Our Alabama show was scheduled to start at 1 P.M. Those early shows are rare, but they're good because we're finished sooner, and so we can drive on to the next state without having to arrive in the middle of the night. Today's show was at a place called "Mission of Hope". It's a Christian drug and alcohol rehab place. Over the years, we've performed at lots of these facilities (one already on this tour) but what really struck me about this one is that they are a no-nonsense organization. They have very strict rules and they tell it like it is. If someone is serious about getting help, this would be the place.
When we arrived, there were several guys ready to help us load in. Even though there were stairs to get in (yuck!), all I had to do was point at a big case and these guys took it inside the venue. This has to be one of the easiest load-ins ever!
The show itself was awesome. We really had fun with these folks. They were an incredibly receptive audience and the message of the show was very well received.
As we drove toward Mississippi, we saw this:
We drove on into Mississippi. Along the way we passed this turtle and moved him safely off the road:
We made a stop at a Walmart to grab some things we've seriously needed for a while now. Have you ever been inside Walmart for more than an hour? We were this time! Honestly, I can't imagine how we ever lived without this place!
We also took this picture. Does anyone understand the reference? If so, mention it in the comments section. Major coolness points to anyone who gets it!
Tonight we're staying in a Holiday Inn. It's a VERY modern hotel. I think our room is brand new- in fact, Paula says it smells like Home Depot. That's fine with us! On the way to pick up our pizza for dinner, I took this shot- doesn't it look like a photo from one of their postcards?