Sunday, September 30, 2012

And We Did It

It seemed like a good idea when we signed up.  We had no idea of the miles we'd be putting on our feet the weeks before.  We had no idea of the heat and humidity of a late Florida night (between the hours of 9:30pm - 1am).  We had no idea that it wouldn't be just a rollicking good time.  But nevertheless, we did it.  We gave up jogging early on in the race, and were content with the rest of the crowd to speed walk to the finish.  We dodged the people throwing up along the way, and hoped the water stations wouldn't run out of water before we got there.  And in the end, we finally finished, shared a turkey leg, and were thankful that we had each other to get us through!

The Good Stuff From Today:  Disney time with family; finishing the race with Molly; changing rooms at Boardwalk

Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Note from My Ankles

Dear September,

It's been a great month, but frankly, we're glad you are coming to a close.  See, Looney Lu has been on some sort of crazy crusade, and we have just about had it.

It started Labor Day weekend, when she and a few others decided to do a half-marathon at Disneyland.  Sure, they got medals for the half-marathon and for doing two Disney half-marathons in one year, but did we get anything?  Nope - just a few hours rest before she hauled us to San Francisco to shop and walk about the town a bit.  Were we on vacation?  Hardly!

The very next weekend we walked 60 miles all over and up and down San Francisco.  At one point, we collapsed and sent Looney Lu to the pavement.  Did it stop her?  Nope - she just taped us up and kept going - even though we got so big it was ridiculous.  Upon our return to Nashville, we thought we'd have a few days rest - and we did, sort of.

The next thing we knew, we were walking around some towns in Canada.  Luckily, we got taped and braced up, but we think it was more having to do with her not having another splat on the ground rather than anything to do with us!

Once again we returned to Nashville, only to find ourselves out on the streets early one Saturday morning for a 5K with the girls.  One would think we would be done.  But not this woman.

Apparently tonight we are going out at 10pm (that's right - bedtime) for a 10-mile wog in the dark around Disney World.  The Lu be cray-cray!!

So anyhow September, we just wanted to say we're glad you are about done - we know we are!!

Love, Lu's Ankles
The Good Stuff From Today:  Disney time with family

Friday, September 28, 2012


Disney World offers a plethora of opportunities for judgement by me and my lofty standards.  Never mind the fact that my hair looks like I styled it with an electric mixer, or that my clothes weren't in style when they were new, or even the idea that the sum of my ensemble should never even be attempted by a person of my age and body type.  In spite of all these factors, I still manage to pass judgement on any person that happens to cross my path.

These actions do not make me proud.  Finally today I finally got it, and I hope I am on my way to curing my judgmental ways.  Twice today I started forming opinions about people and families that I noticed around the park.  But I quickly stopped and considered the reasons their situations might have incurred my thoughts.  I realized that their true circumstances didn't warrant my ridiculous opinions - they deserved my consideration and understanding.  Period.

It's time to take a page from the one ride that pounds it in your ears -

"It's a world of laughter, a world of tears;
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears.
There's so much that we share, that it's time we're aware -
It's a small world after all.
There is just one moon and one golden sun,
And a smile means friendship to everyone.
Though the mountains divide and the oceans are wide,
It's a small world after all."

The Good Stuff From Today:  MK with Lindley and Hayes and their entourage; eating in the countries with Mathieu, Maribeth, Molly, Everley, and Elaine; visiting with Elaine; dinner dogs with Molly, Everley, and Steve; Lindley time in our room; expo shopping with Molly

Thursday, September 27, 2012

We're All Here!

With the arrival of Sam, Lynnette, and Lindley, all of the Davidsons are at Disney World.  I hope Mickey is ready for us.  With the Food and Wine Festival, Lindley's kids race, and the Tower of Terror 10 Miler, it's going to be a busy weekend. 

Now to go find that Mickey bar ...
The Good Stuff From Today:  The rest of the family getting here; Downtown Disney shopping with Molly; Everley and Lindley time; Mathieu delivering and sharing lunch; shopping and pool time with Lindley

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Yo Mickey - It's Me Again

At the beginning of September, I was in Disneyland, somehow managing to make it through 13.1 miles.

In the middle of September, I was on a Disney cruise ship, headed to Canada, sleeping and eating rather than putting in any mileage.

Now at the end of September, I am in Disney World, planning to do 10 miles on Saturday night, beginning at 10pm.

