This was our first time at the Lodi Eagles Lodge. It's a really nice place with a very large dance floor. We had been preparing for this show for several weeks. Michael's granddaughters were visiting and he took the night off to be with them. So. That left Steve filling in. And, he did a great job!!
We were very happy to see some of our Stockton/Lodi friends there, it's always a pleasure to see familiar faces. In fact, Karen and Dieter were there again for the second night in a row. That was so special!!
It was snowing at our house when we left and during one of the breaks John called home and Patty told him that it was snowing and that the power was out!! That was NOT good. The next day we were booked at Pine Mountain Lake in Groveland...up in the mountains. We had some concern about getting there. John decided to stay at a friend's house in the valley and we all planned to meet up the next day and caravan to the gig.
While Steve did a wonderful job filling in for Michael...all the extra solos with his harp and the guitar rifs....we missed Michael terribly!
The Eagles were so nice and wanted to book us for New Year's Eve. But, we were already booked. As we went through the calendar, we were not able to find a date for them. Hopefully we will be able to go back sometime in the future. It's nice to try and keep the calendar full, but it's also hard when you want to book something and you don't have any open dates!!