Out for a drive south of Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 6, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Purcari Winery, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist! Arrive December 8th.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Four more sleeps

Until we're out of here and on the road (and in the air) again! It'll go by pretty fast because we've still got a lot to do.

Yesterday, I moved Sherman (our motorhome) down to the campsite nearest our house trailer so that we could start getting him cleaned up and ready to live in again. Over the next two days we'll transfer everything over to him, and then by Monday night we'll be sleeping in the motorhome again. Yay!

Our son Alex and his racing partner Matt are doing the City Chase National Finals in Ottawa today.

Their 2nd place finish at the regional event in July gave them a guaranteed spot in the National Finals competing against 24 other teams from across Canada. The regional events are won in about two and a half hours, with most teams taking between four and six hours to complete the event.

The National Finals race is an 18 hour event! They had to be at the starting point at 5:00am this morning! He was really excited for this, so it'll be interesting to see how they do.

 

These pics were posted on the City Chase instagram account this morning. That's our son Alex on the right!

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20 comments:

  1. Wow, only 4 more sleeps. I can see your grins of excitement.

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    1. Yes...big grins! We're really looking forward to this!

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  2. Sure will be nice to get moving again, we love it, the more the better.

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  3. Egads...how can he stand there and let someone shoot an arrow at him. I could never watch that event. I can barely look at that photo! Hope they did good!

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    1. Thankfully it isn't a real arrow. Did you notice the big flat end to the "arrow", still if it hit you body it might have smarted a bit. We'll find out late tonight how they did.

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  4. Looking forward to hear more of your travel adventures. Glad you are getting back to the thing that you love, Travel.

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    1. So are we Jan, and we will have a whole 7 months of it to enjoy! :-)

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  5. Wow, that would really freak me out to have someone shoot an arrow at me, even if it had a flat end. Sherman must be so excited that there are only four more sleeps to go :-)

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    1. We heard from Alex last night with his standings but I'll leave that for the post today. It was a quick talk so we will find out more about the obstacles they had to work through and if those "arrows" smarted or not.

      Sherman is getting very excited, I am sure he smiles every time we climb in to clean him and stock him knowing it won't be long before we hit the road.

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  6. I had forgotten the race is today. Great weather for it - a high of 19 and sunny. Let me know how it finishes?

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    1. Yep, sounds like they had a great day weather wise for the race.

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  7. Well, I am more than ready for you guys to get out there and start exploring again. Sure am looking forward to your adventures.

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    1. We are more than ready too, Sandy and Jim! Funny though, it really doesn't feel like we have been here for 5 months. It is going to be a great adventure this winter!

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  8. What does 5am look like? I've been retired so long I forget... :cD Best of luck to your son!

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    1. Not to sure but I think it is dark! We have seen that a few times and we will be seeing it again next Thursday in order to make our flight to Ottawa, so we'll let you know. ;-)

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  9. Besides the face mask, I think I'd want to wear a flack jacket...

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    1. I think the flack jacket might be overkill. We'll find out today from Alex, if the "arrows" actually hurt or not.

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  10. Can't wait for your next adventure!

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    1. I won't be long now! We are so looking forward to them too. :-)

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