And here's the view from near the theatre:
|I got a Droid over break and am trying to figure out how to use the panorama feature...not the best panoramic picture ever, but I'm learning!|
Fortunately, however, we've had great audiences all week long. And I'm not just saying that to sound positive -- we've truly had incredible audiences this week. Nearly every night has been a packed house, and it seems like the school orchestras we worked with this week were mainly filled with mature, enthusiastic, attentive students, which is always a huge plus for us.
Moreover, I was able to grab dinner with my friend and roommate from the Killington Music Festival, Ryan, in Manchester, CT. I haven't seen him in over a year, so it was great to catch up with him once again!
In a touring first for me, I've also been driving. Normally, I'm not one of the drivers because companies charge extra for people under 25, but I guess Dollar has this new policy that allows those over 21 to drive on corporate accounts. So, I've put in some cool drives this week. Most notably, I drove through Manhattan the other night, which was incredibly awesome and simultaneously terrifying. Fortunately, it was around midnight when we arrived in the city, but it was nonetheless nuts. New York is, after all, the city that never sleeps.
Today, I also did the drive from Brattleboro, VT, up to Stowe. It was a fun drive, not only because the scenery is the exact opposite of Mesa (i.e., it was mountainous, snowy, and covered with trees), but also because I made my car stop in Montpelier, the state capital!
|I think this is easily the smallest capitol building I've seen...|
|We stopped in a coffee shop and I had a maple syrup latte, a fitting and delicious choice!|
|New York, Paris, London, Montpelier.|
Got to run...I'm supposed to be at dinner!