With our XTERRA Beaver Creek triathlon only two months away and still scheduled to happen both Mike and I spent a great deal of time this month getting in our biking, swimming, and running. Luckily Flying Horse opened up their swim lanes by reservation only on May 11th. We swam three days, biked twice and ran 3-4 times every week. We had fun swimming together and biking at Red Rocks, Stratton Open Space, Black Forest Section 16 and the occasional road bike on the Cottonwood Creek Trail. It has been nice to have a race to work towards, even though in the back of our minds we know at any time it could be cancelled. What’s even better is that we have been able to train together. I’m so glad Mike and I like doing the same things!
Mike and I decided last minute that it would be a nice thing for me to fly out and visit Andrew at college for a few days. I flew into SLC and rented an SUV and drove the 3 ½ hours to Rexburg. I got in @ 6:00pm and checked into my hotel. Then I stopped by Andrew’s apartment and picked him up. I was pleasantly surprised to see that he had shaved but his hair was oh so long. It was probably the longest and most unruly hair I had ever seen on him. I guess he wouldn't be a college student if he weren't a little disheveled. I took him to Idaho Falls so that we could enjoy a nice meal at the Copper Rill. Our dinner was outstanding. We were so full that we didn’t even get dessert which is crazy because we both love dessert.
The next day we both slept in and that was glorious. Andrew didn’t have class until the early afternoon, so we spent the day having fun at Fat Cats. First, we bowled and that was a riot. I bowled a lot in my youth, and I was pretty good, but Andrew totally won. Then we played glow in the dark golf and I destroyed that game! Then it was on to VR. Andrew played Super-Hot and I played Beat Saber. I never thought VR could be so much fun, but it was a blast and it made me want to go out and buy a VR console. We ended our time at Fat Cats by playing the arcade games. We each had $10 on our cards and we moved through that in less than 30 minutes. We played ski ball, air hockey, terminator, the classic car game, throw the ring on the bottles, and some other lesser known games. We had fun and at the end we combined our tickets and bought some candy! I don’t think you are ever too old to play arcade games!
We headed to Gator Jacks for lunch so that Andrew could introduce me to the famous sandwich he gets there frequently. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. I splurged and got us the funnel cake fries and they were delicious. I dropped Andrew off at his apartment and then headed to Crumbl to grab some of their famous big cookies and went back to the hotel to chill out for the remainder of the afternoon.