Week #2 of the winter tour found us in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. We sang in several new areas/churches which meant meeting new faces and making many new friends!
Tear down time! Mitchell & Hudson putting away instruments after a concert.
It takes lots of food to feed all the hungry children on this bus! =) Having everyone traveling together means that our Costco shopping crew sometimes looks a little different than what it looks like at home! Its fun to have the guys help with the shopping on the road.
Of course we like to keep things fun. Didn’t y’all know that carts were originally made for riding like this? The fact that you can also store groceries in them is totally a bonus. Sometimes we tear through the stores at the speed of light and mom lingers far behind so no one will know she is related to us. (hehe)
We are always on the lookout for new educational opportunities on the road. In Cumberland Gap, we spent a few hours one morning at the Abraham Lincoln University.
Reading in the library…ah, the library-always a Bontrager’s favorite place to be!
We had never been to this part of Virginia before and the mountains were so beautiful!
One night we were driving on the interstate, on our way from Virginia to North Carolina, when suddenly a car swerved over and ran into the front end of our bus. The car was smashed in but still able to drive and the person never stopped but just drove off.
The front end of our bus was damaged considerably but we were thankful for God’s protection because it could’ve been much worse.
Another birthday on the road! This was a big one-Taylor’s thirteenth!
“If it ain’t red, leave it in the shed”. This is a Bontrager’s life motto. =)
Banana splits for dessert!
A family selfie to remember the occasion! Denver barely made it. =)
Taylor’s activity of choice was watching the college football national championship. So we got a hotel room and all piled in to watch it. Afterwards a few stayed and slept in the room and the rest of us stayed in the bus.
One of our sweet brothers bought this coffee for the coffee drinkers of the family. We also finally got a tiny little coffee pot for the bus because the french press hasn’t been working so well. So now nearly every morning on the bus you will smell the delicious aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Ahhh…reminds me of home sweet home!
Supper before a concert one night with dear friends in South Carolina.
As you can tell, we have been greatly enjoying the camera abilities of Carson’s iPhone. This photo was taken backstage one night while the pastor was introducing us. We almost missed our own concert. (whoops)
But we got some great pictures. Never a dull moment. Never. =)
Week #2 was also full of lots and lots of music practice, school, and office work. For some reason we don’t end up with as many pictures of the “work” time….probably because we are busy working!
Special thanks to all of the old and new friends who blessed + encouraged us in so many ways during week two of our tour!
“I will praise Thee, O Lord, with my WHOLE HEART; I will shew forth all Thy marvelous works.”