We're rehearsing really heavily for Pippin. It's fun being at the Sondheim Center for a FACT show. I hope we can continue that every summer. I'm a little bummed that I can't be in any of the summer season at the Sondheim... they're starting rehearsals this week, and it's hard to not be in the midst of it all... but, I'm going to have such a fun summer, so I know it will be worth it. I can't believe Pippin opens a week from today. Eek! I like my part a lot though... it's fun, and my songs are a blast to sing.
Next, we went on the Mark Twain riverboat cruise of the Mississippi. We had sack lunches on the boat, and it was relaxing and entertaining. Here is a view from the boat:Finally, we went to Mark Twain Cave. This was the highlight for me. Our tour lasted an hour (we had a great guide and the kids were pretty attentive), but I wanted more! It stays at about 52 degrees in the cave all year around, so it felt wonderful after a sticky day in town. Caves fascinate me anyway, but this was the first one I really remember. Matt and I came here with Dad when we were little. I took a ton of pics in the cave (way too many, but, oh well).It was a long day, but it was worth it. We were gone from about 7:30a.m. to about 6:30p.m. Then I went right to rehearsal. Now, finally, all the trips are done. I really need to spread them out next year... for my own sanity!