Monday, September 20, 2010

Post-race picnic.

After the MDI Half, we packed up and drove out to Echo Lake.  Sitting on these very rocks 10 years ago, Sam and I wrote our wedding vows together a few months before our wedding.  We love this spot.

Saturday, we stretched out on the rocks and warmed ourselves in the sun, ate lunch that we got from the delicious cafe Tamarind in Bar Harbor, while the kids climbed around, explored, and even swam a little.

We met up with our good friend Josie and got to meet her partner Jennifer. They showed up with a huge green smoothie for lunch (our people!). 

Josie and Sam were in the English grad program here at UMaine so she was among our very first friends when we moved here.  Josie and Jennifer both live in California now, but are in Maine for a few months.   Josie is a published poet. Here is her book.   How cool is that?  
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Sam did a swim.  See him out there?

And the kids were really happy feeding ducks.  Check out Reed's enormous belly. 

When I told Josie and Jennifer we wanted to have them over for dinner, they reminded us that they are vegans who are also allergic to wheat and tomatoes; I was immediately up for the menu-planning-challenge while Sam said "You are a couple of pains in the ass."  And Sam can get away with such talk with his great friend Josie. 



Josie and Jennifer with Skyler.


We loved seeing you guys...  and now we really want you to COME FOR DINNER! I can totally cook a vegan, wheat free, tomato free dinner for you!



New topic:
In reflecting about Saturday's race, I realized that I didn't cry at the finish line!  That is the first race I can remember that I didn't at least heave one sob.  Not sure what this says about me as a runner...

4 comments:

Amy said...

Looks like it was a fabulous day! My theory on your tear-free finish is that you've come into your own as a runner. No need for tears when you're strong, confident and loving what you're doing!

Nancy said...

I think Amy's right. Also, I think I did enough crying for both of us. Glad you had such a nice time with family & friends.

wildsojourn said...

Emilie! We will totally take you up on that! Jennifer really loved meeting you guys. We'd love to see you again soon!

wildsojourn said...

Emilie! We will totally take you up on that! Jennifer really loved meeting you guys. We'd love to see you again soon!