1.31.2015

Winter Tour 2015//Week 2

Week #2 of the winter tour found us in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. We sang in several new areas/churches which meant meeting new faces and making many new friends!
Tear down time! Mitchell & Hudson putting away instruments after a concert.
It takes lots of food to feed all the hungry children on this bus! =) Having everyone traveling together means that our Costco shopping crew sometimes looks a little different than what it looks like at home! Its fun to have the guys help with the shopping on the road.
Of course we like to keep things fun. Didn't y'all know that carts were originally made for riding like this? The fact that you can also store groceries in them is totally a bonus. Sometimes we tear through the stores at the speed of light and mom lingers far behind so no one will know she is related to us. (hehe)
We are always on the lookout for new educational opportunities on the road. In Cumberland Gap, we spent a few hours one morning at the Abraham Lincoln University.
Reading in the library...ah, the library-always a Bontrager's favorite place to be!
We had never been to this part of Virginia before and the mountains were so beautiful!
One night we were driving on the interstate, on our way from Virginia to North Carolina, when suddenly a car swerved over and ran into the front end of our bus. The car was smashed in but still able to drive and the person never stopped but just drove off.
 The front end of our bus was damaged considerably but we were thankful for God's protection because it could've been much worse. 
Another birthday on the road! This was a big one-Taylor's thirteenth! 
"If it ain't red, leave it in the shed". This is a Bontrager's life motto. =)
Banana splits for dessert!
A family selfie to remember the occasion! Denver barely made it. =)
Taylor's activity of choice was watching the college football national championship. So we got a hotel room and all piled in to watch it. Afterwards a few stayed and slept in the room and the rest of us stayed in the bus.
One of our sweet brothers bought this coffee for the coffee drinkers of the family. We also finally got a tiny little coffee pot for the bus because the french press hasn't been working so well. So now nearly every morning on the bus you will smell the delicious aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Ahhh...reminds me of home sweet home!
Supper before a concert one night with dear friends in South Carolina.
As you can tell, we have been greatly enjoying the camera abilities of Carson's iPhone. This photo was taken backstage one night while the pastor was introducing us. We almost missed our own concert. (whoops)
But we got some great pictures. Never a dull moment. Never. =)

Week #2 was also full of lots and lots of music practice, school, and office work. For some reason we don't end up with as many pictures of the "work" time....probably because we are busy working! 
Special thanks to all of the old and new friends who blessed + encouraged us in so many ways during week two of our tour! 

"I will praise Thee, O Lord, with my WHOLE HEART; I will shew forth all Thy marvelous works."
Psalm 9:1

{posted by Chelsy}

6 comments:

  1. Ahhh funny post lov the pics an thoses mountains of a view from it looks so beautiful we always shall remember chirst an what he has done for all of us when looking at his most beautiful createions can't wait week num 3 yay I al lov ur guys blogs now matter what they are that always make my day bighter an me happier to love Ashley Evans hugs lov u guys an God bless u guys=)

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  2. Love this post ya'll!!! It is so much fun to see ya'll lovin spending time together as a family=) The last picture-wow...so fun:))) And the shopping cart picture??!! Love it! "silly" pictures are sometimes the BEST=)
    I know what you mean about bookstores...same here for some of us.
    Happy 13th Birthday to Taylor as well!
    Blessings to you all!
    ~Rachael

    p.s So I was wondering...why only CaseIH tractors for the Bontragers?? Just curious=)

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  3. It was fun to see your lovely faces again!

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  4. thx 4 the pics. i luv ur blog!!!

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  5. Happy birthday 13 Taylor! The banana splits look good! Ah a measum! Glad no one was hurt in the car nor the bus. Praying for ya all!
    In Christ,
    Lexi

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  6. I'm lovin the selfies! Keep 'em comin! :) ~Mary
    PS. Missing you ALL like CRAZY...

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