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Wednesday, Feb 7, 2007 from Nebraska City, Nebraska
Posted: Feb 7, 2007 | 322 words | 0 Comments
Today is day #158 on the road. That’s a lot of days, especially considering I’ve slept in about 35 different places, have driven 14,000 miles, and haven’t been familiar with any town for longer than a week. It’s been 158 days of moving non-stop living out of my duffle bag. The road goes on and I’m loving it!
Another day driving, only about 3.5 hours from Loup City to Nebraska City. My goal was to stay off the interstate at a slower pace listening to some of my favorite tunes on my iPod that I haven’t listened to in a long time. The Compass rocked out with my music on a sunny beautiful day. It felt like spring at a whopping 44 degrees (about 80 degrees warmer than the wind chill back home in Baraga). I was ready to break out my shorts and sunscreen. The sun was warm enough that I was able to turn the temperature dial to blue for the first time in quite a while. It was a good drive at 29.6 mpg.
The highlight of the drive came somewhere along Highway 34 between York and Lincoln. A middle-aged couple driving by in a gold minivan had been driving behind me for a little while. At one point when I looked at my rearview mirror I thought they were giving me a thumbs up. Sure enough, a few minutes later they were passing me giving me a couple big thumbs up as I looked over at them. That really makes a good day a great day and a great day an amazing day. When people see the map on the side of the car they can see that I’ve been quite a long distance by now. Thanks for the support and encouragement.
And a quote I saw on TV in the last couple nights: “Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” Booker T. Washington.