I can't believe it's halfway over. But I do have to say, today was a bit longer than yesterday.
I woke up at 4:50 after not being able to sleep much all night. I was actually pretty comfortable for being 7 months pregnant and sleeping on an air mattress on the gym floor. But I kept waking up all night long...it's probably just excitement.
After breakfast, we were off to New Glarus for AM Pit. Our crew took Mardi Gras to a whole new level. There were purple, gold and green beads galore. I was sporting a Cat in the Hat-style hat with purple, green and gold stripes as well as all sorts of other flare. I looked rather ridiculous, but it was a lot of fun.
We also had some great tunes today that everyone really got into, so we had a bit of a dance party.
After the final riders took off (aka the Caboose), we packed up and took our leftovers (yay recycling!!) to PM Pit. It was quite a long drive, and was rather hilly. I even noticed it in my car, so I know the riders were feeling it. But the scenery was absolutely beautiful, and we could not ask for better weather.
I then drove to lunch, where I probably ate too much (once again). I also got a massage and spent a long time lounging with my friends Mitch and Amy, so it was a rather luxurious few hours.
I stopped back at PM Pit because I had to see Watermelon Man in action once again. You may remember him from prevous ACT Rides. He wears a yellow shirt covered in watermelons, carries a broom with a horn and has a mat to measure how far people can spit watermelon seeds. I am simply horrible at it. I believe I fall into the "Doofus" catergory - which is the worst.
After hanging out near Watermelon Man, I decided to take a walk. I figured if the riders can ride 300 miles, I can certainly walk one or two. It really made me think about all they are doing.
I just arrived here at Camp at Sauk Prairie Middle School all sweaty (how sad!!) and ready to take a shower.
I'll check in again after dinner and such.
Go riders and CREW!