Wednesday, June 4, 2008

relay '08

Here's a (blurry) shot of tents and track with McCoy Stadium behind it.

I just wanted to share with you a few words and pictures of this year's relay. The event was all the things it was last year - fun, and meaningful, with a sense of camaraderie as well as the seriousness of what we've accomplished and what we've left to do.

The theme this year was the movies, and with Jess and her family's obsession with pirates (not to mention Johnny Depp), we obviously went with Pirates of the Caribbean. There was plenty of swashbuckling going on,

lots of pirates of various sizes,

Check out Big Brother's new glasses!

even appearances by Jack Sparrow and Captain Pimp Hook.

Hi Magic Baby!

I wish I had gotten a better picture of Jess' dad in that Captain Pimp Hook costume; it was hilarious.

Of course, the luminarias at night were beautiful. Maybe some year I'll be able to get a picture that does them justice.

This year I didn't get to stay overnight; I had to work the next morning. Still, I was glad to have been there, and so excited about the funds that were raised. I have to give kudos to Rock Fan, who raised the most and who was, again, out on the track showiong support all night, and of course to Jess, who put so much work all year long into getting us organized.

Oh! I almost forgot to show you: we had to do a skein lap. I brought it to the relay even though it was still damp, and being the geeks that we are, Jess and I excitedly brought it around the track and documented the event for all of you. :)