I'll be glad when October gets here!
The Good Stuff From Today:  accomplishing many tasks at home; kitchen floor gets first coat of stain; safe, smooth flight to Orlando with Steve and Molly

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Suitcases and Sanding

I need to consider packing for our family trip tomorrow, but I also need to clean the kitchen because the kitchen floor is going to be sanded and then stained and everything needs to be moved out.  I also need to unpack the stuff from the California trips so I can pack it for the Florida trip.  I don't know where my camera is, so I guess I won't be packing that.  I also need to do the laundry because once they start on the floor, I can't walk through the kitchen to get to the laundry room, unless I go out the front door and go through the sunroom to the laundry room.  I also need to clear out the tool part of the pantry and put all that stuff in the new mechanical room in the den so that the pantry part is clear because they have to shove the refrigerator in there so they can sand and stain the floor under the frig.

I love getting ready for vacation!
The Good Stuff From Today:  KB's prizes from yesterday; getting some of the above done; taking MB, Mathieu, and Everley to the airport; taking Steve to the airport

Monday, September 24, 2012

One Last Look . . .

So, want to join me in October, 2013, in Washington, D.C.?

The Good Stuff From Today:  Everley daycare at the Doik; tool closet shelving finished; upstairs bathroom progress

Sunday, September 23, 2012

It's Always Good To Have Something To Look Forward To

This is a pork slider from the Hawaii booth at the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot.  Maribeth and I were introduced to them at last year's Festival, and immediately became hooked.  It's been a year since we last met, and this weekend we shall renew our acquaintance. 

In other words, when your brain is sort of tired and you can't think of an amusing and/or amazing blog post, you think of something inspiring.  For me, this was it!
The Good Stuff From Today:  Lindley and Everley time; phone chats with BB, Elaine, and Marilyn; homemade pizza dinner via Lynnette at their house; Mathieu and Bill delivering the loveseat; Steve's safe travel home; Titans game outcome

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Double Nickels (and their caretaker) Do A 5K

The picture to the left is terrible - apparently I did not study it closely enough when we asked the fellow race participant to take it.  It's fuzzy and hard to see, hence the smallness of the picture.

But, it is a photo of our gang - The Double Nickels - and our caretaker Molly at the Women's Running 5K today in Nashville.  We formed our gang during the 3-Day when we were willing ourselves to do one more step.  See, three of us (see if you can figure out which three) were all born in 1957, hence the "double nickels" (we all turned 55 this year, in the space of four months).  Since Molly was walking with us, we dubbed her our caretaker.

We all finished the 5K, not forgetting that only two weeks ago we were doing 19 miles on a Saturday instead of  paltry 3.1.  It was amazing how easily and quickly three miles passed by today.  Anyhow, it was a good chance to get back together after San Francisco and remember those fun times - like Sharon's last four miles when I'm not sure if she even knew where we were; Karen's mantra for the last four miles - "I CAN'T STOP, I CAN'T STOP"; Molly napping under a tree waiting for us to catch up, and all those blisters and sunburn.

Of course today wouldn't be complete without our caretaker's demonstration - today it was something to do with iPhones.  It was sort of like being at a computer seminar at a senior citizen center.  Our caretaker tries really hard to keep us updated on the latest technology.

Anyhow, today was fun and we got it done.  And now we're thinking about doing another 3-Day next year in Washington, DC!

The Good Stuff From Today:  5K and breakfast with KB, Sharon, and Molly; Lindley and Everley time; fish burrito lunch via Sam; cleaning kitchen; week of meals from Molly

Friday, September 21, 2012

Different Day, Same Routine

Clean the house a little, eat ridiculous food a lot, unload the dishwasher, load the dishwasher, go to Target and return/purchase stuff, watch the same movie on television again, look at Disney cruise website ...

Maybe I should shake up my routine ...

The Good Stuff From Today:  mopping the living room floor; returning baskets/getting new baskets from Target; Everley time; race expo with Molly and Everley

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Today's Eating Diary

Before 6pm:
After 6pm:

 Maybe I should start going to bed earlier ...

The Good Stuff From Today:  getting stuff accomplished like bills and laundry; chicken sapa dinner with most of the family; picking up Lindley from school

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Today In Den History ...

Our new television got hung on the wall.  It's a very complicated television - for one thing, the remote has a mouse on it (and I don't mean Mickey).  Apparently you can get all kinds of television on it - but all I care about is if (a) I can turn it on, and (b) I can change channels. 

