As much as I love Snow, and hot chocolate and snowmobiling, I really am a warm weather person. That is why there are lots of pictures of water and beaches. In Michigan one does not have to travel far to find water, be it a river or lake. Which brings me to this post of an event that has been happening in this small town for 61 years this next July. Our small city grows by leaps and bounds for this major race. The racers start coming to practice as soon as the ice and snow are gone! By race week, all of us locals "should" know better than to go to "town". Get your groceries, gas, booze, and anything else you might need, cuz if you don't, it is like a zoo! Don't get me wrong, most of us love it. Business is good, and this is what most small businesses depend on. There are lots of fun things to do the whole week leading up to the Big Race on Saturday. This year the race is on Mr. Big's B-day, look out, he loves to celebrate. We have watched the beginning of the race from different places and have followed to other locations to wait for the racers to go by. Everyone cheers them on! The race covers 120 miles. The starting time is 9:00 p.m. The racers paddle approximately 14 hrs. It is awesome!!! I was going to post a few pics, but found this teaser on youtube and thought it captured the spirit of the Race. Hope this gives everyone a little peek into another part of the world.
Another link for info is http:/yo/www.ausableconoemarathon.org/
Good thoughts to all,