Today I was sitting at lunch with two great friends reminiscing. It’s hard to believe that it had been close to twenty years since I’d last shared a meal with them and, from my perspective, inexcusable. Luckily I have Facebook to thank for reconnecting us. As I was riding away, it hit me pretty hard that I had let that much time pass without enjoying the presence of these two guys. I made them a promise as we left that we’ll get together and do something, anything once a year. They invited me to a Christmas month ride from California to Mike’s Sky Rancho in Mexico, it sounds like a lot of fun, but I am not sure if I’ll be ready for it this year. I love their sense of adventure, though. It was one of those getting the band back together kind of moments, but it was way too short.
Is there a great friend who drifted away in your past you’d like to reconnect with? I hope you get the chance to connect, take the initiative; you won’t regret it. I feel as if this trip is re-shaping my future, helping me to remember what matters most and preparing me for those important next steps.
Thanks for your feedback
I’ve been very encouraged by the feedback you’ve given me about sharing this story, much of it on Facebook. Truth be told, this is probably a once in a lifetime chance for me to do this. In the future, it will be a great way for me to remember all the steps of the journey beyond just the normal photographs I’d take. One comment suggested I link the Flickr album – here it is!
Highlights and Observations from Today
- Scanners work better when you remove the protective sheet inside. (They actually work with it, but it’s not pretty)
- Starbucks is still a decent place to get some work done (though I prefer Panera Bread, there wasn’t one close today)
- When you’re 8 years old, it’s hard to beat Star Wars in terms of movie night entertainment value.
- Speaking of connecting with friends, I’m really going to miss Liz Strauss and all my SOBCON friends in Chicago this weekend.
Time is going by WAY too fast. I can’t believe Thursday is our last full day in San Diego. It’s going to be tough to say goodbye…