When I write that it sounds like such a long time.
But really it's not.
At least that's what Dave and I have been telling each other. Sure, technically, it's a month away from our house, our town. But within that month there are not only gigs, but also a visit to Dave's family out in California, time off with my family and sister in San Fran, time camping between gigs with my sister in Colorado and New Mexico...it's a month,yes, but it's going to be a fun month.
Sure, there will be some wild and wooly times getting to gigs...flights, rented cars, time on the band bus with Lisel...and there will even be a three day stretch when we're away from Lisel (the distance between the gigs are just too massive...it's one of the hazards of touring in the Western part is the U.S.) but the madness will be interspersed with relaxation...at least we hope for relaxation.
The big news in the Baby Bus is Lisel's new carseat. We bought her the biggest, cushiest, most luxurious carseat we could find. She's a total great sport about touring, and she deserves to ride in comfort. One of my biggest parental regret is Is that we didn't get hip to the mega-sweet carseat before now. When I think of the long drives she endured in that cruddy plastic only slightly padded infant seat we had before...terrible parent doesn't even come close to what I call myself.
But I hope this makes up for my mess up.
Ladies and Gentleman, may I introduce to you, our Britax Marathon, a.k.a. Big Pink.
Yes, and when she sings in it, we'll call her songs Music from Big Pink.
We left a day early to break up the 10 hour drive from Grove, Oklahoma where we play tommorrow. We'll stay with friends tonight, then have a leisurely drive to the gig tommorrow.
The month starts now.
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