Buddy and the Asheville Half Marathon
This past weekend we went to Asheville, North Carolina, to their annual half marathon. I told you all that the race was going to run right in front of my old home up in the Manor Grounds, so here are a few of the photos taken that day. Here are a few fun facts: In 1965, we paid $39,000.00 for this home overlooking the Smoky Mountains. Our house payment was $130.00 a month, and we were buying it directly from the family who sold it to us. I don't think you all even want to hear what it went for the last time it sold...definitely out of my price bracket. My, how times have changed! I was so happy to see it looking so beautiful and decorated for the festivities. If any of you are interested in the historical pictures of this place, here is the link to the collection at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Buddy celebrated his 60th birthday on the Sept. 12th
and ran the half marathon on the Sept. 15th ~ 3 hours 13 minutes :-)
Start and Finish Arch
Biker Pacers at the Front
Pacer with His Baby in the Carrier
Bud Checking out the iPhone
Balloons were placed according to race times for the runners
to gather prior to the race.
Each group had its own Pace Runner. This was Bud's. She tried her best to get me to do the 5 mile walk, but I declined.
Quite the Clever Sign
Asheville Is Definitely Cherokee Territory
Bud Is Off
Beer Truck at the End
Since Bud does not partake, I got to enjoy the brewskies.