As a person who (a) remembers when the first color television came into our home, and (b) remembers when the first television with a remote came into our home, this new-fangled television is beyond my comprehension.  But would I go back to the good old days? 

Back then, when you wanted to turn the channel you not only had to get up and go to the television to turn the channel, but also you had to turn the knob on the antenna box to get the channel in focus (which shouldn't have been a problem, since we usually only got two channels).  You didn't stay up all night watching television because the stations pretty much were off the air by midnight.  You didn't have to have a parental lock on the cable box, because you pretty much watched whatever your father wanted to watch. 

So maybe I'll learn to use the mouse on the fancy television remote.  After all, if I could figure out in which direction to point the old roof antenna,  certainly I can figure out where to point the mouse!
The Good Stuff From Today:  new television installation; electric dudes; more IKEA assembly; lunch brought via Sam; lunch with Sam, Mathieu, Maribeth, and Everley; couch moved to den

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Since I've Been Home ....

I've put together two tables for the renovated den, updated the travel folder for our upcoming Disney World visit, and picked up the dry cleaning.  But mostly today, I've eaten several servings of my two best friends, Cheetos and Moon Pie.

We are breaking up tomorrow.  

The Good Stuff From Today:  successfully putting together the tables; Bill improving the dishwasher; assembling race paperwork; Mathieu fixing the printer; signing up for next year's 3-Day (yep - doin' it again - wanna join me?)

Monday, September 17, 2012

If It's Monday, I Must Be HOME!!

And that's all I'm gonna say about that! 
The Good Stuff From Today:  catching an earlier flight home; safe, smooth flight; pizza dinner with most of the family

Sunday, September 16, 2012

If It's Sunday, I Must Be Floating in the Water

Today is the last day of our cruise, and it's a sea day, which means napping, movies, and eating.  Tonight will be the performance of "Disney Dreams," one of my favorites.  It will also be time to pack up all the stuff I brought (and bought).  It's been a great cruise with some of the family, and a good rest from last week's 3-Day.  Happy Sunday!
The Good Stuff From Today:  napping, reading, eating - all the usual sea-day cruise stuff!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

If It's Saturday, I Must Be In Halifax

Again, a food coma must be the way to get a good night's sleep, except for the wacko dreams.  Last night's was that Jane Lynch was my BFF except that she was drunk and ran into my family, which consisted of Charlie Sheen and the boy from Two and A Half Men.  And I think there was a 5K involved ...

Anyhow, we pulled into Halifax around 10am and Steve and I decided to take our self-directed tour off the boat.  Halifax is a great city - beautiful old and new.  Steve had quite the conversations with several of the shop owners as we looked at their wares.  We managed to find a Starbucks with free wireless, hence the reason for the catch-up posts.  The only picture I have is of a lighthouse as we pulled in - that will have to do for now. 

Our plan is to continue walking around the city and then head back to the ship for our obligatory afternoon siesta before dinner - our Palo rotation is over, so it's back to the dining room.  Tonight is Pirate's Night and fireworks, so here's hoping we can stay awake for that!
The Good Stuff From Today:  Halifax and the store clerks; beautiful weather

Friday, September 14, 2012

If It's Friday, I Must Be In St. John

Eventually I awoke from my leftover food coma from yesterday and managed to get off the ship on onto dry land in St. John.  Rather than pay the $45 each for the pink bus tour, Steve, Molly, and I decided to walk around on our own.   I ate Raspberries 4 Lucie at Cora's, we found Goo-Goos for Sylvester and some candy place, and we saw a small group running with a Special Olympics Torch.

We also came upon a beautiful old church.  We read the history and then noticed a sign that said the church was closed because a funeral was going on.  We started to pass by, when an older gentleman said, "Do you want to see the inside?  The funeral is over and everyone is just standing around.  Go on in - the windows are beautiful!"  And so we did, or actually we followed him in.  The stained glass windows, as well as the rest of the inside of the church was beautiful.  And yes, the mourners were just standing around - but I do believe we were noticeable when we were just standing around and staring - in our cruise casual clothes!

We made it back to the ship in time for a nap before our dinner at Palos.  If you think we overate at Palo brunch, then double it and you have our dinner.  Sylvester took care of us again, bringing us dish after dish that we didn't order but that he thought we would enjoy.  It was delicious, and just what I needed to put me right to sleep!

