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TransAm - Journal Tue June 27, 2023

Day 49

Pueblo CO, 0 miles, Rest Day

I went completely overboard yesterday and found two books to buy. It could be I’m loosing my mind, I don’t know. I’m excited about both. The first is titled Lincoln The War President, The Gettysburg Lectures Edited by Gabor Boritt. I’m really excited about this one. It’s a paperback, so it won’t be hard to carry. Better than that, I did not know that every year on the anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg College invites a noted historian to give a public lecture. These are serious lectures presented to an audience that has not made the study of history its life’s work. I’m excited because attending one of these lectures gives me a new bucket list item. The book contains seven lectures. I’m going to learn a lot about both Lincoln and our county’s history from this read.

The second book is hard bound. I know, what could I possibly have been thinking? It’s likely I’ll mail this one home. Sometimes you are browsing books and one simply jumps into your hands and there isn’t any way you can put it back on the shelf. At least that’s what happed to me yesterday morning with this one. The book is Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Since I know very little about Norse Mythology but I do know it’s a fascinating subject, I decided to get it. Norse Mythology has had a surprising amount influence on our western culture and I’m looking forward to discovering more about that influence. I decided nothing could go wrong reading a book written by Neil Gaiman.

Today will be spent airing things out, resting, resupplying a few essential items and enjoying a good read over a cup of good coffee. Perhaps what makes today so exciting for me is that it is a very different experience than being on the bike. That said, I’m looking forward to getting back on the bike tomorrow morning. I’m going to have a light dinner tonight and hit the road early tomorrow morning.

I had a lively conversation with Tom. He’s a smart dude and he can play the Marxophone pretty well too!