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Happy Monday - By Denise

Happy Monday!

Hope you had a great weekend. We spent the weekend getting to and from Aberdeen, SD. It's a lovely city, but not super easy to get to. We were singing on Saturday afternoon, so we decided to be safe and go in the night before to make sure we were there and ready to sing. Well, Friday night our flight out of Nashville was delayed 2 hours. Not a good start. But we did meet the group Kutless while we sat and waited for the plane. They are the nicest guys!! I'm so mad that we didn't get our picture with them.

Our connecting flight to Aberdeen was supposed to leave at 10:30 p.m. We didn't get to Minneapolis until 10:45. I guess they didn't realize how famous we were because they forgot to wait for us. haha So, we had to make a decision about what to do. We were still 5 hours away from Aberdeen. There were no hotels available close to the airport in Minny so it was either sleep at the airport and catch a flight the next day or start driving to Aberdeen. We made the decision to drive. So we said goodbye to the Kutluss boys who were headed to Rapid City while we headed to Aberdeen. Now Michael Passons our friend and piano player discouraged us from buying drinks out of the vending machine at the airport for $2.50, so we get in our 2 Grand Marquis and start heading down the road. We thought we'd stop at a gas station and get something. Did you know that there is NOTHING open from Minneapolis to Aberdeen after midnight? I mean NOTHING!!. I can't imagine what someone does if they break down out there. Needless to say, we never did get a drink for the road. About 2:30 a.m. we made it to Granite Falls, MN to find out their motels were all sold out for the night. Finally, about 3:45 a.m. we got to a town called Benson and stayed at a nice little place called the Country Inn. I was so thankful for that bed and for a bottle of water! The next day we still had 2 1/2 hours to drive, but the few hours of sleep helped tremendously.

We had a wonderful time in Aberdeen. The audience was super sweet sitting outside in 98 degree heat with a ton of humidity. We sang songs from our new release "Turn Up The Music". It was great to be with the girls and band. Our adventures together made for lots of laughs. We were thankful to get home Sunday afternoon arriving on the same flight from Minneapolis with our friends Kutless again.

This week I think I'll try to start getting things together for school. We have a few more weeks, but I feel like it's going to fly by. I think Shelley may be posting a yummy recipe tomorrow, so make sure you check out tomorrow's blog. Hope you have a fantastic day.

love,
Denise

I'm glad y'all made it safely! I'm sure you would have loved one of the trips Gerry and I took to Canada... lol... usually is a 16 hour drive, but in 2009 we left soon after a HUGE blizzard started and the whole trip took 30 hours. We should have stopped somewhere but we were afraid of getting snowed in if we stopped moving. lol. At least we had power in Canada, though... everybody back home lost power for over a week while we were gone.

Have a good week!
Misty Fagan