Up at 8:30 and down to the marginal breakfast
room. Tom is there. The breakfast foods are bagels, sweet
rolls, and fruit loops. Susan and I shared a bagel then
went back to the room to check on email, Facebook, and get
ready for a walk. Susan and I plan on walking into the center
of Milford where we might scope out a Laundromat but my
back is bothering me so I head back to the room and Susan
carries on without me. Susan returns in about an hour and
says the main road was too dangerous to walk on so she was
not able to walk into town.
Everyone except Donto decides to go into town in Big Mama
to do our laundry and get some lunch. We go to a Laundromat
called Senor Suds and eat at a Mexican restaurant next to
the Laundromat. The food comes late and it is not all that
tasty. Oh, well. It is better than nothing. We finish our
wash under Susan's expert direction and head back
to rest and relax.
About 6:30 pm we once again, except for Donto, get in Big
Mama and drive 20 miles to a Cracker Barrel for dinner.
It's a good meal and everyone is having a good time
laughing and enjoying each other's company. A family
going to eat sees us as we are leaving and compliments us
on our show yesterday. Cool. We stop in at a Safeway grocery
store and buy some fruit and other supplies for the road
when Laurie receives a text from Donto. He says in his text
that he thinks he will not be able to finish the tour with
us. WHAT!!! Not what we want to hear, especially Laurie
and especially in a text, as we have worked so hard to make
this tour happen. Aw! Donto says he thinks he will have
to bail out on the tour on August 10 with only four more
dates left to play. His wife is having a hysterectomy and
he is needed at home to take care of his three children
while his wife recuperates. Kind of put a damper on our
jovial evening. We limp on back to the hotel to digest the
ramifications of Donto's surprise.
Off to bed and rest to continue the journey. We are doing
eight plus hours tomorrow to Tonawanda, New York. This is
very close to Niagara Falls. Hope we catch a glimpse of
I think it is time for a joke. Lord knows we could use one.
A minister is walking in the woods when he is attacked by
a bear. The minister shouts out, "Lord, I have been
your faithful servant for so many years. Please don't let
me die this way. Make this bear into a Christian".
Just then the bear gets down on his knees and says, "Thank
you, Lord, for this meal of which I am about to partake.