Met a nice guy named Dalton this morning, retired trucker, married to his high school sweetheart, 5 kids, 14 grand kids, and drives a 20 year old, 800 pound Kawasaki.

He said before gas went up he could strap his camping gear to the back and ride all day for ten bucks, travel cheap. He's also a smoker, wished he had rolled one up for the trip today. Me too.

It's a beautiful day here in Tennessee. Still got a roach left from Carls visit last night, a little booze left in the bottle, and contemplating a trip to Illinois in the next few days.

I need to take the simple gifts life offers and embrace them, because that's all I got.