Sunday, October 5, 2008

Let The Races Begin!

Dad's in town this week, so we decided to do something different - and Dan found the perfect fit. The Port Townsend Kinetic Skulpture Race. We had a wonderful time! The weather was perfect and the people crazy. People from all over design these crazy "skulptures" that they race across land, water and mud. Some were more successful than others, but they all had fun.

We watched the "stump speeches" as the entrants tried to win the popular vote, promising everything from "an egg on every plate" to no "foul name calling" and everything in between. Apparently the theme for this year involved chickens and every skulpture had a rubber chicken included in it. We stayed for the beginning of the race and watched as they plunged into the icey water of Puget Sound. Click here for more pictures of the event.

After the craziness (and chill wind blowing off the water) we headed to a nice micro-brewery for some warm, yummy food and a tasty beverage. The food was to-die-for good, although eaten a bit hastily since Little One decided she was also hungry. A crying baby does not make a pleasant dining experience. I managed to keep her quiet by bouncing her on my knee, but do you have any idea how hard it is to eat clam chowder while bouncing a baby?

We spent a few more hours wandering the streets and shops of this quaint village, then took the ferry back home. After a fantastic Chef Dan prepared steak dinner, we are all worn out and ready for bed.

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