I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Back to work tomorrow! I have book fair and parent conferences coming in the next week and a half and then only another week and a half until Christmas (politically correct=winter) break.
Thanksgiving morning I did the Turkey Trot with family and friends. It started at the Oregon Zoo, went to the Japanese Garden and then back to the Zoo....four miles in all. Some people ran....some people walked....it really was fun. I have a number of pictures to post and you will notice rain in many of the pictures. I will admit that I am a true Western Oregonian because I love the rain. I definitely have webbed feet! Here we are arriving at the zoo. The weather forecast was for a dry morning with rain in the afternoon. Hmmmmm.....something is showing up in this photo that looks a lot like rain!
Levi, Mike, Regena and I waiting for the start. My son, Russ, took the picture.
Mike and Russ ran while Levi, Regena and I walked. If I remember right Mike said he ran 9 1/2 minute miles.
Runners! On your mark!
Still getting set!
Then it was the walkers' turn. Forest Park is beautiful.
Stunning....even in the rain!
Coming in to the zoo. We must be close to the finish!
Inside the zoo by the mountain goats....we are still walking, haven't come to the finish yet! Notice the women in the center of the picture. They had turkey hats on for the walk. It was at this point that my camera quit working because it was wet.
Coming in to the finish....extremely wet but happy! There was about a half mile walk inside the zoo to get to the end. They had oranges, bananas, and chocolate turkeys for us. Sure tasted good. I'm planning on doing it again next year. Come on and join us!
I'm a mother of four, grandmother of thirteen and have been happily married for forty-four years. I have worked for the Oregon Trail School District for the last twenty seven years as a library technician. I share ownership of a Gammill Quilting machine with three friends.