Monday, August 11, 2008
I spent a few days with my family up in a cabin on a lake in Central Wisconsin. We've been going to the same place for the last 20 years and it's always nice to go back. This year my aunt and two uncles made it up in addition to my parents and grandma so it was really good to spend a couple of days with them. Here's a group shot before going out to eat and making a trip to the local casino.
I hadn't been in a casino in probably 3 years and realized why that was. Casinos are gross - elderly people mindlessly sitting at machines. And after ten minutes in there I had a hard time breathing - we actually saw someone smoking who was also carrying around an oxygen tank - that was a little scary. My aunt Susan was lucky, though - she started with $20 and walked out with just over $250. Makes up for the rest of us losing!
Bike ride with my dad and my uncle Kim.
Sailing is always a highlight of the trip - it's the one time of the year the boat makes it out of the garage. We had some gusty winds out there so it was a pretty fun ride!
I have one small Elk Grove update for those of you that care. I received a nice, well written response from the promoter. He seems to really want to improve the situation for the women and we will see if he can follow through on his intentions. I have emailed him again and we are sorting through some of the issues. I'll let you know what happens with that. Thank you to all of you that left comments after the EG post - I was impressed I have more than 4 readers!
I'm excited for the Elite Crit Nationals this weekend in Downers Grove, Illinois. It'll be my final road race of the season and I hope to just have fun and help out teammates however I can. Hopefully I'll still have some crit legs and a few attacks in me :)