(warning...blogger may have gotten carried away with pictures for this post)
i guess i will finally post about the 90 mile canoe race my buff hubby and brother-in-law did together. (for those that didn't hear, mike did the 90 mile adirondack canoe classic for the second time...i know, who's crazy enough to do it once, let alone twice...and justin did it for the first time!). it was a fun weekend, well maybe more fun for marla & me, their fantastic pit-crew; might have been more of a tiring weekend for the boys. who's ready for the '09 90 miler??
pit crew hard at work making breakfast the first morning (did i mention our fellow racers started their morning at 4am?!) team sawyer matching coffee mugs... er, sorry mike, maybe next year you can have one too! paddle on team sawyer team sawyer members justin got super excited and jumped in the boat before they were even in the water this is what the starting line looked like on day one war canoes...maybe the pierce clan in '09? the first carry...the pit crew met up with the paddlers to see how they were doing (justin under canoe, mike carrying gear behind, marla checking things out) taking off.... second carry...canoe weighs 65 pounds (i may not have that number right) finish line day one - blue mountain lake the beach at blue mountain lake mike picking out his seat for the race (note the rain jackets...paddled in the rain - and the pit crew took down & set up tents in the rain...not so much fun) team sawyer mascot watching the paddlers from long lake bridge had to get a picture of "whitey", the other team we rooted for (we said it was mike & justin in 20 years) the only reason i am posting such a ridiculous picture of myself is to show our true pit-crew spirit... first, i agreed to spend my 5th anniversary watching my husband paddle a boat; second, look how dedicated...we even made signs day two finish my hot paddler - xo aunt jan & uncle stu happened to be in the adks the same weekend (only a mere 100 miles away), so they came over to see the big race and took us out to a lovely dinner in tupper lake happy anniversary, happy anniversary..... we couldn't take the rain so we opted for a stay in a motel instead and found this cute, vintage motel in tupper lake (i'm so mad i didn't take the picture at night when the sign was lit because it was super cute then) the cute motel cabin we stayed in (couldn't think of a better way to spend our anniversary...sharing a tiny room with marla & justin!) peeping-tom this was the super cute office (again...looked so cute at night with the "office" sign lit up) packed out...the sleeping bags are where marla & justin seats were... squeeze it in misty morning start for the third day yea...the final finish line in saranac lake! stepping out for the last time the aftermath we did it, we did it! just thought this sign was great, and the fellow under it! heck yea team sawyer....3rd place!