TrackTown, USA: Our favorite day - so far - as it held the very exciting 1500m men's championship and we know so many kids competing in the race.
The other big story continues to be the weather. 99 degrees and wicked-high humidity. Miserable.
We arrived to the track early. I had every intention of snapping a lot of photos, but I get too busy and too caught up in the races and usually forget. Plus, I did not bring my big camera because I just don't like schlepping it around all day. It weighs a ton.
Mary was a bit more attentive with her camera and snapped this great shot of the 1500m final: Photo by Mary
The leaders with one lap to go - Matthew Centrowitz (leading above), would win the race. Amazingly enough, second-place finisher Robby Andrews isn't even in contention with a lap to go. Completely out of this picture. Leo Manzano (5th place with a lap to go, in blue, behind racer in purple) would finish third. Ben Blankenship (long hair, running second above) was fourth. What a race! Pack your bags, boys!
There was nothing wrong with my camera when we ended up at a brew pub after the races... though I still used my phone to take photos of a healthy wedge salad (with grapes in place of bacon) and unhealthy fish and chips.
Until my next update, I remain, your sweaty correspondent.
RV PARK: Premier RV Park. I-5, exit 199. Large paved pull-throughs. Back-in sites line a small lake. Laundry, fitness center, club house, bath house, recycling, small store. 50 amp, free wifi. This park is very popular with campers in the area for repairs/maintenance at the many nearby RV facilities. We paid $51 per night (and had one night free via our frequent-flyer punch-card).