The past two weeks have been absolutely unbelievable. I'll admit that unbelievable is an over used word, but I have witnessed 3 things that I thought I would never see in my lifetime. Let's look back...
Item #1: This started Monday October 27th and actually took over 50 hours to complete. I was present at the first ever suspended World Series game which resulted in the Philadelphia Phillies winning the championship. If you are not a Philadelphia sports fan, this one might be tough to understand. Philadelphia had the longest championship drought of any city that teams in all four major professional sports leagues (MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA). The drought covered 25 years and 98 professional seasons. I was there for Game 5 part 1 on Monday night, Game 5 part 2 on Wednesday night, and the championship parade on Friday.
Item #2: Barack Obama wins the presidential election. It was sure to be history in the making as our country chose between an African American President and a female Vice-President. Record crowds headed to the polls and the nation spoke. Though many would say we are still far from total equality in this nation, we proved that all men are in deed created equal. No longer shall the color of someone's skin limit the heights to which they can rise.
Item #3: A hot topic of conversation for quite some time has been gas prices. It was not long ago that many Americans were paying $4.00 or more for a gallon of gas. This became a major concern for most of us as we have seen our budgets get tighter. The past few months we have seen gasoline prices drifted downward. This morning as I drove into the office I passed two separate gas stations selling regular unleaded for less than $2.00 a gallon. The prices were $1.99 at one station and $1.98 at the other. I was skeptical about seeing prices drop below $3.00 so seeing stations drop below the $2.00 barrier is something I never expected.
So yes, the past two weeks truly have been unbelievable. It makes me wonder what we might be in store for next. Whatever it is, I cannot wait to see it.