Today was also interesting in another way. See, we arrived in Mississippi after the show on Friday and spent the night. Saturday we performed in Mississippi, then drove closer to today's show, but ended up staying in Mississippi last night. Upon waking this morning, that makes three days where we spent part in Mississippi. Today was the last of the three. However, today was also a three- state day, as we woke in Mississippi, performed in Louisiana, and we're spending the night in Arkansas. That doesn't happen often!
We drove toward our show in Monroe, Louisiana. We had less than three hours to drive, which was good- we're really trying to enjoy these short drives while they last. Lunch was from Hardee's, yet another first for this trip.
I've mentioned before that one of the greatest blessings on this trip is getting to see all the big landmarks. Well, one of the neatest things is getting to see the things you discover along the way, things that no one tells you about. For instance, we passed a business with a big concrete gorilla. Silas was certain that life would never be the same if we didn't stop for a photo:
Our show went great! This was a very receptive crowd and we had lots of fun!
After the show, several church members took us to "Johnny's Pizza". It's the local favorite. Supposedly, if someone grows up here and then moves away, Johnny's Pizza is always on their list when they come back to visit. One of their specialties is the "sweep the swamp" pizza- it has crawfish, shrimp, crab, and everything else from Louisiana!
We were shown incredible hospitality by the folks here in Monroe. Yet again, I'm just amazed by the kindness and generosity of the people all over this country. We're staying tonight in Monticello, Arkansas, and tomorrow's show is in Conway, just north of Little Rock. This tour has been incredible- 38 shows down, 12 more to go!