Alondra's Second Buddy Walk

That's my Alondra Rose reminding me, her Dada, to get the word out about her second Buddy Walk. This is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota and it's only a few short weeks away. They do good things. If you can help this year, Alondra thanks you. Donating is easy. Same as last year.


Officially Hitting the Dirt

Finally got around to checking out the official mountain bike trail at Elm Creek with my new toy. Mapped it out on Gmaps Pedometer here. So it turns out over 2 thirds of my route is paved trail just getting to and fro the fun part. But I shouldn't complain. Only 10 miles of pavement is a small price to pay. The fun part is the loop at the bottom left.

The 4 miles of dirt is more fun than I had anticipated. I had only seen small sections of the trail from points that intersect with other trails. And that didn't look too interesting. So I had been playing closer to home on some unofficial trails all summer. Those offer many more opportunities to practice my bunny hops. But I think I'll be a regular on this route now. Even ran into a few unexpected grunts that got my heart pumping pretty good.


Sunday at Andrews Park

Alondra spent a nice quiet Sunday afternoon at the park. It was such a nice afternoon that Matt even tore himself away from Mario Kart for some entertainment that didn't involve electricity.

Though there is a downside to having the big brother influence around. It's a small price to pay.


Another Big Day

It's good to be 3. Especially when it means you get your own laptop. It was getting to be a pain having to share Mom's.