Cleveland, Chicago and Fort Wayne.
Cleveland was a great time even though I let it slip that I was from Pittsburgh from on-stage. Well I said that I was from a town 142 miles southeast and thanked them for letting us borrow Ben Roethlisberger. One brave man sitting in the back yelled, "Go Steelers!" I think security ushered him out. My good friends from Perimeter Church, the Ward's came to the show (they moved to Ohio) and Debbie brought us a care package of home baked goodies (cookies and brownies) and assorted chocolates from a local Chocolatier. They even included a toy bus for Daniel that has a driver and 4 kids that are spitting images of his cousins Dylan, Jakob, Silas and Kilole! We actually got lost in the basement hallways of the church: hard to find the stage. "Hello, Cleveland!"
Chicago was Meredith's home church and as they had a church service that night we had to work around a full stage, but it was a good time: I almost couldn't shower because there was security guarding the bathrooms as it was the one the children use during church, they don't allow adults in at the same time. But they sent extra security, and I got a shower. Then my camp friends the Freemire's (45 people came from camp!) brought us 3 deep dish pizza's from Lou Malnati's. Beautiful. It snowed big fat snow under the parking lot street light as we walked to the bus.
Fort Wayne was cold, windy and in a Gym! But we packed as many people as we could in that Gym for our introduction to Fort Wayne: our first visit there. We'd run out of CD's in Chicago, so our apologies again to you Fort Wayners. More camp friends, the Harrington's (5 of them) and Cara Deitzman came to see the show. Cara came to meet Brandon: let's be honest. ;) 2 people refused to shake my hand because they were sick (thank you). However I still caught a head cold. It's mid-April! the North needs to thaw out!