My buddy Bryan and I drove from Asheville to Roanoke yesterday to meet with a money manager. I went down a few days early to hang out with Bryan and his family. We were up at 6 to play racquetball, then drove four hours to Roanoke Virginia. The colors were absolutely stunning – reds, oranges, yellows, and greens – all shades. And big rolling hills and mountains. Bryan got pulled over and made a heroic exit off the highway to avoid the police, but was unsuccessful. $200 dollar ticket for 87 in a 65. I took over driving and dropped the speed significantly to the mid 70s. But I STILL got pulled over! For 74 in a 65! So two tickets in one short trip. Anyways we made it to our appointment safely, and 3 hours back to Charlotte and a plane flight back to Chicago and all is well.
Asheville was very cool – all about lifestyle, climbing, mountain biking, hiking, etc. Loved it there.
After rockclimbing so much last week and craning my head to look up, I have a bruise or weird pain on the back of my head and neck. Yesterday it seemed to spread to the side of my head and face and was a numbness and slight pain. And have gotten a bunch of bumps on my cheek. My buddy Spencer is a doctor and happened to call last night – shingles it sounds like, or just something that will go away in time. I do have red itchy bumps on the backs of both legs too, not sure what that’s from. Weird.