This morning, I assumed my stop at the Marion Public Library would be a normal, run-of-the-mill visit.

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After all, there were plenty of familiar faces in attendance!

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However, that's when I met a new fan who had traveled all the way from Melbourne, Australia!

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She even brought her pet crocodile with her to enjoy all the fun!

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Next, I was given a hero's welcome at the Norma Anders Public Library in Dysart!

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The librarians even placed some of my favorite things in their display cases.

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A few fuzzy Wartburg friends surprised me by showing up for the performance.

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The only unusual thing was the weird hairy dragon-rat creature who kept trying to steal everyone's socks.

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Finally, I was met at my final stop by the mayor of Maynard, my home town!

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I've visited the Maynard Public Library every year for the past 11 years of the Reading Road Trip!

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They just built a brand new library in town, so obviously, we had story time at the park!

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And, of course, mom and dad were there to get their picture next to my sweet ride!

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Dan's Wise Advice of the Day: If your bologna gets caught in the sewing machine, someone is going to have some explaining to do!