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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

has it sunk in?

I don't think it has for me yet. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'm still in a slight state of shock regarding the Packer Super Bowl win. Just watching the last pass thrown incomplete and realizing that at that moment, it was done - the victory in hand. It was almost too much I think. Such a long season with so many injuries and so many different ups and downs, and now here we are - champions for the foreseeable future (lockout pending). Just a tad bit nuts.

Flights back home this weekend were fairly ok - was my first IAD to SFO trip, all six hours of it. It's hard to be back home and be back to work, but I don't have much choice in that matter at this point. I found myself trying to calculate how long our forefathers would have taken to get to San Fran on horse...or carriage.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know about our forefathers, but I know how long it took in 1920:

    Dwight Eisenhower had long realized the importance of highways, even before he became president in 1953. In 1919 as a young lieutenant colonel in the army he had accompanied the first transcontinental military motor convoy from Washington, DC, to San Francisco. Like most American motorists, the soldiers traveled on dirt roads and crumbling bridges; it took about two months for them to cross the country. And years later, during World War II, he observed the advantages of the German autobahn network, which made for safe and efficient mobility.

    The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1954 set aside $175 million for the construction of an interstate highway system. However, even more money was needed for the system that Eisenhower envisioned, and he continued to press for funds.