I spent a great afternoon with my old friends in Pekin this afternoon. I visited them once before, back in October 2008. That wasn't too long after I'd published my first book. Amazingly, they invited me back again! Once is usually enough for most people. They had put a lot of work into today's event--everything from the menu, to the patriotic table decorations. Everything was absolutely perfect. I think they had a pretty good idea after my last visit what they could expect today, and the decorations certainly showed it. Get ready to wave your flag--Todd's back in town!
I had a great time last time, so it wasn't hard to talk me into taking the long trek over again. They have a secret weapon--a very powerful persuasion tool. His name is Chef Charles. And once again, Chef Charles didn't let us down.