Sunday, July 09, 2006

Today is Sunday, July 9; it’s a show day

We are in Rockford, Illinois.

Photo by David S.

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Weather report and forecast for Rockford

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Today's Menu
Bagels and cream cheese
Breads (donated blueberry bread, zuccini bread, carrot bread, etc.)

Salisbury steak
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Green bean casserole
Cupcakes for Brianna's birthday

Taco salad with chicken and beef fajita meat on the side
Bread sticks
Apple pie

Chicken nuggets

Today's Schedule
9:20 Wake
9:30 Breakfast
10:30 Vis
Noon Snack
12:30 Sectionals
1:30 Ensemble
3:30 Lunch/pack/load/clean
5:15 Depart for stadium
6 Warmup
7:55 Gate
8:06 Performance
8:45 Dinner
10:15 Depart for Roselle, Illinois (wait, the same state two days in a row? How did that happen?)

Today's Cooks
Jody G., head cook
Lori arrives
Tom T.

Today's News

Happy Birthday Brianna S.

John L. and Tom C. drive.
Lauren and Sue P. sewing.

Rod this morning: "The board says we're still in Indy. We'll have to fix that."

The parking site in Indy was a 15-minute walk each way for the corps and the cooks. Seems that they're building a new stadium in the lot where we used to park and the old one was still there for the kids to perform in...

Rod says the performance was great and got a big response from the crowd. "It was nice to see them in a big stadium," he says.

They had pizza delivered to the parking lot for the after the performance meal. "The kids were incredibly -- I don't know the word to use, but they were extremely pleased with the pizza. Kids from other corps were walking by, saying, 'Pizza!' "

Good drive to Illinois. The corps got in about 15 minutes early.

Donations came from the families of corps members:

John W. -- the breakfast breads
Chris J. -- bacon and cookies
Becky D. -- cookies
Bryan B. -- bananas

A comment that cooks will understand: Rod and Bill spent about three hours in the freezer at home show Friday putting away and arranging a huge food drop. Since then, Rod has pretty much lived in the freezer "because everything Jody G. has asked for is either on the bottom or in the back." Such is the life of a cook on the road.

There are new pictures from the Chicago parades and from home show but Jody S. and I are still on the road and won't have a chance to get the galleries up until we're back home. Thanks for your patience.

As always, check for the latest official word on tour news, housing sites, mail drops, or other corps information.

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