Monday, August 16, 2010

Hmmmm...where was i?

oh yes, finishing up the mid-west/east coast tour. we made it to philadelphia to hang with my family. my parents have recently moved from the 'burbs to the big city and showed us how the cool cats live. their new neighborhood is the center of downtown action and has about 100 restaurants, bars and shops within just a couple of blocks. we checked out lolita, village whiskey, the reading terminal market, and a few other spots. what i am lacking in coolness and hipster-ness and culture is easily made up for by my parents and siblings. maybe i can be cool like them in 20 years.

my sister, brother and their boyfriends/girlfriends and my step-mother marsha- waiting for a table at village whiskey...


the highlight of the philadelphia trip was definitely the gran fondo century ride with my dad. unlike eastern virginia, philly is hilly! the route had almost 7,000 feet of climbing of beautiful urban and country roads. and some scary ass descending of which i was NOT a fan.

unlike james and i who train more that part-time, my dad's training has been super limited due to moving from burbs to city in july and his work schedule (he's a neonatologist super doc).
but he made it, with a smile on his face. such a champ.
we headed back to san diego on the 10th and have been playing catch up all week followed by a monster training weekend. more on that soon. less than 8 weeks to kona!!!

7 comments:

GoBigGreen said...

Awesome Dartmouth Dad. That is cool you get back to the east coast to see your family in the summer:)
Hope the weather is looking up for y'all in SoCal!

Christi said...

That is very cool that you can ride centuries with your dad!

Rachel said...

Please tell me you got the burgers at village whiskey. cause if you did, I know it was worth the wait. yummmmmmmy.

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

enjoy your artical, thank you..................................................................

kerrie said...

yikes, don't remind me that it is less than 8 weeks to go....hopefully i can remember to show up on the right day.

Yasi said...

Sounds like such a fantastic trip! Hope your scab is cleared up!

SHERRY said...

This post really makes me miss home. Glad you had an awesome time!