In preparation for my family coming to visit, Steve and I tried out the campfire ring in our backyard. Next week, we'll be sure to have S'Mores. As for the Friday midnight Glacier Park run...it went a little differently than planned. We left Kalispell around 9:30 pm, picked up Danni, Carsten, and Callie along the way, only to find Going to the Sun Road closed right at the Loop parking area. Message to Levi (who seemed to be in charge according to the dialogue between workers): Please don't close the road on a clear, full moon Friday night!
We weren't the only disappointed people. Lots of bikers and cars with the same idea having to turn around. We persevered though, and ran the road toward Avalanche and back, giving us about 14 miles. The full moon amidst the mountains was eerie and gorgeous and it was trance like running with headlamps at 2:00 am. It was good to meet Carsten, who will also be running this race with us in August. Thank you to Gretchen who drove us all safely home that night/morning. I crawled into bed at 4:30 am and continued to sleep much of the weekend. Wish I had pictures for you, but haven't yet figured out how to take a good one in the dark.
Last, I encourage you to see "The Dark Knight" at the theatre. Despite it being about 20 minutes too long for me, I would even say (shock and awe) that I'd see it again. The Joker stole the show for me, and it's too bad Heath Ledger isn't alive to enjoy the character's success.
That's all for awhile. My family arrives on Wednesday so I'll be enjoying the outdoors with them!