We are in Lexington, KY in a Residence Inn. Nice. Our good buddy hooked us up with a sweet room for like $100 cheaper than if we got it ourselves. We are headed tomorrow to Oneida, KY where I speak at the OBI commitment week.
Tonight we spent time with my good buddy and former pastor, Kyle McClellan and his family. Then we had dinner at Ruby Tuesdays with Wes, Nick, Julie, Isaac and Kyle. I've never had so many things go wrong at dinner, and may post more details on that soon (if I feel I need to vent). But the company was great. Van joined all of us for conversation after dinner with the guys hanging out first at Coffee Times (skim moka cap) and the ladies at the hotel with the kiddos. Then we all merged at the Inn for conversation to about 1am with an Ale 8 chaser. Yeah buddy. It was a great time with good friends who we first met while they were studying at the University of Kentucky. I haven't laughed that hard in some time, usually over some of Wes' hilarious comments about cardiologists.
Today we drove for 7+ hours, dropped a few bills at the SBTS bookstore (it's all about the Hamiltons, baby), spent some change at Ear-x-tacy in Louisville (which is a fantastic independent music store), ate at Stevens & Stevens Delicatessen (the Woody Allen and garlic roasted potatoes), and spent a ton of time hanging and talking with friends.
I may not be able to update much over the next few days, but if/when I get on for a minute I'll try to let you know how things are going. My first talk at OBI is Sunday night at 7pm. Then Monday through Wednesday I speak at morning chapel and then in the evening at 7pm (except I don't speak Wednesday chapel). If you think about it, please pray for me and the students at OBI.