We stayed last night in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We found the hotel late at night and it was a bargain- almost too good. Ever heard the old saying about when something's too good to be true? Well, our room was proof of that (after we had already paid, of course). There were curly fries on the floor (courtesy of the previous inhabitant) that hadn't been swept up by housekeeping. If it wasn't so late at night, we might have considered going elsewhere!
In the morning, as we loaded our luggage into the trailer, we heard a strange animal squealing nearby. The kids walked to the fence and discovered that the neighbor must really like birds. He had lots of big ones- turkeys, peacocks (that's what we'd heard), and two of these guys:
We drove 300 miles to Waterloo, Iowa. The show today was at River's Edge Christian church. This church is known all over the community for the giant steel cross outside their building. As it turns out, that's actually a cell tower. The church agreed to have the tower built there but only if they would build it in the shape of a cross. Apparently the city said OK. They served hot dogs to the community before the show- we love when churches do that!
Our load-in wasn't too bad because they had nice wide doors:
We've performed here before and we remembered the audience being great. Well, we remembered correctly, because these folks were AMAZING! We have fun at every single show but there are some that just really stand out because the audience is wonderful. That was tonight! Here's one section of the crowd: