Sunday Tony and I rode out...way out... to visit a potential boarding kennel for the dogs Lucy and Abbey. The girl's usual "home away from home" boarding kennel is closing after 20 years, and I've been frantically searching for a new place for them to camp out when Tony and I are both out of town. Since he and I are going to be riding the bikes back from Key West, Florida in a couple of weeks, the girls will need a new place to stay for about a month, and I've not liked any of the places I've visited so far. However, this one came highly recommended by our neighbor and fellow dog worshiper, and although it was 55 miles out of town I thought it was worth checking out.
Remember the May blizzard in Utah and the June snow on the pass while I was riding? This is GLOBAL WARMING MY ASS! Part 2. It's July. It's sunny. The thermometer on the garage said 70. It was 11am. I figured that a short sleeve shirt would be fine. It wasn't. As soon as we started heading south, it got somewhat cloudy and cool, and at 50mph on the bike, it was cold. Freezing cold. You know how Wallgreens and Rite Aid pharmacies always have cheap-ass t-shirts and sweat shirts on sale? I figured that we could swing into one and get a $5 sweat to keep warm the rest of the day with. Wrong. They had lots of flip flops and tanks, but no sweat shirts, after all WHO THE HELL STOCKS SWEAT SHIRTS IN JULY?!?!? So after two stops, we gave up and headed to the boarding kennel. And after touring it and finding it to our liking, signed the girls up for drop off next Friday and headed back to Seattle. If anything it had cooled off even more! At the first major town we pulled into a Fred Meyer and found sweats that were buy one get one half price. $45 dollars later we were back on the bike and warm enough to finish the 50 miles back to Seattle. The next God Damn, Prius Driving, Tree Hugging, Ex Hippie, Vegetarian, Granola Eating, Environmentalist who tells me that "Climate Change Is Real" is going to get a $45 Fred Meyer sweat shirt jammed up their ass.