Final week of spring 2008 segment of mega tour: Gerry speaks in SC, NC, VA & MD April 28 - May 3
Since leaving home early Easter Monday morning to embark on my current nine-state (MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, MS, LA, TX), 35-city spring 2008 segment of my six-year, 350-city mega tour, I've already driven nearly 7000 miles. And I still have seven cities and another 1000 miles to go.
So far my trip has taken me to Winston-Salem NC (March 24), Greenville SC (March 25), Atlanta GA (March 26), Jackson MS (March 27), Shreveport LA (March 28), Tyler TX (March 29), Dallas TX (March 30 afternoon), Ft. Worth TX (March 30 eve), Austin TX (March 31), San Antonio (April 1), Corpus Christi TX (April 2), Houston TX (April 3), Lafayette LA (April 4), New Orleans (April 5), Savannah GA (April 6), Asheville NC (April 7), Roanoke VA (April 17), Lynchburg VA (April 18), Charlotte NC (April 19 afternoon), Columbia SC (April 19 eve), Tallahassee FL (April 20), Ocala FL (April 21), Tampa FL (April 22), Ft. Myers FL (April 23), Ft. Lauderdale FL (April 24), Melbourne FL (April 25), Orlando FL (April 27 afternoon), and Jacksonville FL (April 27 eve).
It's been a physically grueling but spiritually gratifying trip so far, thanks be to God. Once I'm back home at the end of this week I'll be telling you about the responses I've been getting on this trip to my talk, "Counterfeit Catholicism: How Faithful Catholics Come to Realize That Vatican II, The New Mass, and Benedict XVI (like his four immediate predecessors) Are Not What They Claim to Be." I'll also tell you about the seven bright Protestant students from Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia who came to hear me speak about my conversion to Catholicism and stayed until past midnight asking me queston after question about the Biblical basis of the Catholic Faith.
During this final week of my trip, the "home stretch," I'm speaking, God willing, in the following cities:
1. Mon, Apr 28, 7-9 pm: Charleston SC
Holiday Inn Express
8975 Elms Center Rd, North Charleston SC 29418 • (843) 569-3200
From I-26: Take exit 205-B, merge right onto Hwy 78, go through 2 lights, hotel is on left behind Arby's in Elms Plantation.
2. Tues, Apr 29, 7-9 pm: Wilmington NC
Holiday Inn Wilmington
5032 Market St, Wilmington NC 27892 • (910) 392-1101
From I-40 east: take Market St (US Business 17) exit, left onto Market, hotel is 0.9 mi. on left.
From US 17 north: take Business 17(Market St) into town, hotel is 0.4 mi past Kerr St, on right.
From US 17 south: take Business 17 (Market St.) into town, hotel is 0.9 mi past I-40 crossover, on left.
3. Wed, Apr 30, 7-9 pm: Durham NC
Holiday Inn Express - Research Triangle Park
4912 S. Miami Blvd, Durham NC 27703 • (919) 474-9800
From I-40: Take exit 281 (left off ramp if eastbound, right if westbound), hotel is ¼ mi on right.
4. Thurs, May 1, 7-9 pm: Virginia Beach VA
4453 Bonney Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23462 • (757) 473-1700
From I-264 (VA Beach-Norfolk Expressway): Take exit 17-B, north on Independence Blvd (Rts 225 & 410), right at 1st light onto Bonney Rd, hotel is ½ mi on right.
5. Fri, May 2, 7-9 pm: Richmond VA (Ashland)
Holiday Inn Express
107 S. Carter Rd, Ashland VA 23005 • (804) 752-7889
From I-95 north or south: Exit 92-B, left at 1st light, hotel next to Cracker Barrel restaurant.
6. Sat, May 3, 1-3 pm: Arlington VA
Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
1900 N. Fort Myer Dr, Arlington VA 22209 • (703) 807-2000
From I-66 east: Exit 73 (Lee Hwy), hotel is ¾ mile on right.
From I-66 west: Exit 73 (Lee Hwy), go 2 blocks, left onto N. Fort Myer Dr, hotel is on right.
7. Sat, May 3, 7-9 pm: Frederick MD
Holiday Inn Express - Francis Scott Key Mall
5579 Spectrum Dr, Frederick MD 21703 • (301) 695-2881
If you or any of your family, friends, or loved ones live near any of these cities, I urge you to come and hear this vital talk, the most important talk I've ever given in my entire 22-year career as a full-time Catholic apologist. As with all segments of my megatour, this is absolutely the last time I plan on ever speaking in these cities.
Please keep my safety on this trip in your prayers. And as I said in my previous post, any donation, large or small, you might wish to send via check or money order, Visa or MasterCard, to help put gas in my car or pay for a meal or a motel room, would be greatly appreciated. Though we pinch every penny, select the least expensive locations, and eat groceries in the car to avoid the costs of restaurants as much as possible, when one adds together the cost of renting even inexpensive meeting space, mimimal advertising, a budget hotel or motel sleeping room, gas, and groceries, every stop on this megatour easily costs a minimum of $250 - $300 a night. AS always, we remember every donor and all his or her loved ones, living and deceased, in our daily rosaries and other prayers. Please help support this urgent speaking tour, and may God richly reward you, both now and in eternity!
In Christ our King and Mary Our Queen Mother,