Friday, August 20, 2010

Uncle Will's Visit...

...whew everyone! It's Friday and I'm just now finishing up my recap from LAST weekend!!! This 'ole girl is wore out! After the tri on Sunday, we went home and rested, Matt slept for almost 4 hours!?! Then we headed over to his mom's house for dinner with Uncle Will. Dinner was delicious and Uncle Will was a pretty neat guy.

After his visit here in STL, he's headed to Georgia to visit his friend Paul, or PJ as he referred to him. They've known each other since 1944!!! I asked him how they met and he went on to tell us about this huge road trip they took like three days after he got out of the Navy and went from Kansas to Texas to California to Reno to Colorado and when they finally made it home...his friends convinced him to go to Alaska where he met his wife! Here's the whole fam after dinner: He's 84 years old yet when they were asking me about the tri and my running, he jumped in and told me all about the Firecracker 5k he did (it took him about a mile to warm up and then he passed all the walkers!) and how he'd hiked 9 miles up Pike's Peak and 9 miles back down. I hope I'm doing those sort of things at 84!!!
He was also cute because his sister gave him a disposable camera and told him to take pictures. So as soon as Matthew and I got there, he pulled the camera out of his front shirt pocket and made us get together for a picture then he snapped a few more after dinner. So Uncle Will, it was great to meet you! I hope you have a very safe trip and next time maybe we can hear some more of your fun stories!

Happy Friday everyone! I'm working this evening and other than that, I don't have a darn thing planned other than to get some good runs in and rest!!!

3 comments :

Christy said...

Uncle Will sounds like the kind of guy everyone would like to have for an uncle! (And I'm sure he would have passed me in the 5K, too!)

Stephany said...

He sounds like a great guy! I hope I'm still running races when I'm in my 80's!

Aimee said...

Uncle Will sounds like a fun guy! How often do you have to work in the evenings, and what hours do you work? Being nosy! :-)