Yesterday's show in Washington was a late afternoon show. By the time we got loaded up and on the road, we still faced a drive of more than 170 miles before we reached our stopping point for the night. After a few hours sleep, we were on the road again heading to Pendleton, Oregon which was still more than 100 miles away.
We like to arrive at least 2 hours before show time to begin our load-in. Our show is not a "Suitcase-o-tricks" sized show- we have a 17 foot trailer loaded to the gills with several thousand pounds of equipment. It takes us a bit of time just to unload all the road cases from the trailer and get them inside the venue. Today, however, went very quickly because there was a guy at the church who was PHENOMENAL at grabbing something heavy and bringing it inside before you knew it (thanks again Todd)!
The Pastor at the church, Marc, is actually a magician himself- and a very good one. He's a great guy and made us feel very welcome.
After the show, we hit the road again and drove 200 miles to arrive at our hotel in Idaho for the night. We stopped for dinner and that's when we decided to clean out the floorboard of the Jeep... now, we've seriously made an effort to keep the vehicle clutter-free. But when you've got six people who effectively live out of this space for any length of time, the garbage builds up rather quickly. Would you believe that all this came out of just the passenger floorboard?