Get your Kicks on Route 66 – World Naked Bike Ride in St. Louis

Today I needed to run some errands, including sending a package from the post office on Chouteau. Chouteau is on historic route 66, so I took this picture from the car this afternoon.

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In front of the post office, I realized I didn’t have change for the parking meter. I didn’t want to get a parking ticket (been there, done that) so I called across the street to some friendly looking guys sitting in a car and asked them if they had change for a dollar.

They didn’t, but they didn’t want me to be stuck, so they looked around and found a dime and a nickel and said here you can just have this.

So I fed the 15 cents into the parking meter, and went into the post office and sent the package. When I came out, I noticed the guys were still there, and I felt like I wanted to give them something for being so nice.

I rummaged around in my wallet, and found a 5 yen coin tied to a nice Japanese-style rope in a plastic envelope. I can’t quite remember where I got it from – probably a present from one of you reading this. Sorry!

Anyway, I approached the guys, who now were moving some barracades across the street, and I explained I was visiting from Tokyo, and I wanted to give them something because they were so helpful, and I explained what it was.

They really liked it, and then they told me what they were doing was setting up for the World Naked Bike Ride in St. Louis.

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It will be tomorrow night between 5 PM and 9 PM, and they told me I should be sure to drop by!

Maybe I will!

45 years ago today – one small step!

I get a chill just reading about this. I remember exactly where I was that day too. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on a ocean liner from Haifa to New York, so we couldn’t watch it on TV! But the ship sounded its whistle, and there was a party on board that night.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/20/333196066/45-years-ago-armstrong-took-his-one-small-step