Sunday, October 11, 2009


I'm having a good day..."good" meaning I haven't been gagging and nauseated all day. Therefore I thought this would be an opportune moment to post. Are there toys all over my floor? Yes. Is there laundry to be folded? Yes. Is there a Halloween costume I have to start making for a little cowboy? Yes. But has it already been a month (almost) since my last post? Eek, yes. I feel justified. :-)

Last month we went to Ben's big race, LOTOJA (200 mile ride from Logan, UT to Jackson, WY... Lo to Ja...get it?).

Ben and the team took off from Logan at 5:45 am (crazy) meanwhile Logan and I slept and took our time getting ready to get on the road. We stopped at two of the feed zones while driving up to Jackson to witness Ben's pain, agony, sweat and tears... Oh, wait... I mean to love and support him along the way.

(Never mind Logan's mini-shorts and thighs in this picture...)

We also got to visit my Grandpa and Grandma Campbell's graves in Weston, ID. Haven't heard of it? Yeah, that's because it is in the middle of nowhere, but fortunately "the middle of nowhere" happened to be on our way. :-)

This was about 3/4 the way through the race and Ben's trying to stomach more food. Yuck. He burned thousands and thousands of calories during the ride so it was a battle to eat enough junk and high-caloric food to keep his body fueled. Wish I had that problem. :-)

Ben and some of his peeps.

Meet Brianne. Crazy mother of three who drove up to support her husband, Curtis, and swears she will never do it again. Ha ha.

This is what the kids were doing while waiting for the team to ride into this feed zone. Who says a string tied to a rock on the side of a road can't be a fun toy?

Ben finished at about 7:30 pm (right honey?) and due to user-error, there's no pic of Ben crossing the finish line. Go figure. Here he is with some of his teammates. And that's Paige in the pink. :-)

The cheering crew.

Logan's new discovery.

It was a long, long day and I don't think I'll ever make that trek again, but it was fun to see Ben get to work so hard for something and then to achieve it.

And a BIG thanks to Katy and Russ for letting us crash at your house that night! It was so nice to stay somewhere like home!