Sunday, February 21, 2010

Book Across the Bay

I spent a wonderful weekend in Northern (way Northern) Wisconsin. Drove up on Friday with Emily and a friend of hers. Emily did a campus tour of the college she is going to next fall. We had already visited last year, but one last look never hurts. But the real reason for the trip was she was wanted to particpate in "Book Across the Bay".

It is a 10K across a bay of Lake Superior from Ashland to Washburn WI. It is done at night with ice illuminaries lighting the way.

During the race they even set off fireworks! There were over 2600 cross country skiers this year and almost 600 snowshoers. Emily did the snowshoe'ing.

I sucked it up and volunteered to drive around the bay and pick the girls up at the end! I had such a great time watching all the people cross the finish line. The fastest skier finished in about 23 minutes! The first snowshoer finished in about 42 minutes.

It was perfect weather and we had a great time. This is the hotel on the lake where the race starts. And look at the cool sledding hill they have for the kids!


And this is my favorite Road on the trip!

3 comments from wonderful readers:

Kathie said...

that is such a great street sign!!!
what a fun event. So does she still love the college?
Yes we did the same thing this past week...
it was a long drive!!!!
Kathie

julieQ said...

Like the street sign!! The sledding hill looks like so much fun!

Lori said...

Wow! What a great event! It looks like a fantstic place and the street sign is a hoot!!