I know I sound as though I say that about a lot of the states we've visited, but seriously, this was an amazing place!
Before we left home for this journey, I built a shelving unit in the nose of the trailer. One of the shelves is devoted to food that we can eat on the road, such as individual applesauce cups, granola bars, microwave popcorn, Mac-N-Cheese, etc. Well, that sounded like a good idea. The reality, though, is that by the time we're due for lunch or dinner on any given day, we're usually in a hurry to get where we need to be, or it's very late after a show. So, with the exception of the small items, the food in the trailer has been largely untouched.
That's why this morning, before leaving the hotel, it was nice that we were able to get some milk and enjoy some of the breakfast food that's been riding around on that shelf since the beginning. As we were heading out, Lydia didn't want the rest of the milk to go to waste:
The show tonight was at Surrey Hills Baptist Church. Greg and Michelle were awesome to work with! The moment we arrived, there were several volunteers ready to move everything inside. Well, when we opened the back of the trailer, there was a HUGE layer of road dust covering everything- and this is an enclosed trailer! It's amazing how the dust can penetrate spots where even water wouldn't go. Still, it's great to be able to simply roll the cases out one by one and watch as the helpers take them all to the stage area. We have a lot of setup after that, of course, but moving the cases in is one of the heavier jobs.
Surrey Hills has one of the largest stages of anywhere we've been so far. It's also hardwood, which is great- big props roll best on a solid surface! Given the size of the stage, we also had the largest backstage area yet. Here's a common sight backstage:
On the way back to the hotel, we got gas for $1.84- the second best price of the trip! I'm really glad that gas is reasonable this summer.I did pay more than $3.30 in Alaska but that was the exception. In the continental USA, it's been in the low $2 range and often less than $2.
We're staying in Oklahoma at the Comfort Suites. 42 down, 8 to go!