There are a lot of SERIOUS athletes around here. Tomorrow is the big day. Everything is Xterra everywhere we look. Tonight, instead of luau, there will be a carb loading dinner for 550 people under our balcony. Although there is a large outdoor staging area for the bikes, to a one the participants keep them with them so every elevator is awkwardly stuffed with 3 or 4 riders and their cycles. I guess at 6,000. a pop I’d keep an eye on mine, too.
The golf outing was a big hit, per usual. You can never really tell who wins because they give out the prizes on a very arbitrary basis- the worst team, the slowest team, the best team, the all Japanese team. Rich was in charge of the longest drive contest and they ended up splitting the prize between the shortest drive at 7’4" and the one woman who played.
Today is a day off before race activities tomorrow. It’s 9am here and we’ve already been out to Molokini snorkeling where the visibility and variety was heavenly. Now we’re going to wash the salt off and head around the short rough road to Hana rather than the usual long route (hey! It’s a rental car!). Tonight will be dinner at my most favorite place to eat in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD.
Here are a few pictures- Rich teeing off in the longest drive contest, flowers for Judy and one of the interesting things we see from our balcony…