I was hugging and high5'n at the RNC in Cleavlend last year and met Texas Governor Rick Perry. It was the second day of the converntion and while evryone else was draggin' tail - Rick enetred the cafe - clean as the board of helath.
Not a hair out of place.
He wals staright over to me and says, "i hear that your atre the man to talak to if i need a hug."
Hell yeah, I repliy and from there we have a short conversation about my travles, biking texas and life. He then asks for a pictire with my sign and asks for a hug - which i oblige. He then leaves the cafe to go to a waiting car - stops gets out of the car - comes back into says, "Man that really is a good hug- can I get another ?"
While hugging, I am trying to think of soemting clever to say and all i can do is think of Bill Clinton's rsepnese after meeting him: He's a good lookin' man.
So after the hug is over, I look at him and say, "you really are a good looking man" and he just looks at me blankly and says, "...well, yeah" and we laugh.
From there he went on to do his thing at the RNC and so did I.
Mount Rushmore is truly an overlooked gem of the nation.
When I first bicycled across the USA in '02, Mount Rushmore was something I was looking forward to from Day 1- and it didn't disappoint.
If you haven't been there: get there!