It’s always a pleasure to play music outside, especially on the banks of the mighty Fraser River. This sweet little concert series in Maple Ridge takes advantage of gorgeous sunsets reflected on the moving water, looking out across to giant Cottonwoods.
Life on the road is tough for touring musicians. So it was time to say a fond farewell to our home on wheels that took us to over three hundred gigs. This old beauty of motor home (32 years young) served us so well for our music itinerary, and was much loved in return. This picture shows where we stayed on Fogo Island, off the coast of Newfoundland. We are now delighted to report that this vintage van has found a new home in BC’s Gulf Islands, where we can enjoy visiting rights.
Yes, a Canadian band called Willy Blizzard actually had to snowshoe into a gig on top of a mountain. How iconic is that? Seeing so many people dancing gives a band so much energy, and it was indeed gratifying to know that our show was sold out. Looking out the window directly across from the stage, we could see couples literally dancing in the snow. What a great end to a BC winter.
We are delighted to report our safe arrival back on the west coast of Canada. Yes: it was raining as we approached Vancouver city limits.
We are thankful for the adventure that took us over 26,000 km. in our 32 year old truck. No air conditioning. No cruise control.
From Vancouver to Cape Spear, Nfld., from Maine to Memphis, the Deep South, the Delta and the Coast we saw so many sights, met awesome people, stayed healthy, and explored the extremes of living small for six months (two people in a 19 foot truck). Yowsa.
Thank you to all our friends who sent us encouraging messages on the road.
Merry Christmas to all our friends from Willy Blizzard.