I'm So Glad
A co-worker recently joined up with several other dudes and biked it to the annual rally/events in Sturgis, South Dakota. He reported seeing it all while there. All kinds of craziness and revelry. Also saw ZZ Top in concert. He says the multi-hour bike ride from KC and then back home wasn't too bad.
He made it by to see Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse sculpture. The latter is a work in progress. I've never visited this part of the woods. Would love to someday. I bet it is fantastic.
I have managed to tool around to many other places. Just last week the odometer hit 100,000 miles on the PT. Can't believe it. Two years ago I moved into a job role in an office that added about 22 miles each way to the commute. That alone is an extra 10,000 or more miles a year. That extended commute, of course, happened just as Hurricane Katrina made its arrival and gas prices shot to over $2 on a steady basis.
But, obviously, I drive much more than just to and from the place of employment. I think the odometer represents many exciting adventures, fun times, movies watched, dinners shared, and moments with family and friends. Maybe a bit of trouble-making along the way too.
And speaking of hitting the road, can't resist taking a quick sec to say so long to Karl Rove and in due time Alberto Gonzalez. I'm so glad we had this time with these two. I pray I live long enough to read what the history books will say about them.