of circumstance and by the time we got it loose, we were out of it.  Time, that is.  Seems it’s cut on the bias, who knew?

Judy, having taken a position (as she is prone to do when it’s time for a stand) as Girls Dean at Spring Vale Academy (a Christian boarding school in Michigan) was completely occupied with learning the ropes (no tying up of girls is allowed btw). 
Meanwhile, Whitt worked on getting “The Mighty Creampuff” (that’s our van, not our driver) roadworthy again, among other chores and projects.

We are now just about a week away from lovingly patting the road (we would never hit it!) for June and July and are trying to get our travel legs back under us.  Remind us again: how do you fit the basic accoutrements of life into a van and just forget about everything else and drive away?
After the first week of “Rats! I left that on the counter!” we’ll no doubt settle in nicely, since we traveled for five years straight before
landing here.

Judy loved working with the young ladies at Spring Vale and intends to do it again this coming school year!
Whitt has more than enough to keep him busy and has some exciting new Washtub Two projects he’ll unveil in the fall.

We’re headed to Kansas City, Branson, Hot Springs, Little Rock, and then Nashville to visit our baby daughter. Then we head home through Louisville, Indianapolis, & Ft. Wayne, and finally back to anchor in Michigan.  We’ll try to make regular entries with photos so you can see what we are up to.  Won’t that be exciting?

Don’t forget, we love to hear from you.  Even though we make new friends wherever we go, we still miss the “old” ones and the good times we shared.

Hope to see you out there!