We performed in Tooele, Utah. The folks at Tooele Springs Calvary Chapel were awesome- they even lit their backdrop in colors to match our show! Here's a before shot:
Normally, the most difficult part of our show is the load-in and load-out. We have a 17 foot trailer packed to the gills with large, heavy road cases. For this show, though, Pastor Chris arranged for some extra guys to be on hand and help with that part! It's always a blessing when that happens. And, Pastor Chris was kind enough to set us up with a room at a very nice hotel. It's REALLY a blessing when that happens! This hotel had a race car on display in the lobby- quite a hit with Eli:
Thanks again to everyone in Tooele! We can't wait to return!
So- quick story that I forgot to mention a few days ago. Take a look at the kids here:
Isolated incident, right? Well, the very next evening, we're in Kansas, and we're moving the loaded cart off of the elevator at about 1 AM. Fortunately no kids were on board this time because as we make a turn, the entire cart tumbles over with a deafening crash. A large picture is knocked off the wall and the melted ice spills from our cooler, leaving a huge puddle on the carpet outside the elevator.
Needless to say, it might take some time before I can convince the kids that I still have cart driving skills!
This morning we headed out through northern Utah toward Oregon for our upcoming show in Pendleton. The scenery here is beautiful!
Our plan was to stop for the night near Twin Falls, Idaho. Now, we love to find out what there is to see and do in all the different areas of the country. What's in Twin Falls? Well, if you're ever out this way, check out the unbelievable Shoshone Falls:
But, that's not all- there was an added bonus. Several blog entries ago, I told of our visit to the Evel Knievel museum in Topeka, Kansas. One of the things on display there was his "skycycle" which he used in an attempt to jump the snake river canyon in Idaho. Here's a shot of that stunt taking place in 1974:
. . . and here I am today:
So, it's been an incredible day for us. We are truly blessed that our entire family gets to see so many parts of this great country. Tomorrow we head further west towards Oregon. Our show is in Pendleton, two days from now- we can't wait!