I had a wonderful time in Florida watching a little spring training baseball last week, but I should have heeded the advance warning I got from some of my fans.
I was told by several who spend their winters in the Sunshine State that the pollen count was extra high this year. Load up on your allergy medicine, they urged. Sure, I thought, but there’s no waythe pollen in Florida can be as bad as it is in Nashville.
It was terrible, and by my third day there I was so congested I couldn’t even whisper. Kinda tough to flag down the peanut man and the hot dog man when you have no voice. And don’t even mention trying to sing, “Take Me Out To The Ball Game!”
But the games were good, the sunshine was warm, I got to see lots of old friends and six major league teams in three different stadiums in four days. Fortunately, my allergies began to improve when I got back home.
I’ve had a couple of songwriting sessions since I got back, have been shopping for some new outdoor furniture for my deck, and have even ordered a new boat. I figure it’s crazy to live on the lake and not have a boat. I sold my last one several years ago. But then I remember from past experience that the two happiest days in a boat owner’s life are the day he buys the boat and the day he sells it. Stay tuned.
I mentioned last time in this space that I’ll be going on the 2013 Country’s Family Reunion cruise (on a REAL boat!), and somebody wrote and asked if they had to be a fan club member in order to go. Definitely not, although we’d love for you to be a fan club member anyhow. Just check in at cfrcruise.com for more details. It’s going to be a good one.
We’ll be on the Opry five or six times in April as well as hosting a couple of road shows. If we’re coming close to you, I hope you’ll come out and be with us.
Meantime, thanks for stopping by our web site today, and come back anytime you can. Oh, and it’s easy to join our absolutely free fan club. Just go back to our Home page, click on Fans, and give us your information. We’ll take it from there.
Thanks and my best to each of you.