ROAD TRIP ! and it was off to frontenac park (north of kingston) saturday, for our first ever snowshoe race, hosted/directed by derrick spafford - fearless leader of spafford health and adventure - and a coach possessing a sense of humor worthy of dealing with me at my best and worst . . .
so me, boots and moose left b'town - after a stop at timmies of course - and made our way to kingston.
the roads weren't too bad until we hit cobourg and then we got stuck behind a snowplow convoy for about 30 minutes. i started whining and moose gave me his i-pod to play on - angry birds i think the game was. hmm, that kept me amused for almost 2 hours! 'simple minds'. we finally got to kingston around 6:30 and booked into our room at the super6 motel - wtf - the walls were pylon orange and there was no carpet on the floor ! moose said that was so they could just power wash it when we left. so strange ! it was very minimalistic, with no dressers, no closets, no coffee maker or boxes of kleenex . . .
after dinner at kelseys and a restless sleep - my hands kept going numb from playing that game so long and i couldn't stop dreaming of angry birds being sling-shot across the screen - we packed up our crap and started the drive to frontenac park. i think moose had most of his possessions with him.
we stopped in sydenham for breakfast - mmm western omelets !
and eventually made it to the park. after finally meeting derrick - i'd only dealt with him over the computer up to this point - and getting boot's new snowshoes - dions of course - we got ourselves over to the start line . . .
ahaha - check it out - the course was marked with pylons . . .
moose didn't quite fit under the start/finish banner . . .
and we're off ! what a beautiful place ! me and boots kept up a steady pace and managed to pass a few people along the way. we came in together and had a great time ! it was so nice ! moose managed an incredible 3rd place finish - waytogo !!
afterwards we went for a little tour of the park . . .
love this shot of me and D at the finish line . . .
the awards were held inside the park office. we all sat by the fireplace and drank hot chocolate - what a great setting! one family with these 4 adorable little girls named us 'the pink sox people' - we were a hit ! here's a shot of moose collecting his prize for 3rd place overall.
in all, it was an amazing weekend. the park/trail was beautiful (i know, i keep saying that) and all the people there were really nice ! thanks D - i had a blast!
and next up - me, captain and boots head to rochester in less than 3 weeks for the 'cast a shadow' snowshoe race. should be awesome !