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Charleston, WV








We arrived in Charleston yesterday. There's no internet in the train yard, so I'm at a mall near the venue typing this.


Tomorrow or the next day, I'll bring my computer so I can post pictures from the train ride out here. I took them with the camera that Jeremy and Charlie got me, so they have to be uploaded differently.

I can't wait for the next train run!!!

Today we have rehearsal starting around 2:30pm, and a show at 7:30pm. Tomorrow we have a 'split'; that is, an early show at 10:30am and another at 7 or 7:30pm. I'll use that time in between to post the pics and make some more updates.

Also going to start looking into what needs to be done to prepare for Mexico. I got a Brita tap filter yesterday, a few gallon jugs of water (for the fish), and should probably start collecting water for myself too.


April 19, 2012 13:10
Pictures from the last several days on the train:


Waterfall


WV pastorale

Crossing a bridge, took this pic of the mountains:

At the Charleston Civic Center, doing a light check:


April 21, 2012 3:12pm
We've got kind of a tight schedule today. It's quarter after 2 and our next show is at 3, then we have another at 7. The preshow has already started.

I've had a lot of fun these last two days! We had splits both days, meaning there was an early show and a later show and a big chunk of time in between for exploring!

The first day, I chose a main street near the venue and walked in a zigzag pattern across several blocks. I found lots of cool places...a big independently-owned bookstore, a homemade ice cream shop, a thrift store (with too much winter clothing, didn't buy anything). At a local bakery, I got some cinnamon rolls for the guys and a loaf of sourdough bread made fresh that morning.

It's pretty awfully amazing to have a job that lets you come and go as you please!!!

Yesterday I went to the Charleston Market and got some postcards. Considered getting another plant for my room, but most of what they had had flowers or was a vegetable plant, so thought I'd hold off until we get back from Mexico.

Well, I should go get ready. Next stop, Ohio!


April 22, 2012

Today is our last day in WV. It's been fun!

Tomorrow the train moves to Dayton, OH. I don't know how long it will take to get there, but we don't have shows again until Thursday so it looks like a good chunk of relaxation time :)

The train will be moved today...actually it's probably moving right now! Before moving the train, a notice is posted on our doors to let us know we should secure our belongings, take down any satellite dishes we had up, and store our bikes. This morning I made sure all my cupboard doors were latched, and the fish tank was as secure as I could make it. I've also bought a sink plug and am eager to try it out (I have this theory that the plumbing running under the train amplifies sound from the tracks into my room via the sink. Plugging it might help reduce the noise. Or I'm just nuts lol).

Looking forward to another train run tomorrow!

After the show today, the crew will stay behind for up to 8 hours to pack stuff up. There's a member of the band who helps with the load out...I think you have to get some kind of clearance to help...I'm looking into it...

Two days ago I got a chicken salad at the pie car...it was HUGE and has lasted me 3 days lol!!