Thursday, June 24, 2010

Trainin' down the road

Its been 3 weeks of Ringling adventures.  I have to say its been really nice traveling by train.  Its very easy to be lazy and sleep all the time. This last train run I learned a nice lesson...NOT to sleep the whole time, otherwise my body suffers and HURTS!   

Last week we were in the beautiful city of San Antonio.  I have lots of childhood memories visiting the Alamo and walking the River Walk.  It has been  nice being back in Texas after 10 years!  I was lucky enough to see some family and see a long lost friend.   It was also the city where I debuted my performance with Ringling!  Lets not forget my birthday!!  Needless to say it was a very long, busy, and FUN week!

                                          River Walk                                      

                      My Uncle Steve being the clown that he is!

                                     Elephant Act Costume

        Now we have arrived in New Orleans.  A city that I have longed to meet.  I was able to start a normal schedule this week without any distractions.  Well, without many distractions. Its very easy to become a 'tourist' every where you go...staying focused is now a job.

The last two days it was either, stay in the train all day or take my chances of walking in the rain.  Duh, I took my chances...It rained off and on, and I was lucky to be caught in the warmth of it.  Like kids playing in the rain.

                                     New Orleans Arena

                                      Before the Rain

                                         After the Rain

That's it for now folks!

Fly High and Walk Tall...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A New Chapter

Hello my friends and family.  It has been sometime since I have taken the time to write about my crazy life adventures. 

Once I was done with my  fall tour I  went home for Christmas.  It wasn't till the end of December that I had to boogie back to New England for a New Year gig at the Mohegan Sun Casino.  I continued to gig and train in New England until my next contract came through which happens to be Ringling Brothers. 

I was lucky enough to be able  to spend the last 3 weeks at home in Texas with my family.  It was a blessing since it was time for my grandfather to pass away.  He had a stroke the day after I arrived.  The stroke left him lifeless and 10 days later he passed.  I am grateful  for being available to join my family in a mournful time and to see my papa for the last time.

Now its show time!

I flew in to Wichita Kansas to meet up with the Red Unit and the train.    The train is awesome!! I have a very roomy space to live all by myself! Super stoked about that.  I was able to get situated and get everything I need to be comfortable.  I have been quit relaxed and everyone in the cast considers me family already.  I believe this is the start of a wonderful, fun, and exciting journey. 

I start learning the show today.  Hopefully by the end of the weekend I will be put in the show!
Wish me luck peeps!

*Fly High and Walk Tall *