Work Hard, Play Hard

Wait? We’ve been on the tour for two months?! I still can’t believe it even writing this right now! It’s been quite the ride. From our first morning show interview, to participating in large festivals, to attending a five guys national conference, we’ve definitely grown as a team and as individuals! I can say we have definitely hit our stride and gotten into a rhythm that has made us a well-oiled machine! I still feel lucky every day to have such an amazing opportunity and even better teammates.

The team taking in the Chicago skyline.

This week we played hard and worked hard! We started off the week in the Windy City where we took in all of the sights that Chicago had to offer. From architecture in Millennium park, strolling down the Magnificent mile, and eating endless amounts of pizza and hot dogs, we lived like queens (king for Larry I guess). We even caught a Cubs game our last night, after finding out last minute that they were playing during our stay. It was pretty epic I must say!

After recharging from an amazing few days, we headed to Indianapolis for one night and then on to Monticello, Kentucky. In Monticello, we attended Old Fashioned Days at the local Save-A-Lot grocery store. This event is known for having old cars, tractors, food, and good ole fashioned fun. It was the 9th annual celebration and we had many visitors from all over the area. We also partnered with Second Life Church who provide meals to the needy in their community. Every week, they provide meals for several hundred people. Due to our $500 donation, they will be able to provide over 2,500+ meals! It was great getting to know the members of the church and meeting the many visitors that stopped by. You could say it was the bees knees!

The Team and Bill (church member) with the signature board.

The #tatertwins with some Super Fans who even brought along their Spuddy Buddy collection!

The next day we drove a few hours and landed in Altoona, Alabama for Altoona Days! This annual family-fun festival attracts over 2,500 people every year. This year, a country group called Sweet Tea Trio performed along with a few other bands. Even Sonny Shroyer from Dukes of Hazzard and Coach Bear Bryant from Forrest Gump made an appearance! Everyone was full of energy that day and the Big Idaho Potato attracted many visitors. We also had games like potato hole and potato trivia for guests to win some tour swag! After waiting five years for us to come, everyone was so excited that we came.

 

Overall, this week was one of my favorites thus far! I can’t wait to see what is yet to come, and am looking forward to another amazing week on our way to Washington D.C. for the Memorial Day parade!

Until next time tater nation!

-Kaylee

 

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