6:27 am - Monday - September 19th - Likely, CA - 48° F, 86% humidity, wind 2 mph out of the east......cloudy, raining, and cold today with a forecast high of 63° F. On this date in 2013 TLE and I were west bound on I-90 in Montana......↴
.....Sunday was a kick back day as we didn't know when it was going to rain again, so we just stayed close to home. We watched an English Premier soccer match, and then I watched a little NFL football to pass the time. Yup, I do watch the NFL from time to time now that they have quit kneeling. The players are now allowed to put messages on the backs of their helmets. It's interesting to see who doesn't put a message there, like Aaron Rogers.....his just says 'Packers', as it should. There is no place for political messages in any sport, and the NFL did not used to allow that. It was the one thing I loved about sports, in the past......it was a politics free zone. Now, today, politics infests and festers in every aspect of life, and we, as a nation, are poorer for it. Living in rural America these past 10.5 years has been one of the joys of the nomadic life for us. You rarely every hear politics being discussed anywhere. People out here are somehow managing to live fruitful, productive lives without the aid of political hacks, and centralized micro managing. We are about as far from the influence of federal, state and local politicians as one can be in this day and age.