3 Things Thursday

1. I went camping a couple of weeks ago, and we went fishing, and I caught my first bass!!  It was so much fun.  I can’t wait to go camping/fishing again.  I cooked the bass, and some crappie, for dinner, and it was so good.

2. My mom is getting here tonight!  She’s going to be here almost two weeks, and I’ve got a lot of fun planned.  We’re leaving for Nashville (#NashVegas) first thing in the morning, and going to see Eric Church two nights in a row.  There will Loveless Cafe biscuits.  There will be Biscuit Love biscuits.  There will be craft beer.  And a brazilian steakhouse.  There will questionable WW food logging.  It will be worth it.

3.  I went to Washington, D.C. last week for some industry volunteering that I’m involved with, and the trip was awesome.  We spent basically two days in teambuilding and training exercises, followed by a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill.  I actually did some lobbying while I was in college, so it wasn’t totally new to me, but having a chance to speak on behalf of the aftermarket at the federal level was an honor.

While I was there, I went out for an “oops it was supposed to be 3” 5 mile run, all the way down the mall, from the capitol to the Lincoln monument.  Beautiful – especially in the quiet of sunrise.  I’m sure that the people who live there take it for granted, but it’s amazing.  I’m a pretty patriotic person, but I think I hit new levels last week.

Here’s some shots from that run, and our Tennessee aftermarket representatives, ready to hit the Hill.  If you’re into cars, make sure you check out the SEMA RPM Act site to super easily send letters to your legislators, and them know how important it is to their voter base.

These are the devil shoes that did me in….guess they should’ve been broken in…oops

Shout to the department of Agriculture for my mortgage!

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