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My weekend - Dan the Serene
April 6th, 2008
10:42 pm


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My weekend
They always go too fast. I took the GS out for a bit yesterday. I still haven't taken a photo of it. I left the topbox off, but used the GPS for the first time. [Note to self, I need to see if map updates are available.] I did about fifty miles just tooling around on the back roads around Clifton and over to Hemlock Overlook. Most notably, I road Kincheloe Road from Old Yates Ford Road to Yates Ford Road and back. This is one of the most interesting unpaved public roads in the county. I once rode it on my LT without knowing what I was getting into. When I was thinking of buying the GS I specifically thought of that road. I really enjoyed riding it and really, really wonder how I ever got the LT through there. Part of it was it was just too difficult to turn the dreadnought around on such a narrow road, and part of it was I was going downhill for the toughest part in that direction. I didn't know how lucky I was.

Last night I went to a party that was quite nice. I introduced Penny to a bunch of people, ate some good BBQ, and enjoyed the company.

Today was a very slow day. We slept in and hung out until around 1300. I finally watched some of the Kevin Costner movie about rescue swimmers, which is an MOS that fascinates me. Under other circumstances I wish I could have done that instead of being an Army MP, but the program wasn't even established back when I enlisted, my eyes probably weren't good enough, and though I'm very comfortable in the water and a former lifeguard, the limited range of motion in my hip means my technique isn't very pretty. Most of the movie was better than I expected, especially the rescue scenes, which really put you in the action. The ending was trite.

I was able to get the dogs out for a walk when it finally stopped raining. Right now I've got the dishwasher queued up for later and the laundry going. Life is pretty good. Not that exciting from the outside, but good.

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Date:April 7th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
I went and saw The Guardian with a friend of mine that is a former Coastie.

He said many things were spot on but some was pure Hollywood, and we both gagged at the ending.
Date:April 7th, 2008 11:08 am (UTC)
If you're zipping around Yates Ford Road and you want a pit stop, let me know. That's about 10 minutes away from my house. =)
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Date:April 7th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)

Not that my opinion matters but . . .

Penny was enchanting and I liked her very, very much. She was warm and friendly and I very much enjoyed the small amount of time that I spent with her.
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Date:April 7th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Not that my opinion matters but . . .

I think she's pretty cool. Chris also met her for the first time when we picked him up on the way there. His stated opinion was that he liked the concept of Penny when I told him about her, and like the reality when he met her.

BTW, I looked like a punk for leaving around 1100, but after dropping Chris off I didn't get home until almost 0100.
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Date:April 8th, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
Both my nav systems get very confused going through the mixing bowl, since most of the current exits are in the "wrong" places.
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