If you are one of the early readers I am probably out getting in a bike ride at the time you read this. I’m hoping to get in 35-40 miles this morning as my final preparation for my Bike & Brewery Tour with Sojourn Tours which starts on Sunday and consists of six days of riding. All along I thought that this trip consisted of five days of riding, so I had to scramble to get one more kit packed. It’s time for me to start paying attention to details again.
Plywood Presents Is Over
Yesterday’s session was better than Tuesday night’s, but I am still on the fence whether or not I will attend next year’s in August of 2017. I did score two free books yesterday, one of which I have packed for my upcoming trip.
After the event I met up with ITP-Reader Stacy at Park Bar. Because I didn’t know how long we’d be hanging out, and there was a threat of rain, I moved my car from one parking lot to another. I pulled into the second lot and found that they wanted to charge me $15 for up to four hours of parking. I balked at this attempted off-highway robbery. I noticed that there was on-street parking, which was only $2/hour, and I was able to use the ParkMobile app to make my payment. To be certain that I’d have plenty of time I purchased four hours, thus saving myself $7.
It was really good catching up with Stacy over a few beers and dinner.
ITP Flickr Pic
“OlÃ©, OlÃ©, OlÃ©” (Humeston, Iowa, United States)
“Mystic Iowa’s Old Fire Station” (Mystic, Iowa, United States)
“The Big Kernel” (New York, Iowa, United States)
On My Way To Vermont
Tonight, now that Delta has pushed back my flight, I’ll be headed to Vermont. I’ll have one day in Burlington to myself before I meet up on Sunday with the group with whom I will be riding. Because Burlington is an inexplicably expensive place to stay I am going to try staying at a hostel tonight and tomorrow.
As is always the case when I travel I’m almost completely packed as I write this.
More House Woes
The ITP Estate’s air conditioning is struggling again. When I return from Vermont I need to call the company that originally installed the new compressor and blower and get them to fix it. I’m so tired of having to deal with house issues…
Hope you all have a wonderful Friday, I’ll be checking in routinely today, and a wonderful weekend. Unlike Iowa I will be staying in hotels in Vermont so I should be able to blog regularly next week.