Coming This Week: May 31st – June 6th

We are coming to the end of the first half of our current tour this year.  Just a few more stops before we take the project down for maintenance.  This week we are in Ronkonkoma, NY (Long Island) and Nashua, NH, which will give me a chance to see my advisor from SNHU.  Next week brings us to the midwest, we will possibly be there for a nice little bit.

 

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

 

Song of the week: Seven Nation Army by The Oak Ridge Boys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnxJ88itCsA

Week in Review: Spent another lovely week in Blacksburg, VA.  We have been part of a symposium that last two years and love the perk of staying at the Inn At Virginia Tech. For the first time in a few months we had a loose weekend and decided to hear up to PA.  We are planning to visit Gettysburg, last time we were there it rained.

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Pre Run the Bar 5K

Pre Run the Bar 5K

Coming This Week: March 22nd – 28th

This week we are back on home turf, so of.  We will be doing shows around Detroit and spending some time in the office.  Lucky for me we are close enough to Illinois that I am going to go home for Easter.  Not home but meet my folks.

 

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

 

Song of the week: St James Infirmary by Cab Calloway

Week in Review: Last week was the first time we have really been able to explore Philadelphia, some of my favorite people are from there.  Thankfully we had a few days off and filled them with some local attractions.  First off we hit the Mutter Museum, if you are a fan of the Travel Channel show Mystery’s at the Museum you will know this one.  The museum is part of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and is an amazing collection of medical specimens.  Sure this place isn’t for everyone, but it is very unique and well curated.  I am a big fan of Victorian Era collections that are now museums, yeah I have a thing for taxidermy. So often these collections are the foundation for much loved museums, I appreciate when a facility gives a nod to those roots, like the Mutter.  We also had time for the National Constitution Center, something that I wish I had been able to experience as a kid.  While it was good, I think it was much more focused on foreigners and students.

Fun Photo of the Week:

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Coming This Week: March 15th – 22nd

Boy oh boy did we enjoy Virginia, we really always do.  It was sad to leave but Philadelphia awaits us.  We rarely make it to this area, mostly stick to Allentown.  After this we are making out way to Detroit for two weeks worth of shows in the North Suburbs.

 

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

 

Song of the week: Stomp and Holler by Hayes Carll

Week in Review: We had a morning off last week in Virginia and decided to take in the Virginia Aquarium.  It was great, we both like regional aquariums.  Usually an interesting mix of history and science.  This one did not disappoint and had some unique exhibits, like a Komodo Dragon.

Fun Photo of the Week:

A little jealous of this guy!!!

A little jealous of this guy!!!

 

Coming This Week: March 8th – 14th

Another week of crap weather!!  Oh well I have high hopes for how Virgina Beach is going to treat us.  And even higher hopes that Philadelphia will welcome us with warm arms before we head to Detroit where I know it will still be cold.  Not sure how much longer I can hold out before buying new coat.

 

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Courtesy of Google Maps

 

Song of the week: I’m Gonna Be by The Proclaimers

Week in Review: I am very fond of Huntsville, AL; for the size it is surprisingly metropolitan.  There is a so much to do and lots of resources we need.  Our visits can be very short but for once we had an extra day we took full advantage by going to the US Space & Rocket Center.  You can bet I’m gonna share photos.

Fun Photo of the Week:

 

Ice Ice Baby

Ice Ice Baby

Coming This Week: March 1st – 7th

We made it safely to North Carolina after a hairy week in Atlanta.  We got to experience “snow” in the south.  Now I could be mean but I get it.  In the midwest they freak over an earthquake, it’s all what you know.  We are in North Carolina and Huntsville this week.  Moving to Virginia Beach before making it New Jersey.

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

Song of the week: Raleigh & Spencer by Pert’ Near Sandstone

Week in Review: Last week I had to lie on my map, we also went to Charleston, SC.  The reason for the lie was to  keep my good friend Austin from knowing we were going to show up at his 40th Birthday Party.  We spent the weekend having some great brews with a group of some of his favorite people.  It was a HOOT!!!  Love that city.

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Coming This Week: February 22nd – 28th

We made is safely to Florida, although with our busy days last week I missed out on my Texas Kolachi!!  So sad.  We hot both Pensacola and Atlanta this week.  Next week is exciting, we have a new city, Morehead City, NC.  There is also an old favorite, Huntsville, AL.  Looking forward to seeing some friends and hopefully finally visiting the NASA museum.  After that we are heading for Virginia.

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Courtesy of Google Maps

Song of the week: Whitey Morgan and the 78’s – Buick City

 

Week in Review: What a crazy week!!! It was the finally week before we launched and while i thought we had three days of work it turned into five.  Oh well.  We got rolling.  The trailer looks amazing and we added a crazy amount of functions.  I am really excited for 2015.  While in Texas we also got to see family.  Had a lovely but quick dinner with the wonderful Bairds.  My buddy Scott from South Texas was also in town and spend the evening having a few beers and telling tales with us.

 

Fun Photo of the Week:

 

Pippi and one of her admirers

Pippi and one of her admirers

Coming This Week: February 15th – 21st

This week we are in Dallas, getting the last pieces ready to launch Rohde & Schwarz for 2015. After Dallas we will be going to Pensacola and Atlanta, followed by Moorhead NC and Huntsville.

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Courtesy of Google Maps

Song of the week: Judy Garland – When You’re Smiling, this selection comes via Becky!!!

Week in Review: It was another amazing weekend for me!! I took a drive over to Cincinnati and got in some lady time with my best girl Becky. We usually get to see her once a year for dinner while on our way somewhere. So spending an entire day together was fantastic. Although there might be a few sales clerks scarred for life, lol.

We had a new “road” experience. While leaving Indianapolis with winds gusting at 26 mph a box spring came off of a pickup next to us. It narrowly missed smashing into our truck (we displace a lot of air) and thankfully flatted onto the road before hitting a car. We were the only ones to stop so I can only think that the cars were ok.

As tradition holds we also lost a part in Illinois, the winds on the plains seem to always manage to break something off. This time is was the cover on a mirror.

 

Fun Photo of the Week:

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