At least I'm making up for all that lost sleep from last week!
The Good Stuff From Today:  Foggy and damp St. John; brunch with Steve and Molly; lunch with Molly; Special Olympics group; seeing Sylvester at the mall; Palo dinner with the gang; church and church dude

Thursday, September 13, 2012

If It's Thursday, I Must Be Stuffed!!

After sleeping like a log, I finally managed to get up, get dressed, and head with the rest of the family to Palo’s for brunch.  For those of you in the know, you know what happened next.  For those of you in the not-know, let me explain.

Palo’s is the “adults only” restaurant on the Disney Magic.  By adults-only, I don’t mean hootchie-kootchie.  I mean nobody can eat here unless you’re over 18, thus making it a quiet, memorable gastrointestinal experience.  We were excited because we would get to see Sylvester, our favorite server who is always on the Magic (when you have a favorite server on a cruise ship, does it mean you’ve cruised too much?  Nah, I didn’t think so).

Anyhoo, we all arrived at our appointed time for brunch and renewed our bond with Sylvester and the fun began.  First he toured us around the familiar food display – the pastry table, the seafood table, the Italian delights table, the dessert table, and of course, the hot food display (where you order what you want).  

Here’s what the six of us managed to consume:

Drinks:  6 mimosa, 6 cups of coffee, 3 coca-colas, 8 diet cokes, and countless glasses of water

Food:  Approximately 8 tons of various food items like shrimp cocktails, cheese things, cream puffs, croissants of many varieties, crab legs, green beans wrapped in things, asparagus wrapped in something, tiramisu, strawberry rhubarb compote, more creamy frothy stuff, three bowls of strawberry soup, three orders of Oyster Rockefeller, a grape/cheese pizza, an Italian sausage pizza, a margharita pizza, six orders of chicken parmesan, three orders of eggs benedict, two orders of frittata, two orders of pancakes, one order of tilapia, and a concoction of berries and freshly whipped cream.

Somehow I managed to make it back to our cabin sans wheelchair and/or stretcher, changed my clothes to my stretchy sweat pants, and passed out on the bed in a food coma.

Now to recover before our dinner at Palo tomorrow night!
The Good Stuff From Today:  Sylvester and Palo

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

If It's Wednesday, It Must Be Time To Change Locations

After a good night’s sleep, we got up and headed to the port.  We all got checked in, sans Rachel who will be coming after a few hours work.  We got our room keys and soon boarded our home for the next five days!
After visiting the buffet and obtaining the obligatory drink of the day, our rooms were ready.  We got our bags, unpacked, and then sat outside as we left New York.  We saw Manhattan, the Freedom Tower, and the Statute of Liberty, among other things.  Soon we were out to sea!

The next part went pretty quickly – dinner and then I returned to the room, changed my clothes, and fell asleep.  The last thing I remember is “Mary Poppins” playing on the television.   I think I dozed off right after Jane and Michael read their requirements for a nanny.

Tomorrow – Palo – need I say more?  If so, I’ll say more tomorrow!
The Good Stuff From Today:  breakfast delivery via Molly; cab ride to port; boarding the ship; ride out to sea; lunch and dinner

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

If It's Tuesday, I Must Be Travelling

After a decent night's sleep, I got up to a list of unfinished things to do - and another list of things still to do.  In short, I needed to unpack the suitcases, sort the suitcase stuff, wash clothes, wash dishes, clear the counter, visit Home Depot, purchase a mattress, switch the new mattress with a mattress at Maribeth's, fold and put away the clean clothes, pack a suitcase, chat with Bill about the remodel process, get KB's camera stick, and make some more lists.

In short, I managed to get it all done by 4:15pm, which was the time set by Steve for our departure to pickup Molly and head for the airport.  We're headed to NYC to meet up with my sister Marilyn, her husband Eddie, and their daughter Rachel for a 5-day cruise to Canada.  And yes - it's Disney!  All day, Molly and I have thought that perhaps this cruise was not a good idea being so close to the 3-Day, but I know once we are on the ship, it will have been a brilliant idea!

We had a great flight, and got to La Guardia around 8:30pm.  It was a bit humbling to be in NYC on September 11 - to see the Freedom Tower lights in the distance and remember this day in this city.  I cannot even begin to imagine what it was like to be here on that day eleven years ago.

