Good evening all you wonderful fans and followers of the Choirboys. You might be wondering why our blog post is so late this evening. Well, we’ll tell you in a moment.
The Choirboys were awakened from their slumber around 8:30 AM so they could slip on down to the Best Western breakfast buffet before it closed down at 9:00 AM. Today’s plan was to have a leisurely drive across the state of Ohio. No real schedule, but we wanted to let the Choirboys sleep in a bit before hitting the road. After everyone was nourished with waffles, eggs, cereal, fruit, bacon and more, the suitcases were brought out to our home on wheels. While the Bus Crew loaded our luggage the Facilities Crew went back in to check all of our rooms for anything left behind. This is our usual routine each morning. We got the go ahead from the Facilities Crew and we headed across town to fuel the motor coach bus. While fueling, the Bus Crew took some time to wash the windshield for Charlie – she sure is a beauty! Finally, we were on the road heading east toward Dayton.
We made a pit stop along the way before arriving for lunch at the good ol’ Cracker Barrel. We even saw our first Cicadas.
After a late lunch (intentionally planned), we board that big, beautiful bus, again, to continue on our casual, slow-paced journey for the day. We managed to make it past Fairborn and nearly to Springfield when BOOOOOOOMMMMMMM. UGH! Charlie quickly moved the bus to the side of the road and, sure enough, WE’D BLOWN OUT A TIRE!
After about 15 phone calls to tow companies and tire repair shops, we finally managed to find a place that could get to us within 45 minutes. The service guy got right to work and had us back on the road. We are still dealing with some of the aftermath of the blow out. It was much larger than the 2019 Tour and caused a little more damage to the bus. Nothing a little duct tape can’t hold until we get home. We think a wire was torn out, which has now caused some alerts to stay on permanently, but the bus is back up and running! PHEW! We are so grateful to have a staff that was able to act quickly and find a solution to our problem.
While the tire was getting repaired, the Choirboys played a little game of Name That TV Show based on the lyrics of their theme song. The Choirboys didn’t do too bad with it and even surprised a bit at knowing some of the answers.
As we continued our journey toward St. Clairsville, OH for a hotel stop, the boys chatted away, read some books and played some games. We then stopped for dinner at Hardees until finally arriving at our hotel around 11:30 PM. We had hoped to arrive around 8:00 PM so the boys could hit the pool. Well, we guess we will be waiting for another day for the water and our prefect is no too sad about that, LOL!
Well, it’s now 1:00 AM and I am headed to bed. We’ll be back on the road in 7 hours and are looking forward to our tour of the battlefields at Gettysburg!