The Overnight Drive: Tulsa to Taos

Posted: February 27, 2011 in Taos, Tulsa

Well, its been a pretty ridiculous couple of days here. We finished up playing in Lincoln, NE, slept a little, and then drove 7 hours to Tulsa, OK. We spent some time walking the city in Tulsa, came upon a sweet coffee shop named Mod’s, and then played our show at the Soundpony. The Soundpony was really great. We hadn’t really played a show like this one yet on the tour. It was loud, energy driven party music. We played our stuff, but we amped it up a bit. There was a big crowed in there, raucous and attentive at the same time. We loved it.

Its been a while since I have seen a group of people drink that much alcohol. Those people in Tulsa…they’re crazy.

We didn’t even start the show until 11p in Tulsa, and had to close the bar down to get paid, so we really didn’t leave to drive through the night until 2a. Todd took the reigns first, and took us 6 hours deep in to Texas. I stayed up with him for the first 3 hours or so, and Greg for the next three. We were all seriously impressed by Todd’s machine-like ability to drive through the night like that.

After the first 6 hours, I sat at the wheel and gave her a go. We ended up driving on some rough two lane roads for most of my stint, and then came upon the most epic one lane dirt road through the mountains I have ever seen. Err…the only one I have ever seen. It was truly beautiful to see the mountains up close like that, and since we could only drive 15 mph, I got to soak it all in while driving.

We took a break and ate at a little coffee shop in the mountains at a ski resort, and then Greg drove the last 30 mins or so. I was only on about 2 hours of sleep and was getting pretty loopy. We checked in to the hotel in Taos and slept. And then we slept some more.

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