Except from the Governor’s Office, That Is
St. Peter, MN
Yesterday was another beautiful day on Dave. My only regret with my schedule is that it forces me to stay mostly on the interstate motorways, preventing me from experiencing the locales I’m riding past.
I used a McOffice in St. Peter, Minnesota to clear email and have lunch – the side salads are pretty good, and an elderly grandmother attendant came over with a handful of McDonald’s mints for me. Really sweet.
Riding through South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin really bring home the scope of US agriculture.
St. Paul, MN
I did have a good experience at the Minnesota state capitol, though. While Governor Pawlenty was in Iowa, I had a great conversation with his assistant about the importance of prostate cancer testing.
After that meeting, she suggested I touch base with the press pool in the basement. And did, and it reminded my of my time in Army intelligence.
I hit the offices at about 4 pm and gave everyone my 1 minute pitch and my “hooks.” I got lots of interest in the topic, but every one was “heads down” writing on deadlines for the evening news deadlines to I had no takers.
My New Plan
Having broken the code on timing for interacting with journalists. I decided to push on toward Madison, WI, and position myself for arriving mid-morning on Friday. I got as far as Warrens, WI – about 415 miles total on the day, which was my limit. But, only 111 miles in Madison; a piece of cake for Friday.
Ah, the Best Laid Plans. . . .
I awakened this morning at 5:15 to the sound of thunder and the flash of lightening. It was beautiful yesterday afternoon, but a thunderstorm system caught up with me over night.
I’m writing this at 7 am, waiting for the system to pass. The forecast for the Warren / Madison area for the next four hours is severe thunderstorms, hail, and flash flooding. I’m having another cup of joe and delaying takeoff:-)
Are You Tracking Your PSA?
If you haven’t already, download a PSA Tracker from 29000men.org
, and enter your most recent three PSA test results.
Warm regards, Robert