Monday, July 14, 2008

What a blast that was.

Details to follow, but meanwhile, here's this:

Days out: 14

Shows played: 11

States driven through: 24 (MD, PA, WV, OH, IL, IA, NE, CO, WY, UT, ID, OR, WA, CA, AZ, NM, TX, LA, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC, VA)

Number of states I hadn't been to before: 5

Miles driven: 7,493

Longest single trip: Laramie, WY to Issaquah, WA (about 1,100 miles in 19 hours and 22 minutes - insane)

Avg price of gas: $4.11 per gallon (low $3.72, high $4.51)

Tour nickname: "The Wrath of God Tour"

Why: Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, lightning, forest fires, high crosswinds, dust storms, tumbleweeds and torrential downpours.

Best show: Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA, 7/2/2008

Best hangout: Glynnis and Angelo at The Towne Lounge in Portland, OR (home of the five dollar PBR horsecock)

Best eats (in no particular order):
Days until the next tour: too many!