Bloomsday, Spokane, Washington. An amazing running event we have attended for over 30 years now. It is like, "Let's get 45,000 people together and throw a party!" We drive over the day before and stay in the most wonderful hotel, the Davenport Grand. Posh and elegant and right downtown, so once we park the car we can walk to all our favorite stores and restaurants. Once the packets are picked up, we head to the best book shop ever. Aunties! I love to find a comfy chair and read a magazine that I would never buy, $19.99! You have got to be kidding me....lol Then there is a couple of stores that are such fun to browse, Boo Radleys and Atticus. I bought a new alarm clock. What is with me and clocks?! We had dinner at Luigi's and it was lovely. We finished the night with drinks on the outdoor veranda of the hotel.
Up early and my runners got ready. I did the 7.4 miles once and that was enough for me. My hubby is a great runner and is in the Second Seed division right behind the Elites. I am married to a fast guy. :P They head out and I pick up coffee and head to the finish area. I love to sit on my bench and people watch. I get such a thrill when I recognize my runner coming toward me. Both did so well and were happy and ready for showers. They both were sporting their new finisher t-shirts. These shirts can only be had if you finish. Very coveted. We headed home via Red Lobster for lunch, and had a lovely drive thru the mountains. A perfect weekend! Always, Kit