Dave’s daily blog….
AFTER breakfast I try and get part three of the tour videoblog finished – some videoclips to be added, a voiceover added and then saved as a file for Facebook and YouTube.
I’m still at it when we need to check out, then I sit in the hotel lobby and get my blog done before we head off. We stop at a mall and Margaret looks round T J Maxx while I sit in the van and finish editing the videoblog. We’ll upload it when we get to Nahma.
Afte a stop at #1 Pho in Green Bay or lunch we carry on our journey up to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (the UP – pronounced ‘you-pee’). We split the 150-mile drive to Nahma where I have a night off before tomorrow’s show at the Nahma Inn…we’re staying there tonight too.
When we get there, though, the place is in darkness. I’m about to panic when Charley – who owns and runs the place with his wife Laurie – pulls up and welcomes us. They weren’t sure if we were arriving tonight…a wee bit of a breakdown in communication between the booker and the rest of us, but it’s no problem.
We’re shown to a room then sat down at the bar with a few beers and other drinks…and time to share a Glengoyne with our hosts.
Laurie rustles up some burgers…made with smoked brisket. Until now, the best burgers we’d ever tasted were at the Court’n House, Eau Claire, but Laurie’s burgers at the Nahma Inn top them by a mile. Both of us are agreed. These are the best we’ve ever tasted 🙂
We have a few more beers, realise we’ve crossed a time zone and head to bed. This is an amazing place and we can;t wait for tomorrow 🙂
AFTER some work and tidying up in the Wausau hotel we check out and stop at Panera Bread for some lunch.
There’s a couple of hours’ drive to Green Bay where we check into what has to be the nicest Super 8 we’ve ever seen…and better than some of the swanky places we’ve stayed too.
I have time to get some more work done before it’s time to make our way to The Watering Hole to load in for tonight’s show.
Local band Sons of Kong open, followed by my pal Tom Jordan. There’s a good crowd in and some familiar faces too which is cool.
We kicked of the show pretty early, so there’s time to enjoy a few drinks with folks and we still make it back tot he hotel at a reasonable time.