Once we arrived at our hotel, we met up with Eddie and Marilyn for a bite at Junior's and afterwards headed to Walgreens for everything we forgot and the Disney Store in Times Square for more stuff.  Eventually we made it back to the hotel for a bit of sleep.  Tomorrow we board the boat!!

The Good Stuff From Today:  Accomplishing tasks; safe, smooth flight; fabulous hotel room; Juniors with the crew; somebody famous outside but we don't know who it was; shopping on Times Square

Monday, September 10, 2012

Trains, Planes, and Taxi Drivers

Once we were finished with the walk, we headed for the airport.  We had all booked red-eye flights, not knowing when Closing Ceremonies would be finished.  As it turned out, we were done by 6pm - plenty of time to catch our flights!

A few of us decided a taxi would be our best option - while riding BART would be cheaper, the thought of lugging our 40-pound bag on our 60-mile feet was not a happy thought.  So, four of us hailed a cab while the more hardy of our group headed for the bus station.

Our driver, Jamal, was a hoot.  KB sat in the front (he drove a Prius - 3 of our bags were crammed in the back, while the 4th bag was stored across the laps of Molly, Sharon, and me in the back seat).  KB kept Jamal entertained with stories and questions - a real comedy show that fortunately was taped by Sharon.  We quickly arrived at the airport and were soon joined by KP and Jo.  We dropped Sharon off at Delta and the rest of us headed for the American kiosks to check in.

KP checked in with no problem and headed for the gate.  The remaining four us seemed to have trouble with checking in, so we got in line to speak with a live person.  Molly and I tried the kiosk again, realizing that we had put in the wrong confirmation number.  We got our boarding passes and sat over to the side to wait for Jo and KB.  Which was a good, since things were about to get interesting.

As it turned out, when Jo and KB made their reservations, they made a simple mistake.  Although it seemed we were leaving on Sunday, we were actually leaving after midnight - on MONDAY.  In other words, their flight was over - it had left after midnight TODAY!  Well, you can imagine the chaos.  KB called me, as Jo's agent was no help, and KB was trying to broker a deal with her agent.

We pulled Jo over to our chairs, got on the internet and got Jo a seat on Sharon's Delta flight (our flight was full).  KB's maneuvering got her on a flight - that was about to leave in 15 minutes.  She called to us as she padded past saying, "I've got to go - flight leaves in 15 minutes!!"  We sent Jo to Delta to find Sharon and Molly and I went through security to find our gate.  KP met us there and sat with us while we had a burger.

The good news is that everyone made it home.  KB got home around 5am; KP, Molly, and I got home around 8:30am, and Sharon and Jo arrived about 30 minutes later.  We were all a bit sleep-deprived but happy to be home to sleep in a real bed and flush a real toilet.

Now to wash clothes and pack - did I mention I'm headed to NYC tomorrow?!
The Good Stuff From Today:  plane problems solved; safe, smooth flights; home again; seeing Lindley and Everley

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Day Three - Finishing the Walk

Today started early - tooooo early!  Apparently some of our too-close tent neighbors decided to get up at 4:30 am.  Which would have been fine, had they not decided to talk - loudly - about what they were doing, had been doing, and would be doing.  Eventually we gave up trying to sleep, and decided to get up ourselves.

This morning would be busy - we had to cram all our stuff into our bags and put them on the bag truck, and then pack up our damp tent, stuff it into the tent bag, and drop it off at tent drop.  We then had to eat our delicious scrambled egg breakfast and get out on the course.  Today's absolute delight was finding a can of Diet Coke at breakfast, left over from last night's dinner.  We rationed it between us like it was liquid gold - which of course it was!

Soon it was time for the 1.5 mile walk to the boat to take us back to Fisherman's Wharf, which is quite deserted at 8am.  We headed back toward the Golden Gate, each of expressing our reluctance at crossing the bridge again (I believe the comment was, "I'm taking a sweep van if we have to walk that bridge again!"}  Ah, the naivete of youth - if we had only known how much easier/safer the bridge would have been!  Instead, we turned left at the bridge and headed for the trails by the bay.  Beautiful scenery - a little dangerous with the drop-off to one side, the joggers running to pass you on the other side, and no rails to keep the weary from veering off down the cliff.  And then there were the stairs going up and down (and I mean UP and DOWN) the cliffs - one set consisted of 150 steps up.  Sharon, perhaps in an attempt at protest, fell on one set.  While not severely injured (a little bloody but no real gaping gashes), she did get a personal escort down that set of steps.  Finally we cleared the cliffs and arrived at lunch.

