2013 Fall Freestyles – Day 1

2013 Fall Freestyles ran Friday and Saturday, September 21-22 at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner. I took the day off of work. Preparing for these events, though I’m a veteran now, is always more work than expected. I had to do laundry, pack, then go shopping for clothes that fit. Well, a shirt, actually.…

Day 6: The Final Hurrah

Bryce Canyon And on the final day of our Backroads trip, rather than get up early to dance, rather than getting up early see the spectacular sunrise over Bryce…we slept in till 6:40am. Guess that’s all relative, eh? Sleeping in, that is. When we did get up and head out to breakfast, it was a…

Day 4: The Grand Canyon

Sitting on a rock at the end of a 4-mile hike. Granted, doesn’t really sound all that bad, but the first 2 miles were straight DOWN into the canyon and the second 2 were straight UP out of the canyon. And it took the same amount of time each direction. About an hour. Lemme tell…

Day 2: At Zion National Park

I am EXHAUSTED!! What a day! It all began, as most days do, at the beginning. Only today, the beginning was much too early: 5:00 am. It wasn’t by design or necessity, but rather, by dint of the fact that I drank way too much water yesterday and spent all might getting up to go…