The Moody Men’s Collegiate Choir performed our seventh concert tonight, and tomorrow is the end of our first week on tour, which means that tonight we are about halfway finished with the 2011 Spring Tour. So far, it’s been the best experience I’ve had at Moody to date. All 37-ish of the Men’s Choir men are a riot, and riding on the bus with them is always a great experience. We’ve explored the Southwest U.S., seen some amazing sights, performed in half a dozen churches, met plenty of wonderful people, and probably spent almost 24 total hours sitting in the tour bus shooting each other with darts and making lame puns. All of this has, of course, created countless stories, memories, and inside jokes, including (but certainly not limited to) the victory dance and the step of doom, and I couldn’t be enjoying it more. Tomorrow is our day off, and we’re headed to White Sands National Monument for a while before we make our way to El Paso where we’ll be performing three times at two different churches on Sunday (and did I mention the concert in Las Cruces in between?). I’m looking forward to both the day of rest and the following day of insane busyness, because every day with the Men’s Choir is a day well worth the effort. I can’t wait to spend another week on the road with them, and to post my favorite stories here for you, but for now, I need to get to sleep (and no, Mom, I didn’t stay up until 1 AM. It’s only 10:45 here in New Mexico). So until tomorrow, have a great night’s sleep and God bless!
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Today, the Men’s Choir arrived early in Amarillo, TX, so we drove a few miles out of our way and spent twenty minutes in Palo Duro Canyon. I can’t do the scenery justice with descriptions, so I asked my friend Jack if I could upload a few of the great pictures that he took. He kindly obliged, so here for your viewing enjoyment are some pictures of the gorgeous Palo Duro Canyon.
Exploring the Southern United States, even in such short glimpses, has been an absolute treat. The locals insist that the scenery is flat and uninteresting, but coming from Michigan, where you can’t look twenty feet without seeing a bunch of trees, I think it’s fantastic. Hopefully I can come back and spend more time taking it in someday, but for now the tour must go on, so we’re heading to Albuquerque tomorrow for the next concert. I hear there will be mountains, so I’m pumped. What can I say? I’m easily impressed.