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Palm Trees

Although the race the day before conspired to minimize the potential of our free breakfast vouchers, today there was no such constraint. Oh no. Today we could take leisurely showers and then head downstairs to enjoy the eggs and bacon and oatmeal and bagels and pancakes and fruit and coffee to our hearts’ content. So we […]

La Bamba

Across the river there were tables lined along the Riverwalk. They had Texas flag umbrellas over them. The staff walked back and forth in cowboy hats. We were glad we were not over there. It’s not that we have anything against flags or hats. It’s that it was chilly, and that side of the river […]

What More Could You Ask For

At 6:00am sharp, Trudy’s phone starts beeping. She hops out of bed and gets in the shower and goes down to the lobby to get some coffee while her laggard husband sleeps in. The race, he figures, doesn’t start until 8:20, so there’s no rush. She comes back up as he’s tying his shoes. They […]

Happy Birthday to Trudy

I woke at 12:15am. Hm, that’s not quite accurate. At 12:15am I rolled over in bed, having laid awake since we went to bed. I looked over at the glowing red digits on the alarm clock. It was time. I got out of bed, walked over to my suitcase against the wall, unzipped a side pocket […]