Snowpocalypse… Or Something Like It Category: Music Views: 284
(Isn't She Lovely?)
After five weeks gone, thousands of miles traveled and gallons of Starbucks consumed, the Music With A Mission Tour has reached the end. Well, almost. We still have three more show this weekend after all!
(I’ve Quickly Discovered That This Is The Secret To A Successful Tour. Coffee = Instant Human.)
This past week has certainly been a crazy one. Having spent the early half of the week finishing up the West Coast run of the tour in lovely Yuma City, we were warned that a massive snow storm was on its to Salt Lake City--the town where the whole tour had originally had planed to spend a day off. Wanting to beat the storm however, everyone opted to take the road down to Los Angeles and drive through Las Vegas to avoid any unnecessary flurries.
Which led the unthinkable: A 31 hour bus ride.
Yes. 31 hours. On a bus.
It’s not as horrible as you might think, but you can imagine cabin fever starts to set in fairly quickly. You can only eat so many ramen noodles and watch so many movies before you’re dying to get back on land. You know, the kind that DOESN’T move.
(This Is How I Felt About Spending 31 Hours On A Bus...)
As you can see, we survived the bus ride and arrived in Wyoming mid-week for our next show, just in time to miss the massive snow storm and reap it’s gloriously beautiful benefits!
As a California kid who’d never seen actual snow before (yes, be shocked) this was a massive treat for me. I spent more than half of the day outside rolling around in the frosty air and throwing snowballs at inanimate objects. I even fell down a mountain. It was awesome.
(Walking In A Winter Wonderland--Literally!)
From then on, we spent the weekend partnering with speaker Nick Hall--whom most of you might know as the speaker for Winter Jam--for his well known youth events, Pulse. The series of shows were held in public schools across the Mid-West and each saw a massive turnout!
(Found On The Wall Of An Elementary School / Venue. Should I Be Concerned?)
“Where are you now?” you might be asking (or at least you are in my mind.)
After seven days of non-stop traveling and working, the tour is taking a three day break before we wrap things up for 2012 in Wisconsin and Illinois. Most of the groups went on to Minnesota to “experience” Mall Of America. I on the other hand, am enjoy three peaceful days in a hotel inside the heart of Sioux City, Iowa.
It’s hard to believe this run is already coming to an end. It’s been a crazy last several weeks! But I know that myself, and everyone else for that matter, are excited for whatever comes next.
Enough of that sentimental talk. I still have one more week, THEN I can get gushy.
That’s the latest for now! Be sure to keep the tour in your prayers as we prepare for a strong finish. Until next time!