Friday, April 29, 2011

So this one time, in Baker...

It just doesn't have the same ring, does it?

To clarify, Baker is around 90 miles from Vegas. Give or take. It is the home of:

World's LARGEST thermometer

But let's face it, I don't drive all this way to find out how hot it is. And it's DAMN HOT in Baker in April.

VEGAS, baby. I went there. I didn't go for the usual reasons though. EVEN THOUGH a decent amount of liquor was imbibed and a fair amount of dollars were dropped at the roulette tables. No...I went because my sister has gone crazy participated in the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay. Does anybody remember the part where I said that it is 90-ish miles from Baker, CALIFORNIA to Las Vegas, NEVADA? Ok, good.

 I going to write a post, but then it started getting LONG.  REALLY LONG. So how about some highlights?

  • My sissie ran almost 5.5 miles. At 9 o'clock. OF THE EVENING. I think it sucks that you have to spend the WHOLE DAY AND MOST OF THE NIGHT in Vegas sober, because you have to run a relay later that night. At least they party after their leg is over.
  • In order to be on the relay route, to hum the theme of Rocky at her before she passed the baton, I had to get my car marked with her team's number.
  • I think THIS proves that the LAPD has a sense of humor.
  • I thought it was very cool that each runner had a car following them. Warning: Not a very good picture, because I TAKE HORRIBLE PICTURES.
  • Being around all those cops and such made we wanna yell out the window, "FUCK THE POLICE", N.W.A-style. 
  • Sometimes, I open my mouth even when I KNOW I should keep it closed.
  • #thatswhatshesaid
  • My husband thinks I'm ridiculous.
  • I really wish that we could have stayed until Monday, so we wouldn't have to rush back Sunday trying to beat the traffic.
  • I'm VERY PROUD of my Sissie for participating.
  • On the way back from Vegas, we stopped at Alien Fresh Jerky. In Baker. Which is more than an hour BY CAR. And all I could think was, "These mf'ers RAN from here to Vegas?! That's badass, but STILL. They are ALL outta their damn minds!"
  • Next year, we're going back. She's going to run again!

This still ended up being long-ish. What are you gonna do? Until the next Vegas trip!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow. That was very Deep Cover. :)