Coming This Week: September 14th – 20th

We are making some mile this week, leaving Illinois for North Carolina.  With one stop in Greensboro we are motoring to Birmingham, AL.  As you can see we trying to hit every region in a short amount of time.  Dallas and Kansas City are coming close behind.

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

 

Song of the week: Home Grown Tomatoes – Guy Clark, this is just a fun song performed by a very talented musician.

Week in Review:  We had a chance to see Sin City 2, being big fans of the first but wanting to wait until it had been out a bit. We were the only ones in the theater, a fun experience, but I understand why. It was very disappointing, while the first was thrilling and moved quickly the second is painfully sentimental.  It is not a must see but if you are going to partake see it in 3D.

I got my camera back from the shop, I am rough on them and very thankful I purchased the warranty. Going a month without it was hard

Being back in Illinois was refreshing, even more so after we hit a cool bar called The Beer Market in Schaumburg.  There is nothing “special” about it other than it’s a well put together place.  The taps are varied and rotating, the bottle selection is amazing, simple food served fast, the music is loud enough to hear but you can easily have conversations and the staff was super fun.  These smiles are after a 13 hour day, this place has a great vibe.

Look at all those bottles

Look at all those bottles

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Coming This Week: September 7th – 13th

Sweet home Chicago!  This week we will be back in Illinois, doing shows around the Chicago area.   We will hopefully be arriving in time to watch the Bears season opener with some family.  I can’t think of a better way to start the season, BEAR DOWN!!!  And remember don’t call me on Sunday.  As you can see that map keeps getting more and more spread out.  We are trying to hit a number of markets before this tour ends for the year.  Next week we will hit Greensboro and Birmingham.

 

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

 

Song of the week: Boys from Alabama by Cross Canadian Ragweed

 

Week in Review:  Montreal was lovely but made so more by having a special tour guild.  We often make jokes about having family everywhere, we really do.  Josh’s cousin Andrea just moved to the city four months ago showed us around.  We tried to hit as many of the neighborhoods as possible but enjoyed Old Montreal above all.  Keeping with tradition we also tried poutine, a first for all of us.  I don’t know how I feel about it, a bowl of cheese, fries and gravy all good but a bit strange.  It is now checked off the list and we moved quickly to other yummy meals.

You don't have to ask me twice to go into a year round Christmas store!!!

You don’t have to ask me twice to go into a year round Christmas store!!!

 

Coming This Week: May 6 – 12

This week we will be in Schaumburg, IL and go back to our home base in Detroit for one show. It also looks like we will have time to take out our boat. Next week will see us in Indianapolis and making our way to New York state.

During the past week we had a chance to see a good number if Josh’s relatives. Many glasses of wine and beer were shared including a visit to Granite City Brewery, a favorite of mine.

We even had a chance to swing by Josh’s hometown.