We welcomed crowds at the Fort Dodge Public Library this morning with open arms.

Reading Road Trip 2009

They love me so much there they decided to paint my portrait.  I’m not so sure about my painters though…

Reading Road Trip 2009

The town insisted I stay until I told them the secret password.

Reading Road Trip 2009

Later, at the Algona Public Library, they rolled out the red carpet for me. 

Reading Road Trip 2009

We even had an ice cream social… on my head!

Reading Road Trip 2009

I was honored to have an autobiography written about me there too.  The book was appropriately entitled, “Funny Faces.”

Reading Road Trip 2009

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day:
It’s better to take a ride on a surly old mule than a bitey young rattlesnake.