|Team Honey Buckettes at the beautiful starting area|
Mel, me, Zoe, Kerrie
Runner #1- Mel
Runner #2- Kerrie
Runner #3- Me
Runner #4- Zoe
|Zoe, Mel, Kerrie and me in our awesome honey bucket gear!|
|Don't worry- he's a relay driver!|
So on race morning we woke up around 5am, got our stuff (well, mine mostly) gathered and waited for Kerrie and Zoe to arrive at 6:15am. They left their car at our house and we all drove to Mel's since she lived closer to the start line, arriving there at 7am. Once at Mel's we decorated our car and hoped the rain would hold off long enough for everything to dry (it did). We made a quick stop at the store, grabbed some coffee and headed to the start line which is at the Tacoma Mountaineers parking lot, a 1/2 mile from the Carbon River entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.
|Our Honey Buckette mobile, ready to relay!|
|The start line. Mel is in the red outfit off towards the left.|
|Great job Mel! Go Kerrie!! Get those white socks dirty!|
|Hanging out waiting for Kerrie and cheering for the runners passing under us.|
|There she went! Way down below in the mud!|
|Way to go Kerrie! Now it is my turn! See the orange team in the background? |
We played leapfrog with those guys all day!
|I loved ringing the bell! Looks like I gave Zoe a karate chop!|
|Leg 3 done! Don't you love Kerrie's fur lined croc's?|
|Zoe ringing the bell- leg 4 done! Mel waiting for the tag!|
To be continued...