Last evening I was catching up on my email (over 300) that I did not pay attention to during vacation. Did I tell you about vacation? Angela had a workshop in Providence, Rhode Island. We were going to fly and stay at the Biltmore, but then we figured that with the same money we both could drive and enjoy some alone-time for the first time in over 13 years. So we both took off in (start echo voice) "the minivan of love". So named because we were together alone, not because of any unmentionable acts in said minivan.
We drove straight through the night and landed in Erie, Pa. I really liked Erie from the little that I was able to see. We ate and a "Eat n Park" and then went down to Presque Isle State Park. I would move to Erie for this park alone. Unfortunately, Ike was passing through town, wreaking some havoc. Yes, the color of the picture is accurate. That is how wicked it looked, high winds and starting to rain.
After 2 days in Lake Placid, we took a car ferry across Lake Champlain to Burlington, Vermont, drove through Vermon, New Hampshire and Southern Maine before it became dark while driving through Massuchussets.
I'll add a few more pictures on my next post. Back to Ironman business now. As I said in the beginning of this post, I was looking through emails and finally found one from NA Sports. Clicked on the appropriate links and voila, I'm too late, registration is closed.
I was just stunned at first. I have sent an email, asking for a second chance. We'll see! But if not, I don't think I mind. With the summer I have had, I can just work on more triathlon experience and get a couple of half-ironman's completed. I might even form a team for Minnesota Border to Border.
Anybody want to be a part of a 4 person team? Steve?, Borsch?, Pharmie?, Rural Girl?, IronGirl Nyhus (and Greg)?, anybody?.