|Biscuits and Gravy for Fuel!|
|Oatmeal for Cheryl|
The Trip from Michigan was SO much better than the trip there. Dry roads, light traffic, and clear skies. And best of all...it started with Biscuits and Gravy from the Country Inn.
|A welcome Iowa sign.|
|Cheryl drives the Home stretch|
|Kinda like this...only on the RIGHT!|
|The Hungry Turkey Race shirt.|
We are currently swamped with Stocking orders, but that did not stop us from traveling to Des Moines for the Hungry Turkey Race today. Only a 4 A.M. depart time to pick up the packet. The crescent moon was a sight to behold.....unless it was with a wobbling camera.
|Awesome-ish Crescent moon|
|Finally some light to drive by.|
She knew that eventually she would warm up...and we were able to stay in the car to keep warm until the event took off. It was a small race, although it seemed fairly large to me. I believe there was a mix of 5 K-ers with the half marathoners. maybe that is why the numbers looked larger. In the end only about 300 finishers for the half marathon. Still! A pretty good time.
|Waiting in the heated car.|
|Cheryl checks out the Medals|
|Note she is the only one in shorts!|
|Eating Jolly Ranchers|
|Cheryl at the start!|
|Cheryl at the finish!|
|Look at all those medals!|
|2nd place female. Non-teenager|
We came home to find the Landlords finally finishing the stairs in the hallway. It turned out much better than I thought it would. Here are some before and after pictures to compare:
The carpeting really grips your shoes, allowing for far better traction than what that old shag junk had. Now all we have to do is pain the walls and the railing and it might take 20 years off the old apartment!
|Cheryl is now ready for stockings!|
Hope everyone is having a great weekend after Thanksgiving. Black Friday is over and Cyber Monday will soon be upon us. With a little luck and some heroic work, perhaps we will be caught up by then and can face it with joy instead of fear. We shall see.