Sunday, September 02, 2007

Hitting the Interstates

I like to say that my taxes go to four places - the National Park Service, libraries, the National Science Foundation and the Transportation Department. I suppose this is quite a selfish view of taxation, but these are certainly my favorite governmental services - or at least they are the ones that I enjoy most directly. One of my new dreams is to go to a different National Park each summer, I enjoyed libraries immensely in my less busy days and NSF funded my graduate school education. But it seems that, of late, it is the upkeep of the Eisenhower Interstate System that is the most useful function of my taxation.

Mom and I spent the day on the road, travelling with our cousin Katherine to Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. Katherine is finishing her senior year at the Academy, following in the footsteps of our Uncle Jeff. I have never seen a high school campus that rivals the impressive New England architecture and design of Phillips Exeter. We wish Katherine a very successful senior year on this beautiful campus!