Bob's Road Notes: 1/9/2000
Well it's time, once again, for some
road notes. We have had quite a time this past month. Going back to
Omaha this time was a mixture of emotions, for me. I have been blessed
to have a great second family at the Grubb's.
You see, my parents live in San Diego,
and I have spent the last few year's holidays at the Grubb house --
(a wacky bunch I must say) -- but a great crew to be around. I met
Curt's Grandma, who I think had a crush on me and she probably would
have had a chance if I were 50 years older. Sweet as can be...
Anyway, we saw so many good friends
we had not seen in a long time that it really made a great Christmas
better. We played some great shows in Denver and Boulder on our way
in to Omaha, including a sold out show opening for the band Train
at the Fox Theater in Boulder. (I met Virginia, she's cool!) We stayed
at a good friends who let us take over her house for a week. (Thank
you Tara!!!) We also had our new van stocked to the hilt with things
to do along the way. We had brain-teasers, movies on the VCR, books
on tape, and a CD player all keeping our brain waves moving throughout
the whole trip.
Can't say thanks enough to all the
fans who came out to the shows over the last two trips. You make us
remember why we love to rock. Sometimes, it's easy to forget that
when "you're livin' in the jungle baby" (say that like Axl
The trip home was pretty smooth except
for a near disaster in gas, that we forgot to check, with 29 miles
to go until we'd hit a station, and the needle was nearly breaking
the gage it was so low. But, as real troopers do, we prevailed without
I left my two birds home alone in my
bedroom while we were on the road, leaving only seed, water and the
TV on for some vocal interaction. We were unsure of their fate till
we came in Thursday night, and to my surprise they both were well
and healthy, strong little guys. Well we've got lots ahead of us right
now and we couldn't be happier, it was a great 1999, but this year
is the year of the hopper....
I'll leave with a great quote from
John Lennon that I believe.... "Life is what happens when you're
making other plans."
Don't forget about life, have a great