11 November, 2013 Veterans Day 2013 – Battleship2Buffleheads
The moment I put up my post yesterday I realized I’d left out a couple of nice pictures from Beach2Battleship. Then I was driving to Pony Pasture to go for a bike ride with my friend Ethan this afternoon and he looked out the window and spotted the first buffleheads of the winter. So why not a brief blog post with the missing shots from Beach2Battleship plus a few bufflehead pictures Ethan and I got this afternoon. Just as robins are a sign of spring, buffleheads are a sure sign of winter.
Since today is Veterans Day, this is a fitting picture to begin this post – Evie standing next to a WWII era 155 mm howitzer at a rest area on our way home:
This was the inscription:
Ev took this picture of T1 an hour or so before the race started. It makes me shiver just looking at it:
Speaking of cold, me about to get on the bus to the swim start:
Flash forward (“flash forward” – I’m totally cracking up – try “crawl forward”) sixteen hours to the finish:
Dazed and happy the next morning:
Flash forward again (to this afternoon at PP):
Just a quick post – hope you enjoyed.
And Happy Veteran’s Day, and thank all of you for your service, including my late father, his late father, my mother’s late father, and all the rest. All best,