Spent the night in Brimfield, Ohio. The next morning I went into a coffee shop in for my morning cup when a woman in a moose outfit saw me leave the bus and enter the shop. She asked me what time the parade started. Parade? What parade? She assumed I was going to be in the annual Brimfest parade, and when she realized I had no idea what she was talking about, she insisted I join in. I was happy to do so, a few thousand people saw the bus, some even applauded with a standing “O.” A very nice hometown parade, what a great day!
The chief of police came up and said he thought it was a great idea. Ann, an inner city elementary school teacher, saw Bogart and came over to tell me what a great idea this was. So, the pendulum swings both ways, somewhat of a downer at the University of Akron, and then a great day in Brimfield, Ohio. Life is good.