Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ohio Theater

We've had some amazing crowds this week in Columbus. As usual, we're selling out every show. This is a picture of the inside of the theater. It was originally built to be a movie theater. It was like they took every good idea they had and threw them all together and it is amazing.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A view from the Florida Everglades via airboat

Philly Throwback

We haven't had internet fast enough to download any videos. . . . .until now.

This is Steven doing his best Rocky impersonation on the Philadelphia Art Museum steps.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum

Steven using Micky Mantle's bat

Steven with the Derek Jeter bat. Very appropriate attire for today too!
A little batting cage action. Steven was using an Alex Rodriguez bat. I stuck with the softball bat titled Omaha. And I used the slow pitch machine.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Louisville Bowling

Just a fun way to spend your day off and first few hours in Louisville!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Connections and Adventures

We've spent the last 2 days visiting with some of Steven's family and friends.  Our first visit was with his grandmother's close friends, the Brooks.  They were wonderful people and took us to Baltimore's Little Italy for lunch.  We then went on a driving tour of the city.  Federal Hill was a very cool little neighborhood that overlooks the harbor.  What once was old row houses has become a rejuvenated area for the young and hip in Baltimore.  (yes, I just said young and hip.  i think this makes me old and not creative).
Yesterday we went to Washington D.C. to visit  Steven's aunt and uncle and their granddaughter.  We took the train down from Baltimore.  A quick 45 minute trip.  The picture below is of Union Station in D.C.  Another beautiful train station.  While we didn't get to do the touristy stuff, we did have a nice visit.  The connections will continue today when we have lunch with a friend and dinner with Steven's best man and his family.  Tomorrow will bring brunch with another friend.  All in all, good times in Baltimore.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's just like riding a bike.

We had our first show in 4 weeks yesterday.  I have to say, it was a little nerve racking.  I wasn't sure if my chops would be ready to go and I kept second guessing myself.  I know this part so well and couldn't believe that I was actually double checking that I was counting the right number of rests or making sure I had my mutes all in order.  However, after about 30 minutes I think we all settled in.  Maybe not back to our normal groove but we're getting there.  We've now completed show 2 and I'd say by Friday evening, we'll be back to where we left it.  

In the meantime, we've been out exploring Baltimore and I have to say I've been pleasantly surprised.  

This is quite possibly the coolest Barnes and Noble I've ever been to. It has the best location right on the inner harbor and check out this building.  It was an old power plant that was converted into stores and offices.

The Hippodrome is the theater we're at this week.  It's maybe not in the best part of Baltimore, but it definitely has a lot of charm and a huge backstage area.  We've got the biggest dressing room we've ever had.

These photos are from our visit to the National Aquarium.  This place was fantastic.  And huge!  Besides viewing the exhibits we also took in a pretty cool dolphin show.

Steven's favorite fish. super grumpy.

That's Steven getting eaten by a large fish.

Another grumpy fish.

My fav.

This is in the rainforest section of the aquarium.  I have to say as cool as it was, I kept bragging up the Henry Doorly Zoo to Steven.  We will have to put that on our list for the next Nebraska trip.

This is a picture of the Inner Harbor.  We've had some great weather and fingers crossed it will continue the rest of the week.