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Day 53-54 – Jun. 3rd-4th: The Journey Home

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We spent Wednesday with my kids to celebrate my upcoming 50th birthday June 5th.

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June 3rd Dinner at Del Mar al Lago in Salt Lake City.

Like all good things, this amazing Texas tour had to come to an end. So, thursday morning we left Salt Lake at 2:30am. In a funny coincidence, while driving through Boise at 7am, my cousin passed us on I-84 on his way to work. Ann was driving at the time, while I was napping, when he sped quickly by us. He recognized us as he passed, so he sent me a text, telling us ‘good morning’ and apologizing that he was ‘late for work’. Then off he went.

Small world.

We arrived in Pasco six hours later, ending our54-day trip after 10,113 miles of driving. Thanks to everyone who made it a fun, interesting, education, and entertaining time!
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Friday is my 50th birthday. I’ve got posts scheduled for the next couple days, so I’ll be able to take some time off and get a massage :-). That’s a good way to start the second half of my century.

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25 Comments on “Day 53-54 – Jun. 3rd-4th: The Journey Home

  1. SE Pennsylvania Steve

    Happy B-day! Tell Ann to put only one candle on your cake so you don’t set off the smoke alarm…

  2. Rob

    Happy Birthday… Remember its true what they say about things happening to your body and mind.

  3. frankthecrank58

    happy hatchday Dave, I liked your thought on how you’re starting the second 1/2 of your century.

  4. Lew

    Happy Birthday Dave. I remember 50, sort of.
    I dont mind being over the hill, I just didnt know it was going to be so steep.

  5. Joe in Mesa

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVE!

    (I’M YELLING SO YOU CAN HEAR ME NOW THAT YOU’RE OVER THE HILL… OR MAYBE ALL CAPS IS EASIER FOR OLDER EYES TO READ 🙂 )

    I just wish my hearing was the only thing going south!

  6. mmdeilers Post author

    Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. Ann made sure that I knew I was officially old last night with gifts of a “Crap I’m 50” t-shirt, a special cane (passed down to each family member that turns 50), and other silly presents.

    I just read about a 92 year old woman running a marathon, which broke a record. I will be 93 in 2058. Running a marathon at age 93 sounds like a worthy goal. Best of all, I won’t have to start training for a few more decades 🙂

  7. Frank Porfidio

    Hey Man…..HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Thanks for all the work you put into this page !!

  8. Ted Jordan

    Hey Dave , Happy 50th !!!!! Pay no attention to all the AARP crap you will be receiving in the mail . Had my 50th a few years back ,what a blast!!! Thanks again for all your hard work and enjoy your Birthday weekend . Be sure to go for at least one scary Willys Jeep ride

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