Saturday, July 23, 2011

OK, so July has nearly passed on by now..........

Another two weeks have slipped on by in a real hurry...... at this rate, I should be looking to retire from the fire service in another year or so!!!  ;-)

Well, STP weekend was a huge success this year.  So much fun, with such great people..... absolutely love this weekend each year, and am already excited for next year!  After a great weekend of riding from Seattle to Portland with my two fantastic buds, Scott Taube and Stu Hodnot, we then spent Sunday night at Grammy & Papa's place.  They were gone, over on the Metolius River, camping and waiting for us to arrive.  Sunday night we met with Tracie's parents and younger sis, Sherri and her girls and boyfriend, Scott.  Great time out to dinner at Coyote's, then back to Sherri's for a visit and campfire evening.

Monday morning we got up and cleaned up and went shopping and head breakfast....then headed over to central Oregon, Sisters area, on the Metolius River, where we joined Grammy & Papa, along with Great Grandpa and Aunt Janice for a week of camping.  We had a great week, lots of fun and nice weather, and really just enjoyed ourselves a whole lot!!!  :-)

We came home, 11 hour day of travelling, on Sunday the 17th.  I went to work the next day, then spent this week unpacking, cleaning up, and getting ready for the final Africa Missions Trip Garage Sale, which occurred today!!!

In addition, I rode a 10 mile time trial ride this morning, as fast as I could go for 10 miles, as part of an online challenge.  Then, after a bit of recovery time and some breakfast, Brad and I took off and rode to Silver Lake and back again..... for a nice 47 mile bike ride today.  The girls worked the garage sale, and make around $500.  :-)

Now, the girls are at the church (CTK) for their final missions trip meeting.  they leave next Sunday night, so the time is running down fast!!!

I head back to work again tomorrow, then again on Wednesday.  Grammy & Papa will come up towards the end of the week, with their motor home, to stay with my and the kids while Tracie is in Africa.   

Next Saturday, Brad and I will ride in the Tour de Whatcom together, tackling the full 105 mile course.  This will be Brad's very first ever century ride, and I am looking forward to being a part of it with him!!!  :-)

That's about it for now....... time to go sit and relax this tired and sore body for a bit.  :-)

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