I would have to agree.
This time, this tour, really has been like the Epic Family Vacation that Dave and I always wanted the road to be.
Maybe it's that the kids are bigger and more adventure ready. Maybe it's that Dave and I are starting to finally dial this whole deal in. Maybe it's that the tour lent itself to family fun.
Or maybe, we just got lucky.
Sometimes the road can be a slog. A relentless trek between bland brown hotel rooms and un-kid friendly environments, punctuated by the occasional park hang and the nighttime rhythm of gigs.
And then sometimes you get nice weather and dinosaur museums and hot spring pools and lunchtime beach stops and farmers markets and libraries.
You get days off in the same town as your best friends. Katy and Vincent took us all around Phoenix, which is a great town for kids. The Science Center and the Phoenix Zoo and the Phoenix Children's Museum -- all incredible. Randy inspired us to dine at Pizzeria Bianci (believe the hype!) Geoff and Didi and Charlie let us stay in their beautiful house, and eat their delicious food and swim in their refreshing pool.
Best days off ever.
It's been a good time. Not perfect. Never perfect. And not without the inevitable discord that 17 days on the road will produce. But overall, without a doubt, this has been a great tour. A fun one. A not as exhausting on the whole as a previous tours. A memory making tour.