Sunday, January 27th -- Tiny Circus heads down South to begin Spring tour. Tour destinations -- New Orleans, LA -- Atlanta, GA -- Murfreesburo, TN -- Tampa, FL -- then back to Grinnell, IA for a animation festival in mid-April.
After packing the van and hooking up the airstream (complete with all necessary equipment for a month long adventure) we were ready to leave snowy Iowa. The Circus is excited to visit old friends on our route and do work down in New Orleans at Common Ground Relief.
We made our first above-freezing stop in Troy, Missouri to change the headlight in the van, fill the airstream with water, and enjoy a quick road-side snack break.
Landing for the night in Perryville, Missouri, we found our temporary home in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Shortly after bed, we were awakened by a tornado warning that yielded heavy rain for a short time. The heavy winds came in handy during our next day's ride, enabling us reach 21 MPG on our route to Hammond, Louisiana. In Hammond, home to SELU (and the history of adaptation) we visited some circus-member friends and then moved on to our destination of New Orleans.