Our day began in Orlando, when Silas woke sporting a Flock of Seagulls hairstyle:
This hotel was roughly the zillionth place we've stayed around the country. There's something that's always amazing to me as we travel- here we are, out on the road for a long time, nowhere near our home in Cincinnati, and yet no one is homesick, ever. Sure, you're always glad to get back to your own house, and it's great to see friends that you haven't seen in a while, but the important thing is that our family is all together- and that's all that really matters. As long as we're with each other, it's home wherever we are. Every day, Eli asks "Go our room"? Even the two year old is totally fine with our arrangements- and he's having a blast!
As we headed north, it was lunch time. Now, if there's somewhere unique to the area, we usually try to go there. Today it was Mcdonald's. What's different about that? Well, in Orlando, you can visit a GIANT two level McDonald's which contains a "Dave & Buster's" style amusement place, a 22 foot tall playplace for the kids, a pizza section and dessert bar, custom made omelettes, and tons more!
So, it was on to Leesburg.
Pastor Ron was incredibly helpful in getting everything unloaded. He also ran and got fried chicken for everyone- something we hadn't eaten in a while! He set us up with a backstage room, had cold water for us, and lots of other things that just really made us feel welcome.
When it was showtime . . . remember when I said that these guys were enthusiastic? Well, here's part of the audience:
Tonight we're staying in Treasure Island, Florida. It's on the beach, on the gulf side. So far on this tour, we've been on the road 50 days and visited 28 states- and in Florida, we've stayed at three beaches on two coasts. Did I mention that we're incredibly blessed?
Tomorrow we head toward Tallahassee for two shows there, then it's on to Alabama. We can't wait!