2014 Solo RV Summer Tour 1st Week Wrap Up

Day 1

Driveay Shot

The tour began on Sunday, June 22 as I rolled out of the driveway early to begin a 12 hour drive to the first stop in Chambersburg, PA.

I 75 Knoxville Split

While monitoring social media periodically, I saw that my friends, Sheri and Allen Dresser were heading south from Knoxville as I was heading north. After establishing phone contact, we took a quick coffee break together at the Flying J truck stop on I 40 near the I 75 intersection.

1st Gas Stop Sheri & Allen

Flying J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrived in Chambersburg, PA late Sunday night at The Relax. Been starting and stopping the solo tours over the past few years here. The Kalathas family has been wonderful to me for many years and made this place feel like home on the road.  I really appreciate these folks.Relax Lounge 2014

 

Day 2

Had a nice crowd at The Relax. It’s always good to see the regular folks that show up for the music. The live CD from this night can be found at www.hurricanewilson.com/rv

Day 3

Spent the day songwriting and then hung out at a local open mic in Chambersburg, PA sitting in on a few tunes and promoted the return late July return show at The Relax.

Day 4

First time in to the University Grill in Shippensburg, PA also owned by the Kalathas family.  It was an enjoyable venue to perform in.

University Grill 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5

Arrived at Timothy Lake RV Park in E. Stroudsburg, PA, the first actual RV park on the tour. This is probably my 5th or 6th time here. There are 2 parks here, Timothy Lake North & South. I always park the rig and stay at South, and perform at both parks. This time will be outdoors at South, and then I’ll perform again on the North park when I return in a month.

TL Campsite 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 6

Had a day off at Timothy Lake to just do some housekeeping, relaxing, and songwriting. That’s one of the joys of touring as I do now… getting to actually enjoy the journey and savor some down time.

Day 7

The gig today was at the South RV park in an outdoor pavilion near the pool area. An extra treat for me this day was a visit by my longtime childhood buddy, Art Mombert and his wife Jeanne.Ricky & JeanIt was a beautiful day to be outside, and the crowd seem to really enjoy the music. When I found that I was missing a part of a music stand, my friend, John Brodersen, owner of nearby Milford Music, scrambled some gear for me and brought it down. It was great getting to see some old friends and play some music. The trip tomorrow will venture toward New England. We’ll visit that in the next blog. Stay tuned!