A Trip back to Ohio

Adapted from Wikipedia's OH county maps by Catbar.

Adapted from Wikipedia’s OH county maps by Catbar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So in two weeks I’m going back to Mt Vernon, Ohio.  It’s been 1 year, 1 month, and approx 6 days since I’ve been in Ohio.  The move was bitter-sweet but I don’t regret it.  I miss some of my dear friends from the central Ohio area.  I even miss sometimes the people who don’t have opinions.

So I’m taking a red-eye flight that leaves Wednesday night and will get me into Columbus bright and early Thursday morning.  I’ll get my little rental car and spend Thursday and Friday in Columbus, Ohio.  Thursday I’ll hang out with my friends Brian and Stan. While Friday I’m going to spend the evening with my buddy Mark.  I would have made some party animal joke but that would be a bold face lie.  So I’ll hang out and get some Jeni’s Ice Cream.  Who am I kidding I’ll be stopping there several times!  Maybe find a pool if the weather is nice and lay out and relax some while everyone is at work.

Then Saturday I’ll travel up to the hills of Knox county and stay with my fabulous friend Toni.  She lives maybe 5 miles away from my parents so it will be close to them.  It will be good to catch up with her and other family members.  I’ll try to make a quick visit up to Butler, Ohio to visit an Aunt and Uncle.  They’ve always been encouraging so even though I’m not their kid to claim I would like to them to know that I’m doing OK.

So it could be a pretty busy weekend. Hopefully I get some patio/deck time to chill out and reall

y hang out with some friends and family.  Life has been fairly busy and the next month is especially busy with performing and parades.  Hauling that Tuba around is no easy task!


Hello everyone!

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So I’m Tuba and I’m going to start a journey in my life that many think is scary.  I’m all for change and adventure so follow me as I travel across the US to San Francisco.  I’ve been going there for years but now I’ve made the decision to move there.  I have a whole support network already set up so all I have to do is show up and find a job.  Of course finding a job today is going to be somewhat a challenge.

So I leave Friday April 1st for a four day trip across the US.  I plan on stopping in Oklahoma City, OK, Flagstaff, AZ, and Las Vegas, NV to spend the night and get some much needed sleep.  I’ll try to make postings each day and let people know how the trip has gone.  I’ll try to include some pictures as well.

My friend Ray will be traveling along with me.  This should be interesting and a laugh a minute.  Ray and I have known each other since out days in College.  At Otterbein University we were fraternity brothers in Sigma Delta Phi and good friends.  Luckily for me we’re still great friends and enjoy spending time together. I’m sure there will be some great pictures of the two of us ‘yucking’ it up as we try to keep each other going on this trip.