I woke up at 8:45am… I can’t recall the last time I did that… but we needed to hit the road early… so we each grabbed a quick shower, then Ashton and I hit the road…. It was crazy driving through I-10, knowing how close we were to where the hurricane hit…. I wish we could’ve helped and done some hands on work there… but unfortunately there was so much red tape and liability to just go in there, so we were urged not to. Got thru Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana over the course of the day… It was my first time seeing the Mississippi River, which was cool…. what made this day so great was that we stopped in Houston TX and i got to see my good friend Sandra for a few minutes…. She and I have been friends for about 4 years… we both started out as Street Reps for Columbia Records back in the day. Onto Austin tonight…. We’re staying with our friend Ashley…. I’m pumped about the Austin show as my friend Dustin whom I haven’t seen since his band (Riddlin’ Kids) split up… he’s coming out to the show which I’m pumped about! I’m gonna sleep good tonight after this long drive. we were on the road from 9:30am until 1am!