Saturday, September 15, 2007

Another article on the upcoming Half Marathon

I am leaning towards running the half marathon in Lagos on December 8th. I have been trying to get my lazy butt back into running. I met some folks for a 5 mile run this morning and plan to meet up with them tomorrow morning too. I am not used to running in the heat like I was in Houston because my running lately has been on a treadmill in front of a wall air conditioner. The run will not be my fastest but I am sure it will be a lot of fun.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Perfect Presentation of a Delectable Dinner

I had to take a picture of our dinner tonight.
The presentation was wonderful as was the taste!
It was a vietnamese vermicelli dish that I used to eat in
Houston a lot. It came with a fish sauce and a sweet sauce. Yummy!
We are spoiled here!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

A day at the Yacht Club

When we woke up, it was still raining! My 9AM tennis lesson was cancelled and we were not sure if we would be sailing in the Access Bank Regatta at the Lagos Yacht Club (LYC). We picked up Scott, someone I met through this blog who coincidentally works for the same company as Bob and me. His wife Nancy ran across our blog on the web, posted a comment asking if I could give them some guidance on what to pack in an air shipment and the emails started... I was very happy to help as I really appreciated the info I received before moving here. Anyway... back to sailing. When we got to LYC it was still raining and there was question whether the regatta would be cancelled. Over the next hour, more and more people showed up and the race was on!

The regatta consisted of three races starting at 2:30PM and ending about 5:30PM. There were 6 Hobie Cats and 6 Lightnings, a decent turnout for such bad weather. Bob was in a Lighting with skipper Tony. I was in a Lightning with skipper Julian (same skipper I was with for the Whispering Palms weekend) and crew mate Peter. Scott was in a Lightning with skipper Bob and crew mate Gary. Awards were presented for top three overall -Julian, Peter and I won 3rd place - and the sponsor also presented participation awards to all boats. Everyone was a winner! We had a great day!

Scott (center) and Gary accepting their award.

Bob accepting the award. Tony had already gone home.