Just before Gavin and I left St. Paul for our Dakota road trip, Gavin issued a challenge to Tom and myself: Let's see who can grow the best beard and moustache, he said. All three of us agreed, and here are the results:
Tom, who alone among us, didn't shave AT ALL for a week:
Then there's me, who gave a little shape to the whiskers:
And then there's Gavin, who on the last day of the trip shaved off what had become impressive sideburns and a wisp of a moustache, leaving just a few chin hairs. (Yes we need a magnifying glass.):
So who wins? I'm leaning toward Tom the purist as the only one who didn't shave at all. Look forward to your comments (or emails).
PS: This may be the last or next to last post from this trip, but I'll keep writing as I travel and as I run.