Monday, September 19, 2011

Terrell, Texas Monday Morning Mashup


Yesterday was the 1st Annual (heh) Plano Balloon Fest 5K and Half Marathon.  I ran the 5K and finished with my best time 32:57.  I'm not sure how I did it, but I got signed up for a 15K on the 24th.  The course is 1 time around White Rock Lake.

The balloon part of the festival was pretty much a dud.  It started with bad weather on Friday and continued through Sunday afternoon.  The balloons never got off the ground the entire weekend.  We did get to get up close on the balloons they did inflate yesterday morning.  I didn't have my camera since it was close to race time.  This is from my phone.


We got a nice thunderstorm last night, the power flashed off for just a second.  Don caught some great lightning shots.

September 23rd is the opening of Thrillvania Thrill Park.  Always voted one of the best haunted house attractions in the country.















No football game this week. The Tigers are off until September 30th when they travel to Red Oak.

If you haven't seen the pictures from the Flights of our Fathers, click over to the Facebook page.  Hit the 'like' button when you get over there.

Will today be the day we learn the destination of Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State?  The PAC 12 or 16?  It beats staying in the Big 12 and adding smaller schools.  With the Big East crumbling, I wonder what TCU will do?  Where does Missouri and Baylor fit in?  I would love to see them move to the SEC, but I don't think that's going to happen.

6 comments:

Tanya said...

well congrats on your time! bummer the balloons never got off the ground but that pirate one is pretty cool!

Kate said...

I would like to go to a balloon festival, esp. one in Albuquerque, NM. Since this is the first one they've got nothing to do but improve and go up!

Olivier said...

superbe, j'adore le pirate ;)

Lynette said...

Good time, Jim! So glad y'all got some rain even it the balloons suffered. Wonderful photo yesterday, too!

Lois said...

Nice looking balloons! Too bad they didn't get off the ground.

brian stout said...

have you been signed up for a full marathon yet? =)