OH hey….It’s been a few days!
First wanted to say thanks to everyone that reads this! You are the best!
Imma shout out esepcially to Ken G. and Penos! I’ve gotten to get to know them better over the last week and they are so cool! They teach me about New York and are both super funny!
So Denver was pretty cool. The show was at the Bluebird theatre which is right on Colfax, a main drag in Denver. It was so neat to be walking down the street sweating profusely, look up, and see huge snow covered mountains! We watched the U.S.A. world cup game at a pub near the club, then Kori and I took the girls to the Denver Zoo. Quality Zoo; lions, baby giraffee, sea lions…top notch. Except for the weird woman stroking the hair of, and talking to, her two goth-ly dressed dolls , for whom she rented a wagon to walk them around the zoo in (it was freaky I guess you can watch like documentary type shows about it: TrueLife-I treat my creepy dolls like they are my children)
It started thunderstorming so we had to call a cab to get back to the club. It was my night for merch, so I counted in and had some time to chill before the rabid fans attacked the t-shirts and cds. Scott worked Free Energy merch so it was cool to hang with him. Some crazy (drunk) fan was obbsessed with him and it was really funny. I also liked her cuz she bought like one of everything I was selling in an effort to hang around him more. Also got to see cousin Betsy! It was really great to see her, I was a little bummed we didn’t have more time to talk but it was all good. After the show we backed up and rolled out of town at about 3.
Woke up at noon the next day in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
[Sidenote: HeyByron kids…lets not ever complain about Byron being the most boring town on eath again, k cool.]
After, I ate breakfast with Kenji and John at Village Inn, I spent the day wondering aimlessly around walmart and kicking dirt. However! That night was a different story! It was Kenji’s birthday and so we and half of Free Energy went out to celebrate! We tried to go to almost every local place in Rock Springs, but they kepts putting up their closed signs as soon as we drove up so we ended up at an Applebee’s just down the road from the hotel. Personally I don’t have a problem with Applebee’s, it’s fimiliar to me! But the east coasters are used to premium dining experiences around every corner so none of them even knew what to order. I had to fill them in about half off apps, which lead to discussions about MN accents and who calls it pop and who calls it soda.
After we all were full of the greasy goodness that is Applebee’s we went back to the bus to give Kenji a suprise cake and little party. Then all the adults headed out to a bar. Suprise Suprise…it was closed! So they came back and we all played Mofia until the wee hours of the morning. It was so fun, I was secretly/selfishly glad that the Rock Springs bar was closed :)
Woke up the next morning in Salt Lake City, Utah. City of 70% Mormans. It’s a beautiful city….well at least the mall was! It was outdoor and huge and had a memorial plaza for the 2002 Winter Olympics that were held there in Salt Lake. Part of the plaza was a fountain that did like a little water show to music. It was really awesome, and waaaay to refreshing looking not to be played in by every single kid at the mall. After spending all morning there, we came back to the bus and got to meet a bunch of Julia’s neices and nephews and John’s girlfriend Stacy (nice, sleeve tat, chill) who will be traveling with us for the next few days. Well all went and played a game of soccer with two mates of state fans that happened to be walking by! Was in the sun like all day which really tired out the girls..and me!
Putting the girls to bed was not my favorite part of the day. June has figured out that a curtain doesn’t stop her from getting out of her bunk and running around. Also it didn’t help that when I threatened a time out all she said was, “I want time out, i like time outs!” Oh and p.s…I am not a fan of whoever made pack-and-plays so hard to figure out.
Once it was all said and done, and both girls were sleeping peacefully I did get an overwhelming sense of accoplishment. My goal is to be getting recruitment calls from the producers of “Super Nanny” by the end of this tour.
Tomorrow we have another day off. We’ll be in some town in Nevada.