This was some kind of day! It began with the pleasant discovery that all the youth stayed in their rooms overnight as evidenced by the intact tape on each door. A lovely breakfast which, as is my custom on tour, included a Hampton Inn waffle and a little of what else they're serving (today egg and sausage).
We had a short drive to our concert venue, Elmcroft of West Knoxville, which afforded us the time to have a proper warmup and even spend a couple of minutes working on one of the pieces that has been, shall we say, suspect the past couple of days.
After a quick change of clothes, we headed for Baltimore. We had planned to stop at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Virginia, but we wound up stopping at this little Presbyterian church in Roanoke instead (which I'll tell you more about in the morning when I write the detailed post). Because that took a little longer than usual, it delayed our arrival in Baltimore (that and a slightly longer-than-hoped-for dinner stop!). During the long drive we watched Rocky I, II, and III as well as National Treasure. I believe we're set to watch Rocky IV tomorrow.
We did our devotional on the bus, so the youth went straight to their rooms and should have arrived just prior to midnight. They are, at this hour, taped in. Breakfast in the morning at 8, and we leave just after 9 for the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Should be a fun morning!