Tom-A-Hawk showing his best side.
Our last bridge in our six bridge Providence Bridge Pedal oddyssey was the Freemont Bridge. Most recognizable and never traveled by bicycle except for this once a year opportunity. We cruised up to the top of this beauty and stood looking at the views for awhile. So cool to be up there and so much fun riding down, fast, on the other side.
Went bowling last Friday night with some friends from work. Had a great time. Plus, Karen was a rock star bowler. I’m getting her on the tour. She bowled a 162 and a 160. Granted she did have a game in there where she bowled like a 105 or something, but still. That’s awesome! I was in the 137/134 range. Not bad for people who haven’t bowled in awhile. Twice in the last 6 years.
We went to a Portland Lumberjax game last Friday night at the Rose Garden. The LumberJax, for those who might not know, play lacrosse. Lacrosse is a game much like hockey, only there are no skates, no ice. It’s all running and running and hurling your lacrosse stick and sometimes whacking your opponents with your lacrosse stick and running and hurling the ball at a tiny net with a huge goalie guarding it and more running. Very fast. Lots of action. We went to this game not because we suddenly had the urge to learn about and watch lacrosse. No, we went because one of our good friends had the privilege of singing the National Anthem before the game. He was awesome. Getting to learn about and watch lacrosse ended up being a bonus. Who knew we’d like it? Certainly not us. But, we did.
The photos and commentary follow this as you scroll down in the blog are a sort of overview of the sites one might see at at Lumberjax game. You should go. It’s really entertaining.
Last night we had the pleasure of going to a Portland Beavers baseball game. The good news… we won. The better news… it was a good game. The best news… a friend of ours, GO ERIC, sang the national anthem before the game. He was awesome, and I’m not just saying so. He did a fantastic job!
A little recap of the last few days events to follow….
Last Friday, June 27, Karen and I went to watch a friend’s (OK Shawn, this is your blog debut!! Woo Hoo!!) daughter, Saige, play in a basketball tournament. I used this picture because most of the shots I took were blurry. Bummer, but what can I say, it was the lighting. Better that than bad photography, which is really the more likely reason for things not turning out so well. Anywhoo… here they are, Saige’s team, in the thick of things. It was a pretty great game actually. Who knew the competition at the Junior High level would be so intense and good. It was impressive! Plus, it was great to see Shawn. It’s always a great time hanging out with you girl, so sad we live in different states. Oh, and… your daughter is tall. I felt like I was visiting the land of the giants hanging out with ya’all. I believe I even got a crick in my neck from lookin’ up so much.