Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The world is small, my suitcase is not

My techie kids, ages 9 and 11, run a server for a game called "Minecraft", played on by ten or so kids across the world (one is from Iceland), and the kids will Skype each other and build collaboratively in this virtual world. So today I hear Grant having a conversation with the Arizona friend, and they discover that they each have a parent going to Age Group Nationals. What in the world are the odds of that?! So now I am hoping to find him in Burlington. That's probably weird of me, but oh well.

The bike and gear bag left yesterday, which is good, because I could focus my packing neuroses on the suitcase and carry-on. Two-thirds of my suitcase is allocated to food! I have enough food packed for 2-1/2 days - oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, apples, Wasa bread, almond butter, casein, and granola. I made three each of two kinds of meals and froze them in ziplock bags. One is diced and roasted sweet potatoes and red potatoes with ground turkey and the other is corn meal, mixed veggies, chicken, and flax seed meal. I won't win any awards for meal presentation, but it's cheap and easy and my stomach will be glad for it.

 meals-on-wheels, right down to the small roll of paper towels
I should arrive in Burlington by lunch tomorrow and my first outing as part of the Endurance Films Racing Team is a group bike ride in late afternoon.

I'm hoping to meet lots of TriCrowd folks at the race, so if you see me, please say hi! (Especially if your kid plays Minecraft with mine ;-)