We stayed last night in Monroe, Michigan. My Mother and Stepfather came to see our show in Michigan (and see the kids), so we all stayed in the same hotel. The venue is located roughly 3 miles from the hotel, so we were able to relax and enjoy some time with the family. The kids had a blast playing in lake Erie:
We headed to the venue. Today it was First Baptist Church of Monroe. Here's a photo of our stage setup before the show:
That's Paula's Father, Chester. He' came to Michigan as well and helped us load the show in and out. So, with all of those family members here, load in and load out went SO fast that I was fairly certain we'd forgotten something (thanks again Mom, Ed, and Chester!).
The show was great. A show from an illusionist was definitely a new thing for this church but we were very well received. One little hitch- the air conditioning in the church had gone out a few days ago, and was just being repaired today. We did the show in 84 degree heat, and if you've seen our show, you know that my show costume is a velvety material. It was definitely on the warm side!
Monroe is one of those towns where they have just about everything, food and otherwise. After the show we all went for dinner at Denny's. There used to be several Denny's in Cincinnati but they've been gone now since 2001- so when we're on the road, we always try to hit one when possible.
Back at the hotel, the kids wanted to swim. The pool here goes all the way down to 9 feet, so it's fun to toss the hotel key card into the deep end and see who can retrieve it first. The kids are amazing swimmers- I'm proud of them!
We don't have too far to drive tomorrow, so we're staying one more night in Monroe. Tomorrow it's on to our home state- Ohio!