One of the perks of traveling is, in addition to meeting so many wonderful people, visiting some beautiful locations around the country. Today, I had the privilege of speaking at the Mid-South Catholic Leadership Conference held at Lake Barkley, KY (about 90 minutes south of Nashville, TN). Indeed, I got to spend time with some wonderful catechetical leaders, catechists, diocesan staff, (and even a bishop in the audience!) but I also got to enjoy the beauty of Kentucky (I especially enjoyed listening to bluegrass music in the car as I drove from Lake Barkley to the Nashville airport!). My sincerest thanks to all for the wonderful hospitality and for inviting me to speak at such a great event. Enjoy the rest of your conference!