Thursday, August 27, 2009


The East Coast seemed so far away
Then we took a plane very earlay
Now Austin is
Our yesterday

I could continue, but really none of us want that.

So the tour has started! Dave and Claire left Tuesday to make the 27 hour drive in the baby bus up to the East Coast. Lisel and I woke up at 4:30 yesterday morning to catch a 7am flight to BWI.

These are both tired making activities.

But we didn't let our weariness stop us from having lunch with our good friend and former Austinite Gary Griffin and his two amazing sons, Taylor and Evan.

Dave and Gary have known each other for 25 years. And the thing about Gary Griffin is, he's forgotten more about Rock n' Roll than you'll ever know.

Yes. Even you.

And if you live in the DC metro area, you can catch him playing his guitar and singing sweet songs Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday And Sunday at the Poybelly's in the Carlyle hotel in Alexandria.

And you should definitely follow him on Twitter @Gtwodagee

After a much needed monster nap, we headed to the gig where we met up with an old friend of mine from middle school, James Melonas. He and his wife Margee came to the gig after we recently connected on Facebook.

Let me stress again that we've known each other since we were twelve. That's twenty frackin' years! Ahhhh! And in that picture he is standing next to his wife holding my child.


For some reason seeing James really bent my brain all in knots, because we were kids together. Pre-teens dude. We "went out" in middle school, went to some home comings together in high school, lived in the same house our senior year of man. And now we're full on adults with jobs and partners and babies.

Kind of crazy.

And after the gig I met Sarah Shaw (did I get your last name right Sarah?) who is a full time RVer and a reader of this here blog. She had some really lovely compliments which made my good day even better. So I want to send a shout out to a fellow gypsy!

Today we're headed to Berkley Springs, WV and tonight, after the gig, we begin what's become known as the "hellacious" part of our journey. More on that later.


Anonymous said...

woah dude

EMQ said...

And your married too! What is happening?!?

Sarah said...

Hola back atcha, EMQ! You almost got m'name right...we spoke sorta hurriedly and you had to be exhausted! So glad to have met you and hope we can keep in touch! Your RV compadre, Sarah Shong (like "song", but the 2nd letter's an "h")

Monica said...

Hey Elizabeth! Just discovered your blog. LOVE IT! Let's get our girls together when you all are home next. You are inspiring me to get over how hard I tend to claim traveling with kids is. Man - you just do it, right?! Rock and Roll lifestyle sister. I'm going to send you an email tonight too.

Hugs and Smooches!