EP/family vacation tour recap

EP TOUR

I’ve been meaning to share our adventures on our EP tour/first family vacation. I shared pictures along the way via Facebook and Instagram.

the purple fiddle

We were on the road from June 13th to June 21st.
We drove a lot! I played five shows (The Purple Fiddle, The Urban Farmhouse, Globehopper, The Electric Maid and Roast Rider Coffee) mostly back to back from West Virginia then throughout Virginia. All the venues were quaint and perfect for our small family. August, our one year old made a lot of new friends/fans, did a lot of dancing and clapping too.

our trip
I sang songs, shared my new EP, shared old and new tunes.
I got to play a majority of the shows with my friend, Kelsie McNair and a new, wonderfully talented friend, Lucy Dacus. I also got to reunite with a friend from Chicago, Rebecca Rego. We were lucky enough to play in DC together at The Electric Maid. She and her band the Trainmen were fantastic!

We explored Virginia, specifically Richmond (we saw the Edgar Allan Poe museum and explored Carey St- LOVE), Arlington (visited/stayed with my sister, ate at Sweetgreen, visited my cousins, played in water fountains in the heat), Norfolk (we had a lovely time with Kelsie, went thrift shopping, visited their art museum, walked around a good deal, explored Ghent) and Virginia Beach (we walked the boardwalk, ate on the ocean).
It was a really special first big trip as a family of three. I’m so happy we were able to do it. Thanks in large part to this.

tips
Toward the end of the trip, I stopped in my Sister’s fourth grade class and sang some songs. They had just wrapped up a poetry unit, so we discussed my process writing songs and I got to hear some really great, Virginia-themed (think Captain John Smith),catchy poems they worked on as a class. They were a sweet bunch and loved August.

4th grade class
The majority of our trip was spent with our now real life friend, Kelsie McNair.

kelsie

kelsie

She and I have been “on-line” friends for years. Kelsie is a dream of a person. She was so welcoming and full of the most beautiful energy for life. Not surpisingly, Augie and her became pals.

floral guitar
Her home was so light and dreamy. She owns a gorgeous shop in the cute neighborhood of Ghent, in Norfolk. It’s called “With Lavender and Lace,” which is also how she is known across the web. Do you need a phone case? She makes these amazing floral cases. She graciously gifted me one. Find one here.

With Lavender and Lace

floral phone case

Our final stop was in Winchester, Virginia at Dinosaur Land. It.was.awesome!
Dino land
My sister (who lives in Arlington) met us there. At first it looks like a few dinosaurs in a parking lot off of a state road..but is in fact also a big gift shop and lots of dinosaurs and a shark, King Kong, Preying Mantis and a few other creatures that we were fairly certain did not coexist with dinosaurs. It was a wonderful ending to our trip! Augie was a huge fan.

Shark!

King Kong

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