And it Started Out So Good

I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it. -Jack Handy

Kylee and I got a late breakfast and then went to the Lowell Observatory. Lowell is home to many astronomical discoveries, from the discovery of Pluto to the first observations of the red shift in all distant galaxies – evidence that the universe is expanding (that was Vesto Slipher, not Hubble; Hubble observed much later that the farthest galaxies are moving faster – the expansion is accelerating). I’d highly recommend a tour.

Home of the original telescope at Lowell Observatory
Home of the original telescope at Lowell Observatory
Mausoleum of Percival Lowell on the grounds of the Lowell Observatory.
Mausoleum of Percival Lowell on the grounds of the Lowell Observatory.

But sometimes a good day turns around and bites you

When we got back to the RV, Keira had, well I’ll spare you the grossest details, but it sure looked like the shit hit the fan. After a couple of hours of clean up things were mostly restored. Then I went to the grocery – and the downhill run picked up some steam.

When I’m having a bad day I just decide … oh who am I kidding? I just go ahead and have the bad day. – Murr

Back at the campground, I was just putting the side stand down. The ground under the gravel drive was saturated from yesterday’s rain and melted snow. My right foot had no traction as the gravel just slid away and down I went. Yes, I dropped the bike from a dead stop.

Not sure if the pain is in my heart or wallet.
Not sure if the pain is in my heart or wallet.

Author: Murray Lisook

I'm the author of the Roamward Bound blog. In January 2013 I retired to travel full time in my motorhome which I've named Roamward Bound also. Before retiring I lived in Phoenix, working in information technology as VP of IT for Televerde, CTO at J.J. Croney & Assoc., and Director of IT at Del Webb Corp.

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