|Team #9 AKA Lay off my Biscuits (long story...inside joke)|
I could hardly believe that we were doing this again. Last year's amazing quest took us about 3 1/2 hours, involved a trolley ride to an entirely different part of town and had really hard challenges. This year it was definitely watered down. It was only about 2 hours, kept us right in downtown and had much easier challenges. The take off point was a bar called Barley & Mash. When they yelled GO we opened our first clue and took off running our little hearts out and trying to get through each challenge really fast. It was in the 80's so we were HOT, sweaty and out of breath.
One of Mj's good friends L is moving out of the state so we planned a day at the park on Sunday for one last time all together. It would have been nice if we could have flip flopped Saturday and Sunday's weather but even in California you can't always get the weather you want when you want it. Saturday was in the 80's while we were running around the city but Sunday at the park the temperature dropped to the 60's. It was still high 70's where we live but this was closer to the coast. We ordered Pizza and ate this yummy cake with L's face on it. I'm not even gonna tell you how many pieces of pizza I ate. I was freezing for most of the day but I zipped up my hoodie, sucked it up and had fun anyways. I got some laughs when I busted out the gloves but I didn't care. If I was smart I would have joined in on the volleyball and wiffle ball games so I could burn some calories AND stay warm.
|The Guys (L is the one on the right with the baseball cap)|
Mj has a really great group of friends. They don't just stay in touch on Facebook; they make sure that they hang out and see each other in real life too. They bike, do dinners and take trips together. I don't have friends like that. Gosh, I can remember meeting all of these guys and their wives five years ago and hoping that they would like me and now I feel like part of the group. L is really the center of the group and so good at bringing everyone together for Bar B Q's and gatherings at his house. It's a part of life that things change and people move on but it's so sad. It's going to be a good move for him but he will be missed by everyone.
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