So where were we…oh yes. We’ve recapped the trip to Seattle and the Pre-Race Festivities. Now we get to talk about the race…YEAH!
Being in van 2 of a 2 van team means you get to sleep in and leave a little later on Friday A.M. That’s great except when you live in the Central time zone, sleeping in on the west coast means you’re up around 6:30. Oh well. Once the roommates got up, we headed to get some breakfast and I called my uncle in hopes that we’d be able to meet up. Turns out we were less than half a mile from each other all weekend. We ended up meeting in the parking lot of one of the stadiums (I forget which one). I love T. He’s my Godfather and I’ll take any opportunity I can get to see him. I wish I could have seen my cousins and aunt but it just wasn’t in the cards.
After that, we got in the van and headed to Oregon.
We were all so excited to get this show on the road but we had a few hours before we actually started running. On our way to the first exchange, we caught a glimpse of what Van 1 was running. The majestic Mt. Hood.
|Mt. Hood as we head to Safeway (our first exchange)|
|Chillin in my Maui Jim’s|