Yesterday, I rode with Ian down to the Austin Energy Regional Science Fair, where he had was judged on a poster he put together at his home school coop on water molecules. It was fun to be there with him, but we actually only spent about 20min at the fair. We arrived there at 11:00 ad he was finished being judged by 11:20, and awards were not announced until 3:00. We decided to take a nano-risk of missing anything significant at the awards ceremony and go get cheeseburgers instead. The real fun, for both of us, probably, was that we traveled to and from the site on bikes, about 30 km round trip. You can see the route profile plotted below courtesy of my new friends at Veloroutes.org. Click here for the route map. Ian was on the tag-along trailer pulled by me on the Crosstown 7, and at one point on the way home nearly fell asleep. Needless to say, we were both wiped out pretty thoroughly by the ride. I call that just about as perfect a day as you could get.
I am a sub-slave, I mean graduate student, at UT working toward a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. I hope to graduate in 2009. Pray for me.
I love playing with my kids, riding my bike a lot, and making a joyful noise to the Lord with other lovers of Jesus.