I’m a pretty good long distance driver and took some long drives in June and July. First I drove to Toronto and back for a weekend Canadian Piano Technicians meeting. About a week later I drove to visit Andre Bolduc in Montreal. That drive is particularly beautiful, going through wonderful forests in Upstate New York and passing by Lake George. My evening in Lake George was about as perfect summer evening as one could ask for; great location, great weather, great beer. When the pieces come together and one is in a position to notice and enjoy it, life can be wonderful.