We moved on to Tallahassee for two shows. The first was a small show at an educational center- nothing huge but we've been there for the last six years straight! On more than one occasion, it has been our first show in Florida that year.
Our second show of the day was the big show, for our friends at Celebration baptist church. We've performed there at least seven times that I can think of. Here's Faith showing what a gymnast does to warm up before the show:
The next day we performed in Mobile, Alabama. The venue was a huge Christian drug and alcohol rehab place called "Mission of Hope". They're very serious about what they do and they have a no nonsense policy. When we got there, they had six guys unload our trailer in record time. Ordinarily it takes a bit of time to unload (and we know what we're doing), but when you have six big guys and you can just point, it's truly a luxury that we don't have often- and we sure appreciate it when we do!
So, what better place for a magic show than a strict rehab community? After all, isn't magic just for kids? Well, if you've ever seen our show, you'll know that we don't do a "kiddie" show. Sure, the kids in the audience will have a great time, but we want the entire family to have fun. In this case, we had an audience comprised entirely of adults who are dealing with some very serious addictions. Our show carries a strong message about hope that is found in Jesus, and this place is founded on the same thing- so we were able to really connect. Over all, we had a great time!
This was an afternoon show, so we headed out right away to get some miles behind us before stopping for the night. On the way out, we passed something that we remembered from last time:
We drove all the way to Nashville, Tennessee and spent the night. We'll be here one more night before our show tomorrow in Kentucky. We like to stay more than one night in a spot if possible, because it's less checking in and out of hotels. Today, Eli made a friend at the pool:
Doing what we do involves a good deal of time driving. That means lots of car meals, which Eli has mastered:
Here's something else we do all the time- have you ever ordered a hot fudge sundae at McDonald's? Most people have, and most people don't eat the nuts they give you for the sundae:
So, tomorrow we head on to Kentucky for the final show of this tour. It's crazy how fast these trips always fly by. It seems like just yesterday that we were laying out the route, and tomorrow, it'll be finished. Now, we'll still be heading back to Nashville for a couple of days for some private events, but that route we worked to fill with shows will be finished once again. There will be one more blog post for this tour- watch tomorrow for final mileage, state count, and all the statistics from these past two months!