After lunch we traipsed through the Golden Gate Park hearing an opera performance, seeing the roller skaters, and just generally willing ourselves to keep moving.  When we finally reached our last four miles, we went to auto pilot to finish.  KB just kept saying, "I just can't stop - for water, for potty, for anything."  Sharon demurely asked to stop to reapply bandages.  Molly kept moving and took a siesta under a tree waiting for us to catch up.  I tried to keep everyone from walking into traffic.  Finally we reached the holding area and we all held hands as we victoriously walked across the cheering finish line.

KP and Jo met us and our team celebrated our walk - after Sharon and KB spent some time in medical with the foot people.  Soon we joined with our fellow walkers and marched into Closing Ceremonies where we celebrated our walk, celebrated our survivors, and remembered loved ones.  We finished with dancing and cheering and then our weekend was complete.

It was a great weekend, full of memories.  It's a weekend like no other, that is better experienced than described.  It's a weekend to cherish, whether you're a walker or a crew member or a volunteer or a supporter along the course.  And it looks like I'm going to do it again in 2013 somewhere - want to join me?!

KB and Molly at the boat - 1.5 miles down!
On the trails again!
Nobody had clam chowder at 8am.
One last day with the hookers!
Our own hooker - she's wearing our team button!
Thank you for all our supporters!
Lunch by the windmill - only 7 more miles - the agony and the ecstasy!
Barbies on a boat in the park!
We made it back to the city!
We finished and got our shirts and roses!
This is what 60 miles looks like on feet!
Molly's button - and sentiments!

KB's not throwing up - she's trying to check her messages!
Some of the many steps - what comes down must go up!
Up Hayes Street to Holding!
The Best Sign Ever!!
We Be Done!
At Medical post-walk - click on this to see KB's expression!!
Saluting with our shoes as the survivors march in.
We WILL never give up!
The Good Stuff From Today: All things 3-Day with the Udderly Pink Team!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Day Two - Ups and Downs

Day 2 began with a school bus ride to our starting point.  KP and Jo (our speedy walkers) had left on the early bus, while our slow group took a later bus.  This was after KB had her breakfast of scrambled eggs, which were apparently the best she’s ever had.  Today’s route was through Berkeley.  The first few miles were around a lovely view of the water (which wasn’t so lovely many hours later as we walked back along the same path).  We crossed over the freeway bridge and headed into residential Berkeley, where we met some really nice people.   We loved the Safeway employees who were handing out cream puffs and eclairs.   We met a lady (who was a breast cancer survivor)  at our 7-11 stop (where we got much needed fluids like Diet Coke, Gatorade, and grape juice which might have been fermented) who offered to buy us sunscreen (perhaps because our faces were blistered from not slathering on enough the day before) and our beverages.  We saw another survivor who was playing her bagpipes for us outside on her lawn.  We were cheered by a lady and her daughter as they sat on their roof.  

We continued our walk through Berkeley, debating whether their home game had started or was going to be later that evening (it was half-time).  We saw the Claremont Hotel and were refreshed by Peet’s Coffee who were furnishing free iced coffee and tea. We went through a neighborhood with breathtaking views of the city, plus some breathtaking boobage.  

We were getting a little weary when I thought I would spice things up and decide to step on an uneven part of the pavement, twist my ankle and go down. After the sweep van and bike safety dude checked on us and were satisfied that I was okay, I taped up my ankle and we finished our remaining eight miles.  We trudged past that beautiful scenery from earlier in the morning, boarded our school bus, and were soon back at camp for the night.  Today's 20 miles were in, for a total of 40 for the week.
Pretty views - on the first pass, anyway!

Sharon at our future bridge crossing.

A Survivor serenading us with her bagpipes.

Our eyepatches  for glare reduction.  Whatevs.

A mom/daughter support team!

Nice neighborhood - nicer views!

Another sweet volunteer at the lunch stop.

Time for the nightly first aid check.

Jo prepping for the camp dance party.

Have you done your monthly check?

The "Hookers" - supporters who were out every day to support us and cheer us on!

The Karens, their flag, and their tent.

Jo and Sharon and the same.
Us.  Our names were on the other side.

Woman down!

Lunch stop - please excuse the Bozo hair!

The Good Stuff From Today:  Everything that was today's 3-Day experience!