I was needing some time outside after having spent too long indoors, and David wanted to give Mounira a ride in my car for her BD, so when other coworkers expressed the idea of going out for a drive this afternoon, it was an easy decision :)
We went for a nice little drive. I went easy not to upset my passenger and stay within safe limits for public roads, and outside of a pickup driver who got upset after I passed him to get rid of someone behaving heretically just in front of me, it was a nice drive (it was kind of hard to explain anything to him both because he wasn't in a listening mood, and I was unable to speak anyway).
Around Big Basin Redwoods, I slowed down due to reduced speed limits and people left and right of the road and likely to cross at any time, but I apparently made a bit too much noise with the car (well, it makes noise pretty easily, which is ok most times, but not great in the middle of a hiking forest) and got reported for "looking fast". Honestly, I was actually driving quite slowly there for obvious safety reasons, but I had my eyes peeled on the road more than at my speedo. Maybe I was a few miles over 25, who knows?
A friendly park ranger flagged me down after the report and told me to be mindful of other people, which was sound advise and pretty much what I was doing. I was not able to talk to him to explain, but he was satisfied with seeing that I got the message either way.
Mounira enjoyed the scenic drive and didn't get car sick, so all went well :)