Monday, November 22, 2010

Road Trip!!!

It sure doesn’t seem like a week has passed already since Mandi and I returned from our weekend getaway. I don’t remember when the last time it was – probably back before kids – that she and I just headed out on the road together. We logged nearly 1600 miles in 3 days! That’s like driving straight from Clearwater to El Paso TX!! We made some awesome friends and saw some fantastic shows, but for me the best part of the weekend was spending so much time with my incredible bride.

We laughed so much over the 3 days that my sides are still hurting. Went down memory lane as we sang songs from back in the day as there are no lack of “70s, 80s, and today” stations out there. I’m pretty sure a couple of truck drivers got to see me doing the WOP and the Snake a few times. We ate, talked, and reconnected in a pretty awesome way. I highly recommend it.

We made some awesome new friends in Birmingham and in Nashville. Thanks for the memories guys, you all rock!!

We got to see Sam Bradley - accompanied by John Notto (the Man) - play in two different cities on consecutive evenings. We also had the pleasure of meeting his road dog, Dustin. Awesome dude! We hadn’t seen Sam together in about a year and a half and it had been about a year since Mandi had seen him play. All I can say is Whoa! He has really stepped up his game in that time and was phenomenal!! What an awesome talent and extremely cool cat to boot! The tour is so timely with the release of his latest EP, Zuni. Check it out!!

Big ups to our incredible friends for keeping our kids while we were gone. We don’t take that gesture lightly and we SO owe you. Totally willing to return the favor whenever you like.

I’m the luckiest man in the world and if you know Mandi, you know why!!!


  1. Haha! What a great weekend! I had a blast getting to know you and Mandi. It was so good finally meeting yall after seeing you at a couple shows and never getting to know who you were. Boy, was I missing out! Love you guys and hope to see you again soon!

  2. Oops, I mean what a ZUNI weekend! LOL

  3. Melissa it was pretty ZUNI! Thanks for you comments. The truth is the pleasure was all ours meeting you. Until the next time, keep it real and definitely keep it ZUNI!! :) x

  4. I just love you two, Charlie! Y'all are a rarity amongst married couples today. Y'all are best friends, as are Kevin and I. And we're a blessed couple of couples for it, too! How sad that most couples aren't friends like that.

    Glad y'all enjoyed Sam and the guys, but even more pleased y'all enjoyed one another. Hope and pray to finally meet y'all face-to-face in the neat future. I know you and Kevin would hit it off brilliantly! As for me, I'm already in love with you two. :)

  5. *near future... though "neat" future works as well ;)

  6. So glad I had the privilege of meeting the two of you at the Birmingham show!!