At dinner last night, we had an interesting conversation about politics, more specifically “why are you a democrat” or “why are you a republican,” assuming you have a political party affilitation. Our answers were interesting, revealing, and thought provoking. And I especially love that we can have a conversation like that without offending anyone. Of course, it probably helps that all of us are on the moderate side of our parties – at least I think we are. 🙂
We started the ride at about 7:05 a.m. when the temperature was slightly above the freezing mark, but it quickly warmed up. We stopped for the first time after about 15 miles or so, and stopped 4 or 5 times after that on our 93 mile ride. Tim lead most of the way, which was really tough on him. Mark’s knee was bothering him, and to be honest I was not sure I would be able to complete a 93 mile ride today, so neither of us ever took the lead from Tim. Here are some photos from our ride today.
To pass the time on the ride, we did lots of trivia. For example, how many states with 4 letters can you name? We came up with 6 of them. Can you guess all of them?
In baseball, how many different ways can you get to first base without getting a base hit? I think we came up with 6 of these also.
How many U.S. Presidents died on the same date?
How many U.S. Vice Presidents were later elected to President?
What U.S. Presidents later served in the Federal Legislature or the Federal Judiciary branches?
How many British Prime Ministers can you name? How many Canadian and how many Australian Prime Ministers can you name? After striking out on Autralian Prime Ministers, we didn’t even ask out New Zealand Prime Ministers.
We rode up to the Fairfield Inn at 3:30 p.m. and eventually made our way to Beth’s room for Tim’s daily reading of “Conquering the Borderlands.” Afterwards we went to a sports bar and had burgers and beers – a great way to end the day! Right now Beth and I are watching the Red Carpet show before the Oscars Ceremony, but I’m signing off now and heading to bed.