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2014 Portland Marathon

My Hubs Man achieved a serious bucket list item today: he ran the Portland Marathon!!! After 6 months of training on weekends and during work days at lunch, he crossed that finish line!!! I wasn't able to be there for several reasons. First, since Boston they won't allow spectators at the starting or finish line and second, Trudy had an unexpected back episode at about 6:30 this morning and it took me over 2 hours to get her to a place where she could walk on her own. Talk about bad timing. We had a meeting place at mile 21 all set up and Hubs looked for me and I wasn't there. Such a dummer!!! Nonetheless, I was able to follow his progress from home until his RFDI cut out at mile 21. Hopefully in a few days the marathon will be able to tell us what his finish time was...
Start:     00:00:00   Pace: --- 5K:        29:02        Pace: 09:21 10K:      54:35        Pace: 08:14 8.9M     01:15:17   Pace: 07:43 13.1M   01:51:16   Pace: 08:35 17.5M   02:32:42   Pace: 09:25
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Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona Wildcats

Hubby and I made a trip into Duck country Thursday night to see our Wildcats beat the Ducks once again! We sat in a section where only 4 other Arizona fans resided (and they were 5 rows in front of us) and it was a sold out game. We had an overwhelmingly positive experience with the Oregon fans, so nice and congratulatory. A couple even gave us their cushioned seats because we were sitting in the bleachers. That doesn't happen EVER when you enter enemy territory, but these fans were classy to the maximum. Thank you Oregon for having us at Autzen Stadium and thanks for being the kindest group of football fans out there! Also, thanks for losing -- that really made our night!!!

Coin Toss
1/2 Time
We Won!!! Suck it Ducks!! (Just because they were classy doesn't mean I have to be!)
Final Score: Arizona 31 - Oregon 24

Oregon International Air Show (includes video)

A few weeks ago, as part of my outreach schedule, I was asked to attend the 2014 Oregon International Air Show as an exhibitor. The museum signed up at the last minute so we didn't get a prime location, but still had great seats to enjoy the show! On Saturday my good friend (and fellow docent) Marlane went with me and on Sunday hubby and Executive Director Larry came out to help me too! I honestly had low expectations for the weekend but it turned out so much better than I thought it would. The highlight of the entire weekend....F-22 Raptor!! Are you kidding me? This plane is absolutely incredible!!!!
Marlane and I and the sun...we both got burned!
Hubby helping out at our booth
Heritage Flight: F-22 Raptor, 2 P-51 Mustangs and an F-86 Sabre
F-22 Raptor footage