Wednesday, July 9, 2008

BBQ, 5K, and KY Lake

We had quite the jam-packed weekend over "The 4th". After dropping Mickey off at my parents' house Jeff and I headed to Carbondale for a brief stop at a bike shop on the strip. A couple of weeks ago, Jeff had found a bike that he really liked while we were out bike shopping. The only problem was that they didn't have it in his size. So, I knew that this place in C'dale had that same brand so we decided to go and check out what they had in stock. Lucky us, they had the exact same bike and size that we were looking for. Jeff took it for a test spin and was greatly impressed with its smooth ride. So, long story short, we left with a brand new bike. The poor guy had been riding my bike for the past couple of months in order to train for his upcoming tri.

We then went south to Paducah, KY where we met my sister and brother-in-law for dinner at Whaler's Catch. Jeff and I hung out down by the river while we waited for them to arrive. We were quite amused by the many elderly couples parked on the riverfront watching people through their binoculars.

On Friday, we hung out at the house for a while and then went into Murray for their annual Freedom Fest. It was our plan to have some genuine southern BBQ while we were down there. After walking through the Fest we all decided to each choose a different BBQ vendor to sample. We would choose a BBQ dish and split it between the 4 (well actually 5, counting the babe) of us. Jeff got the pulled pork/rib dinner, Monica got BBQ nachoes, J.B. got pulled pork sandwiches and I ordered a whole slab of ribs. We were a little let down by the vendor Jeff chose, they seemed to be all glitz and glamor and lacking in the BBQ department.

Monica's nachoes were quite unique and had a good flavor.

I loved the pulled pork sandwich. It was so moist! And the ribs were amazing! They were falling off the bone and mmmmm so good. I think that the group agreed that they were the winners. In fact, Jeff thought that they were so good he had to get his pic taken with them. :-)

On Saturday, we got up at the crack of dawn and headed into Murray for the Fest's annual 5K race. J.B. and Jeff were all set to race. They both did really good and finished 3rd and 2nd in their age/gender group. Jeff ended up finishing 34th overall out of 124 racers. He averaged around a 7min 30sec mile.

After the race we had b'fast, went to the store, and then headed out to the lake. Monica's boss, Tony, has a boat and lakehouse at KY Lake. We ended up going out a couple of times with the guys trying the wake boarding and Jeff having a little open swim time. It was a great weekend!


pdisandro said...

Great post! It sounds like you had a fun weekend. Why dont you ditch that zero husband of yours and get with a hero :)

pdisandro said...

Real funny Jeff...