As nice as it is to meet new friends along the way. It’s very comforting and relaxing to be around old friends (sorry, friends of long-standing) the years seem to melt away and it’s just like we were back in college harassing each other laughing together and enjoying each other‘s company. I’ve got a couple of days of rest in Minneapolis while I wait for my brother to get here. I’ll be able to take my bike in for some maintenance and just enjoy spending time with Rick and Nancy at their house. Rick is a great cook and he is spoiling me. It might be difficult to leave. The only thing making it easier to leave is knowing that will see Rick and Nancy and the rest of our college friends in November when we get together for a Virginia Tech football game in Blacksburg. Go Hokies!!