What started out to be a an impromptu three-day, two-night trip to see my dad after his auto accident, turned out to be a week-long visit. Luckily I decided at the last minute to bring my bike. Even more luckily, I am a bike tourist so I have no problem wearing the same clothes day after day. The Feeshko, who is not a bike tourist, brought more clothing than anybody would need for only three days. That wasn’t luck; that’s her modus operandi.
I guess we only planned a short visit because we heard early on that my dad was okay and so were the two people in the other vehicle. My dad was lucid when the highway patrol arrived and the first thing he told the officer was “it was all my fault.” (It was, of course, but I’m sure his insurance company wasn’t too pleased with his admission.) He was transported to the nearest hospital where he was treated and released. My brother picked him up and he was feeling fine. They ate at Burger King and my dad paid no attention to the doctor’s advice to take it easy.
That sounded like my dad who, like me, is a Tough Guy. But it was all adrenaline.
The next day he wasn’t feeling so tough. He could hardly get out of bed with serious pain in his chest and right hip. He eventually got to walking around, but very gingerly. Luckily he did get a prescription of hydrocodone for pain before leaving the hospital.
So we nursed my dad for a week. And we had to give him the painful news that his driving days were coming to an end.
Anyway, between caring for my dad and writing up the Northeast Iowa tourism brochure, I’ve fallen way behind on grading all of your Cycle365 Face Challenge pictures. Perhaps if this Czar of the Challenge position was a paying gig I would have put forth a little extra effort. But it’s not, and I didn’t. I’ll try to be more diligent in the future. One thing I CAN say for sure is that you have all earned nothing but “A’s.” And I’ll be sure to note your excellent attendance and participation records on your next report cards.
For now, here are a few face pareidolias from today’s ride in MY Town: