Saturday, June 20, 2009

Father's "Satur"Day

Our day began early with a trip into Anchorage to watch Steve pursue his latest passion: road bike racing! We set out at 8 a.m. with our fingers crossed that it wouldn't be raining in Anchorage like it was in Palmer, the van packed with kid activities, movies, and snacks and met up with the Kroons to view the guys in action. The rain stopped, the guys raced, and the kids had a blast cheering on their dads and playing in the dirt! Rachel and I needed a latte to chat over, but as it was between bikers and 5 kids next to the road we didn't finish a sentence! Steve's gift of new bike shorts and jersey don't arrive at REI until Tuesday, I was bummed he didn't have them for the race. It was so fun to watch him work so hard! The course had a major long and steep hill up Old Rabbit Creek Road, and they had to climb it 10 times! Yikes! Steve clocked 19 something miles going all out today. I am way impressed. The guy is doing a fabulous job for just entering this competitive sport this year! Kep was amazing too- he came up from behind due to a technicality, and ended up passing most everyone! Way to Go, Steve and Kep!
We all celebrated over Happy Meals (thank goodness for Subway next door!), and then Steve and I took the kids to play mini-golf for the first time ever. So fun! David was a natural with at least two hole-in-ones over 17 holes! The course was Alaska themed, with many holes decorated and set up like different parts of our state. Well worth the $5 per person. To top it off, we visited REI and got a Moose's Tooth pizza to bring home. We have our fingers crossed that Steve will not be called in to fly tomorrow, and we can continue to celebrate what an amazing dad he is!


Rachel said...

That was real! You're right... a mocha/latte and the playground would have made it real fun! ;) Great pictures of the kids running alongside Steve! We are looking forward to the next race with you guys! And, I LOVE your header pic of the kids- they are adorable and sweet!

Spakouskys said...

Looks like a fun filled day! Way to go Steve and love the new passion for biking! It is wonderful to see new pics of everyone, miss all of you tons!