We got back yesterday from visiting the grandparents in Raleigh. A few things about that trip:
My grandparents looked great. Like I expected, my grandma didn't remember ever meeting Tom and even told him that it was so nice to meet him as we were leaving. They did recognize my mom, dad and myself.
My grandpa, although lacking much short term memory, is freaking hysterical. He has a smart remark for everything and had me giggling the entire visit.
I love Raleigh. There are trees and parks and cute houses and it was 75 and sunny yesterday. We are now working on getting our butts there. Fast.
So we got home yesterday, albeit a tad later than expected to ice and snow. I'm so over winter. Like I've said before, I honestly think I pissed Mother Nature off at some point in my life. I was over the top excited to have these waiting for me when I pulled up though:
They are the newest Avi Bolt III's from Avia. At first the colors caught my attention because I love love love the pink and black, but the yellow wasn't doing it for me. It's growing on me. They are light as a feather (which I'm so not used to... should be interesting running in flats), but they look pretty badass. I'm excited to try them out. I'll write a review as soon as I get some good miles in them. Again, this big girl isn't used to such minimal shoes - it'll be a good test!
Then to top off my excitement, this came today:
My new Kestrel 4000 Pro. I'm so excited to get it put together (although, because we live in Ohio and not Raleigh, I won't be riding it until May I'm sure), but it's awesome looking. As Tom and I were going through all of the bits and pieces, he kept saying "I don't think this will work for you so I might have to take it for you and put it on my bike". Um... sorry sweetie... this bad boy is mine! Of course, now I get to name it! A few of my teammates have had contests which is a great idea so if you have any ideas, send them to me. I was initially thinking Papa Smurf, but Tom and I couldn't get past the fact that I usually refer to my bike by name and it sounds really really wrong to say "I had a great ride on Papa Smurf today". Bad huh? :)