We sent a care package to a student studying abroad in Leeds. He appreciated the fine artwork as well as the mac and cheese, which is unavailable there (and I thought Brits had poor taste in food).
1. Janny turned one! We had a couple celebrations, the actual birthday event was at our 2nd home, La Fiesta. She had 3 teeth, enough hair to mostly cover her head, and was just starting to walk. When in the right mood today, she'll walk about 10 feet, toddling all the while.
2. I went to Wild Card Cycling's spring training camp near Lick Creek, IL. 20ish of us enjoyed perfect weather, riding 200 miles in 3 days with lots of hills and trees and rivers to look at, including the mighty Ohio River at Golconda, IL. Greg posted a nice group photo on facebook in front of the bluffs at Giant City. It doesn't look like we're in IL.
My pre-weekend training program was pretty successful. Only one long ride (50 miles), but 2-3 times per week I did intervals. I was trying to do Tabata intervals (8 sets of 20 second sprints, 10 seconds rest. 4 minute workout!), but I can only do 3 sets before falling to pieces. I had pretty good power and reasonable stamina.
While I was away, Jill's parents paid a visit to the girls. I did not get a chance to see them.
3. My grandfather passed away at 95 years old. All of my memories of him are from fun times; Park City vacations, playing ping pong in their basement, golfing, visiting amusement parks and water parks.
Since we hadn't visited the family in CO for around 5 years, we all decided to go to his funeral. Driving was much cheaper than flying, so we drove all night Tues night and took 2 days to get back home. I can't stand driving in town, but I love a good road trip. Janny slept nearly the whole drive, and Clara watched Dora and Blues Clues about 50 times each on our bought-for-this-trip-but-Jill-now-uses-it-regularly Kindle fire.