The tour is going well. It is a privilege to meet these troops. We do the show and then spend time signing autographs and taking lots of photos.
I heard from Robin that the crowds – maybe a 1,000 of our nation’s finest gathered under tents – go wild at these shows. But you wouldn’t believe the way we are welcomed and greeted. I feel like I should be cheering for them.
I also ate in the mess hall with some troops. They seemed surprised that I order a cheeseburger for lunch.
I’m lucky to meet these men and women. Their stories are incredible. I’m struck by their bravery and courage.
The weather here is mild – in the 60’s – and not at all as hot as I expected.
Time to hit the hay. Tomorrow we are off to the next stop.