Monday, December 7, 2009
While I was at the prerace party, Kim headed off to see The Lion King with our roomie, Amanda.
Pasta Party pix.....
The race started at the Mandalay Bay at 6:15 with temps probably in the low 30's. The start was very well done with a continual fireworks display, caged tigers, and the atmosphere and the lights of the strip. The 1/2 marathon is run entirely on the strip (though some of it is on the extreme ends of Las Vegas Blvd and there is not a lot there) with the full marathon peeling off at about the 10.5 mile mark. The full runs along some streets with some nice mountain views and then comes back into the finish at Mandalay Bay. It was a nice race, except for miles 12-19, due to a bad reaction to Tri-Berry GU! I saw Kim on an out an back late in the race and she was doing well (no Achilles issues) so once I knew she was going to get her 12 marathon goal accomplished, I sped up and finished strong. I waited around and presented her medal as she finished. We then did the same for Karen as she finished. We then cleaned up and met with some of our now Team Challenge alumni to celebrate Kim's birthday, her 12 marathons in 12 months, and some first time 1/2 marathoners.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I also was able to buy a 55 gallon stainless steel drum while I was in Springfield for the wine cellar....these things are expensive and I was able to find it used and grabbed it while I was in town...
Saturday, October 24, 2009
We are picking crab apples....about 20-30 lbs of the things. This should make about 6 gallons of crab apple wine. Once we have them all picked and destemmed, they will be crushed and fermented.....everything I have read says that these make a great wine....we shall see.
I bought several kits of wine from one of my runners....this is the first one of the 5 I am making.....just started fermenting it today.
Getting ready to start constructing the wine cellar in the basement....all of these will help start to fill it up!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The weekend in pictures......
The view from our room on the 27th floor over the Detroit River and into Canada.
Kim and I on the river walk.
At the expo....
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
We also started a landscaping project out front....We bought a fountain and some rock to replace the jungle of daisies and peonies. After digging up the bed and pouring a concrete pad for the fountain, we placed the fountain in place and added landscape rock around it. We had to run out to Lawrence to buy more rock since we bought all of it out at the Earl May in JoCo. We still need more!
Raw curing counter top.....it will look a lot different in a few weeks.
Operational... My latest gargoyle....Emmit.
....and a gratuitous Molly picture
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Go the distance to fight digestive disorders
Spend a winter weekend and complete a half marathon in the glitzy and ritzy Las Vegas, and help find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Join the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Team Challenge teams for winter 2009.
You fundraise to find a cure for these devastating digestive disorders that affect more than 1.5 million people. Team Challenge trains you over four to five months to complete a half marathon, pays for your airfare and hotel to these great destinations, and throws two fabulous parties for you. Consider yourself a couch potato? No problem either; most Team Challenge participants have never completed an event like this before.
Challenge yourself to change your live and the lives of others! Learn more at an upcoming information meeting:
7 p.m., Aug. 19
Johnson County Library – Central Resource Library
9875 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
9 a.m, Aug. 22
Conference Room B
Saint Luke’s South Hospital
12300 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, Kansas 66213
Reserve your spot today - contact Rhonda Sciarra at 314.863.474, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ccteamchallenge.org