My day started very early; I had a 7:00 am flight to catch. I flew to Minneapolis and then caught a plane to Orlando – the land of Disney. The plane was full of kids and their harried parents. I grabbed my rental car and drove 2 hours to Gainesville. I am tired. But my room is lovely. Very spacious, cool prints on the wall, a comfy chair with an ottoman – big king size bed. I decided to order room service and just crash for the night. Tomorrow I start work on The Wizard of Oz, which should be fun. I’ve spent time in Gainesville before on another production. Its the home of the University of Florida – BIG football town. I was here last year on a football game weekend and the amount of alumni who come to the games is amazing. I saw them everywhere, sometimes in motor homes decorated with the Gator colors! I wonder if this weekend will be the same? You have to hand it to the Gators – they inspire extreme loyalty.
Our skylight sometimes bathes the Guardian Angel print in beautiful light. Its as if a spotlight has been aimed right at the print. Beautiful. This Sunday morning finds me trying to get everything together before I leave on another trip. It sure seems like I have been traveling a lot. This time I go to work on two shows; first, Cedar Falls, IA to work on Sweeney Todd, then Gainesville, FL to work on The Wizard of Oz. Then its back home for a week, then off again for a few days to work on Oz. Then my sister comes to visit for our (hopefully) annual trip to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. We had a great time together there last year. The end of September and October will be busy!
But first things first, I must pack and figure out how to take everything in a carry-on. Flying to Iowa involves three separate flights! This will be a long day. Hopefully, I will be able to keep in touch on the road. We’ll see. I hope your weekend is restful and happy.