Thursday, March 5, 2009

On the road again.....

And, they're off! This photo was taken at approximately 0600 hours this morning as Sandybottom and Kiwibird departed for Tampa, Florida. The gals were in great spirits, even if their bodies are still wondering how they are going to manage the Challenge this year ,with a relative lack of training compared to previous challenges.

Kiwibird has sworn on her only Greenland paddle that she will talk to FliesWithKiwibird more than 30 seconds each evening to give her updates and that she will enjoy the scenery, explore new routes and take it easy this year...easy meaning if she comes in first she'll have some 'splainin to do!

Most Everglades Challengers will tell you that the camaraderie is just as important as the Challenge. Kiwibird was especially looking forward to meeting all of her friends at the campground tonight, where no doubt lots of tales will be told of Challenges past.
Good luck to Sandybottom, Kiwibird and the rest of the Watertribe as they embark on what we hope will be a lively yet safe adventure.


Rob said...

Good luck Kristen - and thanks FWKB for the ongoing updates.

David said...

"... if she comes in first she'll have some 'splainin to do!"

But will anyone be surprised?

Thanks for keeping us posted, Lori!