Louie Vidmar
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May 17th, 2004 Weekend excursion..

So this weekend a bunch of us went to Bend, OR for the Pole, Pedal, Paddle competition. I was the “support” for the group, but I still had plenty of fun (and plenty of beer). The trip started out with Dan and I driving to Bend to meet my brother and some of his other buddies. They all got registered and such and we went to grab some mexican food for dinner and tried to find someplace to sleep for the night. Well, we decided on the Walmart parking lot– 3 of the guys rolled out their sleeping bags under a “windshield repair” canopy, my brother and I slept in a tent, and another guy slept in the trailer.

The next morning we woke up and ate breakfast at a Sherry’s or something and wasted a few hours before the race started. Dan, Mark and I went a local playwave and Dan did a little surfing. Then it was back to the parking lot so those guys could get psyched up for the race. Things went off without a hitch, though the last transition or 2 were a bit rushed.

After the race we grabbed some beers while waiting for the results. They got 4th place in their division! Then it was off to the brew-pub for some more beer, then to probably the fanciest restaurant in town for dinner, and we slept at a motel for the night.

Pete, Dan and I took the kayaks out the next morning on the Matolias River for a short little jaunt while the rest of the guys went out mountain biking. We met up at a grocery store afterwards and ate lunch at Longboard Louie’s (Hawiian/Mexican food) and headed home.

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One Response to “Weekend excursion..”

  1. Courtney Says:

    No fair, that sounds like fun. Especially the
    WalMart parking lot. It’s rained 19 of the last 21 days in Minneapolis…