Well, we are based in Cincinnati, Ohio. We left for this leg of the tour in May, and started out on a giant circle around most of the western USA. We performed a bunch of shows in Kansas, Utah, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, and Indiana. That basically drops us right back off in Cincinnati. We've checked in briefly at home (to make sure our house hasn't washed away with all the rain that's hit Cincinnati lately).
We'll only be here for a couple of days, though, because we have to head out for a long trip to Willimantic, Connecticut for our next performance. That leg of the tour takes us down the east coast all the way to Florida, then through Alabama and Tennessee, then Kentucky, and once again back to Cincinnati.
So, our final show for the state of Indiana was last night in Mooresville. These folks were lots of fun! We arrived at Gasburg Baptist Church and were greeted by Pastor Jack. They have a giant stage which meant that we were able to set up all of our curtains and really make the show look right. Here's a look at the packed house!
In a couple of days, we're off to Connecticut! How would this sound to you . . . we've just driven all around the nation, for a month, through 15 states. We're two days away from hitting the road for a 784 mile trip (and that's only to that first show in the east). We won't see home again until just before August.
Would that sound unpleasant? For us, we truly can't wait. We love it. We get to see the country and we get to show the kids so many things that they would never see otherwise! As long as our family is together, we have what matters. Everything else is just "stuff". Even two year old Eli always has fun. Lately he's been asking when we're going to arrive at the hotel in the next city- "Go- our- room"?
Also, I can tell you firsthand that the country really isn't that big. It seems like last night we were in Oregon. That's 2,164 miles from here, but it honestly feels like it's just right next door.
To our friends in Connecticut- we can't wait to return to your beautiful area. See you in a few days!