Sunday, June 5, 2011

St. Paul - First Day of the Trip

Woke up on time, picked up my dad, and made it to St. Paul today. What a great start.

The Adventure Begins -
I felt a bit like Rick Moranis in Spaceballs!

My dad said he saw seven dead deer - interesting that he kept count. The weather was hot, stayed about 88 most of the trip. The bike is everything I had hoped it would be - the Germans know how to make a machine. In the ZMM spirit - it is a quality bike. I probably haven't recognized or thanked my wife enough for her support of me on this trip. She's at home taking care of the kids, has a test or two in microbiology, is dealing with a broken sewer line at a rental house and even picked up her mother's birthday cake today! How blessed am I!

Saw a few wind farms along the way. Iowa hillsides are beautiful. Aggressive drivers suck.

Looking forward to seeing Pirsig's childhood home and the Sutherland's home tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shoutout. We are all doing fine here and slowly adjusting to your absence. I am so proud of you for going on this once in a lifetime journey. I know you will receive all that you wanted from it. Just come home safely to us when you are finished! Love you.