Saturday, August 29, 2009

Trifecta Completion

The Beer Run Trifecta has now been completed. The final stage took place yesterday, and although there weren't as many participants as we would have liked, we still had a great time. Elise and Mary Lou joined us for the first time, and I do believe that they both enjoyed it! As mentioned previously, the run started at my house on Stickney Bridge Road...

...and finished at 20 Main. It was a fantastic run, and even though they are dedicated walkers, my mom and Mary Lou sprinted to the finish!

Of course one of the great rewards on these beer runs is the refreshing beverage at the end (sodas included).

So here's the very best part of all of this...two of my very good friends are self-proclaimed non-runners for a variety of reasons. They BOTH ran the entire route. It made my entire day.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Summer Wrap-up

As stated in a previous post, every Thursday a bunch of the Ladies head to the beach for some relaxation. Well, yesterday was the Summer '09 Grand Finale. Due to the cooler temperatures that were expected for the day, the plan was made to hang at the beach for a few hours, and then reconvene on Sierra's porch for a barbecue, followed by sending the kids to the "movie sitters" while we enjoyed some icy, cold beverages at 20 Main. It was a fabulous day. In fact, I thought the weather was absolutely perfect. Extremely sunny, but without the unbearable heat. It was a little strange though, as some of our friends were missing...

It didn't take long for our kids to discover the fun that could be had with an empty lifeguard chair though.

It was just Lauren M., Sierra and I with our boys, and it was nice to watch them all play relatively peacefully together while we sat and chatted.

After we had finished up at the beach, we headed to Sierra's front porch. It's a great porch with plenty of seats and lots of locals to look at as they walk or drive by. The porch looked even better with the "Thursdays at the Beach Party Day" banner that Tys created.

Oh, and the dirty martinis made the porch look pretty darn good as well.

After a yummy meal of burgers, dogs, shells and cheese, cole slaw and corn-on-the-cob, we walked down Main Street to drop the kids off at the movies. The Ladies? Well now we headed across the street in a hurry after that. While there, we ran into a new and improved Scott, all freshy with his 50th birthday eve hair cut and beard trim.

Ya just gotta love 20...

It was a great day filled with laughs. The true measure of how well the day went was our boys' faces...

Moms, pat yourselves on the back. Job well done.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Stage 3 Information

It's almost time for the 3rd and final stage of the Beer Run Trifecta, which will take place on Friday, August 28th at 5:30 p.m. This final leg takes us from 859 Stickney Bridge Road to 20 Main. It's about 3.5 miles and generally flat with some long downhill sections. We will be seeing at least two or three new faces during this final stage, but we'd like to see 10-15 new faces. For those of you who have participated in the past, please let your friends know just how much fun this is!