Friday, November 28, 2008

Celtic Thunder

This was an interesting group with a huge cult following. Good music. I hadn't heard of the group before, so it was quite a surprise and delight when I found that I really liked them.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Joya Spa at Montelucia

Kalen and I spent a few hours rejuvenating before going to Zinc for
Thankgiving Dinner. The property opened again (it used to be La
Posada) on November 4. It's a beautiful property with very nice staff.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sunrise in Phoenix

We are expecting a rainy day today. Stormy actually. Checked that Kalen has his umbrella and he just sent a message to go outside to see the sunrise. Awesome!! He said that the earlier version had a rainbow included. Two minutes later this was all gone.

Monday, November 24, 2008

On the way back to Phoenix

I'm at the San Diego Airport returning to Phoenix.

Check this out! Rocking chairs next to plugs. They are filled with happy laptop users.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Made it!!!

We are going through the end of the line, scanning in our credentials and picking up our victory shirts. The place is packed and we are just anxious to make it through the closing ceremonies and find our way to the hotel, a warm bath, a hot meal, and a soft place to sleep...not on the ground...and not with 5000 other people.

Pit stop 4. 1,3 miles to go.

One photo of the line of portajohns. While I often welcomed the sight of these (as they were at the rest stops) I will be glad to be away from them for another year.

Pit Stop 3 Pink Flamingo Dress Up

Check back for the photo! 2.1 miles to go!!

Ladee K. Rickard, MBA

We are off on day 3!!

Ladee K. Rickard, MBA

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hi Samantha!

Finished Day 2!

Done with Day 2. Blisters and sore feet but laughing a lot and having

Ocean Beach

This is a place holder for the Ocean Beach photos.

Ladee K. Rickard, MBA

Life is tough!

Heavy fog

No photo this morning. Heavy fog has the area in a white out.
Visability is about 20'.

We had a pasta dinner last night then went to the tents. I moved from
my assigned tent with a stranger into Amy's tent in Samantha's place.
Sleeping was tough until I took my Advil.

Teammate Thea message: her feet were doing fine until after lunch when
she developed tendoniyis and swelling in her right foot. She continued
though to the end. You will need to ask her about getting kicked out
of the bar with a bunch of angels. 21 miles!

Ladee K. Rickard, MBA

Friday, November 21, 2008

At camp

Trying to get blogger to work.

Ladee K. Rickard, MBA

Camp One Mile

Almost done for the day. Ahhh. Hot shower! Pasta dinner. Chairs.

Thanks for the view

Enjoying lunch, the sun, ocean breezes and the view. Thank you to my
supporters and donors.

Someone said that we have about 6,000 walkers this weekend. Wow!


Half way through the day. Turkey sandwiches never tasted this good.

Day 1 Opening Ceremonies

We are gathered for the opening ceremonies. Weather is awesome. Nice

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mandala Tea Room

Enjoying an afternoon Darjeeling 2nd Flush in Old Town Scottsdale.
Beautiful fall day to enjoy a sidewalk cafe.