The pace is quickening in Virginia. The last few days have featured beautiful fall weather. Temperature in mid-70′s. Bright sun and blue sky.
Everything is moving faster. Here’s the schedule for this week …
Thursday, Sept 13: I’m in the Holy City today. (That’s Richmond, not Jerusalem). Multiple meetings at the Assembly building in the afternoon. At 5:30 p.m., I walk down the hill to “Cha Cha’s Cantina” on East Cary Street in Shockoe Bottom, where I am hosting a small fundraiser. Hang out til 7:30 pm, then walk back to my hotel on Broad Street.
Friday, Sept 14: Meeting this morning with Sierra Club on a bill regarding navigation rights for Virginia’s waterways. (More on this later). Drive back to Fairfax and go to work. At 6:30 p.m., I’m out at Bull Run Regional Park for the annual KORUS (“Korea-US”) Festival. Exuberant dancers. Delicious food. Brilliant sunset against the rolling hills. Drive back to Fairfax to cut ribbon at new turf field at Robinson High School. What a game. Rams’ tailback rolls up 435 yards rushing against T.C. Williams. Check it out in the papers.
Saturday, Sept 15: Wake up early and get in marathon training run (18 miles) down Ox Road. After kids’ soccer games, it’s over to Oakton to meet volunteers and open up a campaign office for Tim Kaine off Hunter Mill Road. Then down I-95 to attend Mark Warner’s annual Pig Roast in King George County. It’s a beautiful drive. College football on the radio. Lots of folks there from all over the Commonwealth. It’s a 30-minute wait to have photo taken with Mark; a 2-minute line to get lunch. Guess which one I chose?
Sunday, Sept 16: It’s back! The 5K race to benefit Paul VI Catholic High School is tomorrow at 8 am. I’m running with two oldest daughters. Can’t wait. After church, I’ll have a two-hour window to do some canvassing for Tim Kaine from the new Oakton office. A brief drive-by to Sharon Bulova’s annual “Oktoberfest” in Lorton, then it’s back home to flip on the TV and some Redskins-Rams.
Man can’t live by politics alone.