Wednesday, December 17

Can I interest you in some Chilean Sea Bass?

I am heading to Chile!! The longest country in world, with the hottest place in the world - the Atacama Desert where some spots have NEVER....received any rain!! (We learned that this year in Geography...)

I depart Thursday at noon, fly to Atlanta Georgia where I will hop onto a plane to Santiago Chile. I am not sure how long the flight is, but i get there the next day. I am presently downloading some movies to my iPhone, i hope my battery will last!!

I really do want to see if they serve the Sea Bass though, delic!!

Why am i going?!?! That is a really good question...i am joining my parents and the company they work for, Maranatha International, to build a church in the south of the country. In two weeks i will tell you all about it. I have visions of snow peaked mountains, steaming volcanos, hot springs, early morning runs, and lots and lots and I asked for cynder block duty. what ever is the MOST physically taxing job, give it to me!!

This is the first trip I CAN REMEMBER packing for WITHOUT any bike gear. None. Without any OPTIONS to ride bikes until January 3rd at 2pm. If it is raining that day, the rollers will be set up or i will brave it and ride in the rain in the dark!!!

We do get to go for a trek on this mountain and spending some time in the Chilean Lake District!

What i ask of you...RIDE YOUR BIKES AND LOVE IT!!! Spend time with the people you care about and care about you too. Enjoy good food, and well, give some pretty cool gifts this Christmas.

Until January...

Friday, December 12

Someone sold me out

Sales people keep calling my cell phone. i get all excited because my phone rings, then its a new number, oo, who could it be? Automated guy selling me something. Just because i rented a room at the Holiday Inn in Beaulton last year for the national race, they think we are friends now.

One guy even got upset with me, stating, "if you dont really want this package, don't waste my time." hold on, your the one wasting MY TIME!! He even ventured to ask my WHY I didn't have the $199.99 to secure a room for 4 days in Sedona for two adults and two children. Um, because it's just me and i probably dont want to take a friend plus their kids with me on a trip to Sedona.

I said well thank you for asking about my finances. Just today, i dropped $153.67 on a Garmin on the net. it should arrive within 2-3 business days. I spent all my money on racing, and i only go places to race, otherwise, you will find me within 77 miles of my front door.

Whoever put my number up for auction, i loath you.

Thursday, December 11

There is a lot more where this came from

iPhone pictures of dusk rides uploaded to the blog while waiting for the train to cross.