Life Is A Highway

Life Is A Highway, originally uploaded by aeromat.

This path will almost take me to beach. Freaking awesome. Plan on at least 10 miles today.

UPDATE: Part of the reason I went for a ride today was to clear my mind of what’s been going on with the job situation. Exercise aside, I just needed a few hours to myself to enjoy the wind in my face and forget about the reality of what happened on Tuesday.


GPS stats

Unfortunately, the wind was against me in both directions. But that’s okay because the ride was everything I needed at a time when I needed it most. Even with the wind whipping against me, as you can see by the image on the left, I managed to log just over 16 miles round trip. That which does not kill me…

For some real fun, click here to see the entire route. It doesn’t seem like much from space but man, as I got closer to the beach (where I decided to turn around), the breezes only got stronger and the ride got harder. Despite it all, I pushed on and wasn’t nearly as tired as I thought I would be when I finally got home–some 90 minutes after I left.

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Anchors Aweigh

Yesterday we took Anthony to tour a real Navy ship in Seal Beach, CA. It was interesting to see one up close and personal rather than on TV or in a movie, and walking through there was everything we expected.

But the main reason we went is because Ann’s father is a retired Navy veteran and I thought it would be cool for him to show Anthony around the ship and tell him stories of being on his own ship, the USS Myles C. Fox, what does what, etc. Who knows–this may be one of the last times Ann’s dad ever boards a Navy vessel and probably the only time with his grandson. So in that way it was a special day indeed.

A full set of pics can be seen here, where you’ll see Anthony holding a real unloaded gun (that, not being a gun nut, I wasn’t real excited about), me behind the wheel of a firetruck, and Ann’s hair getting sucked into a vent. Fun stuff!

But above all else, I think this one sums up our day perfectly:

Anchors aweigh, boys.