Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Tribute

Took my mom to Fort Snelling National Cemetery for Memorial Day. My dad is buried there having served in the Navy. Beautiful weather, tons of people milling about and remembering loved ones. I gained a personal interest in veterans, not from my dad who actually hated the service but from working at the Mn. Veterans Home for a couple years. They have a story to tell. We should be listening.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bike Parade

Michael and I were invited this past Sunday to join with hundreds of other bikers to try to beat the Guinness world record for the longest length of a "bike parade". Still waiting for the numbers to come in (I was #565 to cross the finish line). It started at 68th and France and went around Lake Cornelia covering approx. 2.2 miles and taking approx. 26 minutes riding single file throughout the ride. The weather was great and the event was very well organized. The Edina Morningside Rotary Club sponsored it and also turned it into a fund raiser with money going to VEAP which runs a foodshelf, camp scholarships for kids, and money for vaccination programs in Third World countries. Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond lead the parade, however I never spotted him. We rode our bikes there and then took a ride through the Centennial Lakes area afterward so we covered approx. 12 miles for the day. All in all it was a great time even though Michael got alot of ribbing as he rode with his Packer sweatshirt on :)