Leg 3 Wrap Up

Cradle: Grave is at home working on music, triathlon training, & a possible new vehicle purchase, & I am in Morgantown, WV trying not to get lost in the hills & confusing streets as I wait for the Miss West Virginia Pageant to begin this evening. Aside from #Wifing & being a musician, I’m a pageant-queen-turned-director, so I’m coaching & cheering on four girls hoping to become Miss America.
I waited to blog about our Purple Fiddle experience this past weekend because we were supposed to have another gig in Fairfield, Ohio last night that I wanted to include, however, that was cancelled due to impending thunderstorms. So forgive me if my memory isn’t the freshest & most detailed…
We were especially looking forward to this weekend because our family was meeting us in Thomas to do some hiking & general family fun. Todd’s mom (Val), daughter (Emma), my mom (Kathy) & her cousin (Pam), & our dear friends Kevin & Cindy all converged on the tiny town at varying intervals from Friday to Saturday. The mister & I rolled in just in time to grab lunch at our favorite spot in the neighboring town of Davis- Hellbender Burritos- before going back to the Fiddle to set up, sound check, & play our first two-hour set of the weekend. We then took Emma on a hike with Kevin & Cindy before having dinner together as a large group, & spent the evening listening to the Fiddle’s evening band, Town Pants from a distance while enjoying a glass or two of wine & other choice beverages. The next morning we all had a lovely breakfast together at Bright Morning Inn followed by another hike through Blackwater Falls State Park & our second two-hour set. Thanks again to John & The Purple Fiddle for their unmatched hospitality & coolness. It couldn’t have been a lovelier weekend, spending time with the people we love, doing what we love. & that’s really the goal of our whole #LoveSweetSummer tour: doing what we love. We are very fortunate & equally grateful to have the opportunity to travel & play this summer (& hopefully beyond), & we hope you find yourself able to do the same. Sometimes it takes faith & stepping out of your comfort zone to reach your goals, to explore your potential, but if you don’t, you’ll always ask “what if?” Take that step toward your dreams. As Todd always says, “Every day is a gift.”

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  • Val

    Val

    It was a wonderful time! Loved our hike together, listening to you two sing (the best!), & sharing a room with my sweet granddaughter. Love you all so much!

    It was a wonderful time! Loved our hike together, listening to you two sing (the best!), & sharing a room with my sweet granddaughter. Love you all so much!

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