Day 17: Short and Sweet

Good evening all you anxious people awaiting the arrival of your favorite choirboy!

Today was  another very relaxing day on the Western Lights Tour! We were awakened by a rather intense thunderstorm with hail and flooding. The cool thing was that it started at exactly the time the boys were to wake up. No need for the Stewart and Tristan to go around to all of the rooms – the boys were awake! Outside we found several piles of hail and the maintenance man was catching catfish with his bear hands and throwing them back in the pond behind the hotel.

The boys had a good breakfast. Even Charlie made himself a waffle! We all hung out in our hotel rooms until it was time to go – not until 11:00 a.m. today.

We made our way a couple of miles up the road and stopped at a rest area where they had, in 2016, dedicated a new statue called “Dignity”. We took a few photos and back on the road we went.

Our total drive today was a little over 2.5 hours. We stopped in Mitchell, SD to have lunch and then continued our journey to Sioux Falls. We checked into our hotel and relaxed for a bit before heading to Trail Ridge Senior Living Community for a performance.

The audience was very appreciative and I was thrilled to be able to see my Grandfather and his wife. The boys enjoyed cookies and we were off again, back to the hotel.

We ordered pizza from Marcos! It was delicious! We had some left over cookies to gobble up and then it was off to bed.

Tomorrow will be an exhausting day for all. There will be nervousness, anxiousness, joy, tears, smiles, laughter, hugs and good-byes. We are excited to see our families and to share our stories of the Western Lights Tour!

Not sure what has happened to the Jake and Sam Vlog (shoulder shrug). Oh, well, perhaps they muster up a concluding vlog for tomorrow.

We hope to see many of you at our Homecoming Concert at St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Until tomorrow…

To be continued…

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