It is amazing that every year I’ve visited the Decorah Public Library the crowds just get bigger and bigger.

Reading Road Trip 2011

Someone in the audience had accidentally taken a parking spot reserved for “Mother Goose!”

Reading Road Trip 2011

This made her very unhappy and she sent some of her feathery friends to chase me out of the library.

Reading Road Trip 2011

I was able to escape just before another bird tried to carry me off! Luckily I had time to claim a fabulous thank-you gift!

Reading Road Trip 2011

Next, it was off to an outside story time at the Maynard Public Library!

Reading Road Trip 2011

Maynard is my home town and so you can guess who was there! Mom and Dad, of course!

Reading Road Trip 2011

In celebration of my homecoming there were even popsicles for all the kids.

Reading Road Trip 2011

It would have been the perfect story time if it weren’t for all the flies. Thankfully, there were some attack frogs ready to save the day!

Reading Road Trip 2011

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: When staying at a hotel, do not attempt to flush a boomerang down the toilet because it won’t “come back.” The only thing that will “come back” is a very expensive boomerang removal fee on your bill!