You just never know what is going to happen at an Osmond Brothers' show these days. The photo is posted below just in case you wanted to see Donny when everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to him at the show in Marion, Ohio. At every show lately there seems to be a surprise for everyone - even The Brothers.
This morning, Merrill, Jay, Wayne and I loaded on the bus at 8:30 at the hotel in Branson. Kevin, our driver, was staying there too, so that made it convenient for us. We then rode on the bus over to the Caravelle Theater and picked up Ross, Tamra and Joe. One more stop in Springfield, MO to pick up the rest of the gang - Rhett, Scott, Steve and Gene.
The bus stopped along the way for lunch at a truck stop that also had a Wendy's. Merrill came wandering in Wendy's so I took a photo since everyone was commenting on his attire.
We arrived in Ames, Iowa tonight. Wendy, Rhett's wife, mentioned to me when she was dropping Rhett off to board the bus in Springfield, that she liked looking at photos of us traveling. If I know anyone likes to look at the photos, then I'm even more motivated to take them. This is Rhett after we arrived at the hotel tonight.
It's been a very organized and fun Christmas Tour because Scott has followed through and made it all happen. He's a man of all trades - road manager, sound engineer, keyboard player, singer, etc. Some of you have asked me who is in charge when Jimmy isn't on the tour and Scott's the guy. He even agreed to get some tools and try to fix our Internet service on the bus today. Not sure that the bus driver would let him though. Ha!
Everyone has been really pleasant on the bus drives - at least as far as I know. Kevin even smiles at us when we complain about some little thing that may not be working on the bus. Kevin is also an excellent driver. So far there haven't been any fender benders or close calls. I haven't even had to hold my breath, brace myself or worry about what is going to happen next like I do sometimes when Wayne is behind the wheel.