So Friday....we head upstate. Straight in to the sleet and rain. Good thing Cliff's jeep is a 4-wheel drive with nice grippy tires.
Sleet didn't start to accumulate on the road until we got to Spartanburg. We took I-85 for a short route over to Sista's.
You know, I'm sure one way to weed out the folks that text and drive is to throw 'em on a sleet covered interstate. No lie, we saw 7 accidents within a 3 mile span. All single car accidents. It looked like they had spun out of control.
Experiment: Cliff wanted to see how easy it would be to spin out. He slowed down and waited until no traffic was coming and then hit the brakes. Nothing. His tires grabbed. They did spin very slightly, though, when he hit the gas to speed back up.
Conclusion: I'm going to be a little presumptuous and say that clearly these accidents were the result of someone not paying attention. Don't text and drive, people!
Finally, we made it to Sista's. Let's call her Terri. Now, she's not a biological sister. She is a cousin, but has been adopted into my clan as a bonafide "Sista". And we sistas love an adventure (weather permitting).
Now, if you read my blog about "Cracking Up", you'll know it was over some chili. I hope my laughing at Terri the other night over the chili didn't hurt her feelings. Terri was planning to make it for dinner Friday, but when we got there....No Chili!
I was silent. Thought to myself, let's not stir this pot. Ha! No pun intended. We had pasta instead. Turns out she was accommodating my athletic husband who had a Triathlon the next morning. Gah, she's so sweet?
So, Terri informs me to eat hearty. We are going to slide into an adventure after dinner. Huh? It's 27 degrees F outside. No matter! We are going sledding in the sleet covered hills that she lives in. Oh joy! Oh boy! Wait, this could get dangerous.
Disclaimer: Cliff has videos coming out the ying yang. But for space and time's sake, I've only attached one.
Jan 25, 2013 Sledding at Terri's.
Yep, that's me. And nope, I didn't die.
Good thing Scott told me how to turn the thing or I would have ended up in the bushes like Terri. Ha!Ha!
Cliff had his Triathlon Saturday. It was one of those that take place inside the YMCA. Lap pool, treadmill, and stationary bikes. Kind of a bummer. This dude likes the outdoors, but he'll take what he can get. He's in training for yet another Ironman. Tri results - Cliff took 3rd place in the 40+ age group. Pretty darn good, considering he hasn't been in his 40's for some 7 years now.
I'm so proud!
Now we had to go feed this man. He needed some major calories. So off to Ryan's we go. Everything went smoothly here, until.....
Terri walked off with a serving utensil.
I don't think she has Alzheimer's. In fact, I'm pretty sure of it. She has what my mama calls half-heimer's.
Hey Scott......maybe drawing up some papers might not be a bad idea, right about now.
I'm thinking of purchasing my own metal detector.
Like I said, weather affects our adventures. You do the best you can with what you have. Spring adventures....coming soon.
Til next time,
Oh, wait......in case you were wondering:
I ran 2 miles last week. That's it.
This week's plan (knee permitting): Run 2 to 3 miles every other day. I've got a 10K to train for, people.