Dawn and I went to Boston Pizza today alone; that is, NO KIDS! We haven’t done that in a long time. It was nice. We then went to Costco where I bought too many books:
- Roving Mars: Spirit; Opportunity; and the Exploration of the Red Planet by Steve Squyres, who’s a principal scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover mission, describes how the mission started and resulted in a success they never anticipated.
- The Golden Spruce: a True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed by John Vaillant is the true story of how an environmentalist destroyed a 300 year old spruce tree, then disappeared under suspicious circumstances.
- The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason is a novel that takes place in the late 1800s, about a piano tuner who has to travel to Burma to tune a rare piano for an eccentric surgeon.
- Cell by Stephen King is about a cell phone that kills people.