Well, here we are, getting ready to head home! Camping in Chiloquin, Oregon was definitely relaxing and fun! What an adventure with just a mom and her kids!
I'm soooooooo sorry for what I'm about to do.
I can't help it, though...I'm being a MOM right now.
My daughter did an amazing job at the Crater Lake Rim Run! She came in first for her age category in the 13 miles (1/2 Marathon) race! When she crossed the finish line, she wasn't even sweating! It was simply amazing! Her brother and I had dropped her off at the starting line at about 6:50 a.m., then had to get going along Rim Drive in order to avoid the road closure, due to runners. We wanted to be at the finish line! It was a long wait, but so exciting! She was the 13th runner in! She was the 4th female! She was beautiful and strong! Here she is with the other 3 women who came just before her!
They were fantastic and so inspiring and so kind to her! The woman right next to her was from our town! It was really fun talking with her! She actually got first place for the women!
Here she is with the top 3 teens, right after the awards ceremony. She is 17, the fellow in the middle was actually 21, and the vellow on the far right had the same last name!
He was 17, too ( I think...)!
She made some excellent connections with other runners and they all
vowed to meet up at the next 1/2-Marathon!
Her brother and I were so proud of her. I'm so lucky that my 2 kids are best friends and do all they can to compliment and support each other. When she leaves for college, my son has admitted that he'll miss her a lot...however, she promised to help fly him over to spend time with her as often as we can afford!
Our camping adventure was OK. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Walt's Cozy Campground! Only $15/night included full hook-ups and complete peace. The restroom/shower area was classic, with beautiful knotty pine walls and spotless appeal! The owner (Walt, go figure...) was so nice and helpful...and told me great stories about his life and past.
This morning, while strolling about the property, I caught this awesome beetle and brought it back to the camper to show the kids! It was an aggressive little bugger...and hissed at me whenever I tapped its back! Of course, that meant we all tapped it often, since he sounded so cool! Very beautiful bug!