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Ahhh.. there’s nothing like waking up to the sound of a gate test drop on Saturday morning at a National. I don’t even bother setting my alarm any more. I woke up having slept pretty well without the rain fly. The sun was shining and any sign of the former days’ rain was all but gone. I grabbed my shower bag, picked up my volunteer t-shirt and headed to the neighboring waterpark for a pre-arranged shower set up for the weekend BMX families. (I swear I think Jennifer West thought of everything!)
Following the racing, the Beast was eager to use her waterpark pass so Frankenbutt took her in while Coco stayed with me to post a blog. Then we switched so that the Beast and I could ride a few tube rides with her. We had fun … she mostly enjoyed seeing the terror on my face when our tube spun me around so that I was facing backwards and couldn’t see the drops and turns ahead.
When the park closed @ 7, we returned to find the Parents’ Association Spaghetti dinner well under way. As we ate, Allison, who oversees the Concessions, came up and brought us freshly made salad just for us! It was sooooo good! It’s tough to keep fruits or vegetables on the bike so a fresh salad was a nice treat! Thank you, Allison!
With our bellies full, we wanderer back to the camping area and found a bunch of kids playing volleyball in the set up sand pit in front of a stage where more kids were doing Karaoke. There were BMX moms and dads congregating around the outer edges laughing and having a good time. Before long, the Beast and I joined the kids on the volleyball court and had a good time. When the Karaoke MC called the Beast’s and my name, we made our way to the stage where the Beast had pre-chosen Fergie’s song, “Fergilicious” for us to sing. I’m not much of a singer but evidently that’s the point of it ??? Whether anyone else enjoyed it or not, she and I were cracked up. Later, the Beast roped her dad into singing Elvis’ song “Love me Tender” which he did reluctantly … and sang it well. I actually got some goosebumps listening to him sing. I LOVE THAT MAN!
We talked and played for quite some time and I found my eyelids going together around 10:30pm. Both Frankenbutt and the Beast agreed they were tired and we made our way back to our 7x7’ humble abode. Coco was eager to get in the tent, too and we drifted off to sleep as I recounted in my mind what a good day it had been.