Any time we have a day on the road before a show, we try to find neat things to see. After all, if you're traveling throughout the USA, why not see everything you can? So, north of Twin Falls Idaho, Paula found a good one:
So, it was on towards our show in Oregon. We stayed the night in Ontario (Oregon, not Canada) and had lunch at "Taco Time", somewhere we had never been. Eli enjoyed howling like the decorative wolf:
Remember the thing that always used to be on playgrounds, which was a round platform with handles (and mounted in the center so that it could spin)? You would stand on it with a bunch of your friends, and get it spinning ridiculously fast, while you desperately tried to fight the centrifugal force and hang on. I don't know what that was called, so I always called it the "Guaranteed-to-fling-you-off-at-breakneck-speed-wheel-of-doom". You don't find those on playgrounds anymore (they took out all the good stuff), but here at Pioneer Park, they apparently have a similar thing:
The time came to load in for the show. It's always fun to see things like this outside the spot we're performing:
Something really cool happened- when we were at the park earlier, Silas had invited a family to come see the show (Silas has never met a stranger in his life). The family actually came to the show! They sat in the front row and laughed the whole way through.
We can't wait to return to Oregon. Thanks Pendleton!
So, we faced 378 miles to our next show. We chose to get half of the driving out of the way after the show, which got us to our hotel at about 2:30 A.M.
We woke after a few hours sleep and drove to today's show in Heyburn Idaho. To our surprise, this was the second city in a row to use this form of advertising:
Apparently, when you're backstage before the show, this is the way you get your hair done:
The crowd here was incredible! There were lots of people who weren't members of this church, but had come in to see what this was all about:
The people were so nice! After the show, we talked with the crowd for quite a while. Heyburn was a new city for us and we're really looking forward to when we can return.
So, tomorrow, it's on to Pocatello Idaho. We can't wait to see all of our friends there!