This week, on our international preparation tour, Tuesday night had us dropping in on the Chorus of the Chesapeake rehearsal in Dundalk. Then it was off to Silver Spring to visit our sisters at Capital Accord Chorus.
- Our starting points:
- Kate – at home in Silver Spring
- Lead Lori – at home in Dundalk
- Jenny – at home in Elkridge
- Bari Lori – at work in Lanham
- Our destinations:
- Dundalk, Chorus of the Chesapeake Rehearsal
- Silver Spring, Capital Accord Rehearsal
- Our park and rides:
- 95 & 495
- 695 & 295
The 13 steps:
- Bari Lori and Kate meet at the park and ride at 495 & 95, leaving Lori‘s car there.
- We are running a bit early, so the two go to the BP convenience store to get water (and some strange looks from the cashier wondering why we were dressed exactly alike).
- Kate drives to the park and ride near 695 & 295, picking up Jenny there.
- Kate drives all Lustre’s harmony parts to Dundalk Government Center, meeting up with Lead Lori.
- We warm up and sing a couple songs
- Jenny and Lead Lori hop in Lori’s car while Kate and Bari Lori hop in Kate‘s car and off we go back to the park and ride at 695 & 295.
- Lead Lori and Jenny hop in with Kate and Bari Lori, together again.
- Off we go to the park and ride at 495 & 95, where Lead Lori and Bari Lori hop inBari Lori‘s car.
- We meet up again at Capital Accord rehearsal.
- We sing a couple songs, change clothes, sing a couple more songs, then change clothes again.
- Jenny and the Loris wave goodbye to Kate and head back up the road to the park and ride at 695 & 295.
- Kate heads home from there.
- Bari Lori delivers Jenny and Lead Lori back to their cars and all head home.
Facts about the trip:
- In the course of the evening, Jenny rode in every car owned by the quartet
- Total park and ride stops : 5
- Car duets during the course of the evening:
- Bari Lori & Kate
- Lead Lori & Jenny
- Kate & Jenny
- Lead Lori & Bari Lori
So, the evening was more difficult to organize than our typical “meet at Jenny’s and go”, but we managed it beautifully. I don’t think we could have accomplished it in a much “greener” way either. What do you think?