We had a busy Saturday – July 4th of course. Fortunately, we mostly did nothing yesterday. Still. We’ve been sorting out our finances and figuring out what we need to do in order to pay down our debt + find some money to travel sometime next year. We’ll probably have to go later in the year closer to fall or early winter ’cause the prices on flights are significantly cheaper. But that’s okay ’cause we’re not so dependent on going during any high season and since this would be a traveling trip and not a lie-on-the-beach vacation trip, the summer weather isn’t required.
Saturday morning we went down to the Peachtree Roadrace to watch the runners and cheer on our friends that were actually in the race. It’s a 10k – but people around here are really into this particular race. Although this is our 3rd year living in Atlanta – this is the first year that I’ve seen the race. It was… you know, it was something that I think we’ll make an annual thing (not so sure about actually running it – ’cause running outside sucks…. put me on a treadmill forever and I’ll be fine.)
We rode MARTA down to the race route – and that was actually kind of interesting. Just because it was packed with so many people who were also going to the race. So you have all of these people in their running clothes with their race numbers pinned on – very different from the usual view on MARTA.
Of course – I am VERY HAPPY that on our ride back the train car wasn’t packed with as many runners – because a train car full of people who just ran 6 miles can’t be a good thing.
I took way too many photos – because it’s a race and you can’t be selective – there are just too many moments – you just need to shoot away and sort it out later – but here’s 17 from that morning.
So after the race – we rushed back to get home, take a nap (well, I did) and then we had to drive out to Lake Allatoona to go out on a boat. Last year the boat died while we were out on the lake – this year, our friend with the boat got a new boat (actually Leah’s parent’s close family friend – and the reason our table setting flowers looked SO GREAT at our wedding) … it’s actually her son’s new boat. Which means that none of us actually knew how to start it. So first we sat there in the boat, at the dock for 20 minutes, trying to figure out how to start the boat – it was a simple extra switch that we couldn’t find.
But once we were out there – it was all full of awesome.
Sadly. The weekend is over.
Monday! Monday! Monday!
Yeah. That didn’t work.
…. We stood in front of OutWrite bookstore at the corner of 10st & Piedmont. If you were in the race, I was on the right side of the street. – you know, almost standing in the way with my camera aimed at the runners. If you think I snapped a photo of you – let me know and I’ll try to find it and get it to you.