Tuesday, April 8, 2008
This picture is from the Triathlon at Moody Gardens on Galveston a couple weeks ago. The center rider is our son, Charli. The small group comes in for the finish of the 28 mile bike ride and prepares for the 6.1 mile run to finish the Quarter Iron Man.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
We were in Galveston this weekend for our son, Charlie's (Chuck) first triathalon event. He ran his first marathon in January and ran another one last month. So he decided to see how he would fare with a triathalon. He ran the quarter Ironman -- here he emerges from the 800-meter swim in Galveston Bay, stripping off his wetsuit (the water was 70 degrees) to jump on his bicycle for a 28-mile ride before finishing with a six-mile run.
The event was a better spectator event than the marathon, because they came back near the transition zone several times -- we saw him five times during the race.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
I don't know why they call it make-believe because it's as real as they get. When a young kid gets a new toy that really sparks his imagination he enters a world more real and alive than the... how do you say it... more real than the "real" one. He creates all the action, all the rules, all the drama. And it spills out into his toys as they come alive in his mind.
This is a shot of my grandson, Sullivan, enjoying new toys on his birthday. If you don't know the names of these "guys" you have to go back to play school -- your assignment is to Yahoo "Lightning McQueen."