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Today started with another great perc of our family bicycling adventure. Courtney from Pottstown Parks and Recreation presented us with dining gift certificates for the New VIP Diner, the Brick House and also Juan Carlos Mexican Restaurant. All 3 are located on High Street and are an easy walk or ride from the Trilogy Park track. What a terrific treat and a nice break for our meal budget! Thanks!!
We also found our pictures on the front page of the Mercury, Pottstown's local newspaper, along with a well written article about our epic journey. I was so glad to see that the photographer captured a shot with not only us in it but also 4 of the local BMX riders who joined us for the parade through town.
By the way, our bikes were taken away soon after the bike parade. Don't worry. We didn't break the speed limit or local laws. The Knappers, who run Trilogy Park, had pre-arranged to have our bikes serviced at a local bike shop named Tri-County Bicycles. Thanks to Trilogy Park and Tri-County!
This morning, the track was abuzz with volunteers helping to pull together all the necessary items to make the weekend run smoothly. The Concessions stand got fully stocked and geared up for all the meals they’ll serve to the hungry riders and their families. Teams started arriving and putting up their EZ-Ups and track chairs. Vendors set up their weekend stores and displayed all the items that make BMX dads drool. It felt so good to be in the midst of it.
At lunch time, Frankenbutt and I asked the Beast if she’d like to join us for lunch at the new VIP Diner for lunch (w/gift certificate) but she preferred to hang at the track with her friends. Frankenbutt and I enjoyed Greek Burgers and some quiet time together. It seems like it’s been so long since we’ve had a date! It was truly nice to sit together and talk and eat together.
Lunch out was so nice that we also decided to do dinner out via our other gift certificate for the Brick House on High Street in Pottstown. Again, the Beast opted to hang with friends at the track and puppy sit Coco. Cathy Knapper offered to let us use her car for our dinner out and Frankenbutt drove a car for the first time in a long time.
We returned to the track to find that longtime friend, Jack Bontorno, asked the Beast to go to Walmart and pick out something special that he had promised me when he saw me at the West Palm Beach race. His daughter, Tiffany, the Beast and he ran to the local Walmart and bought an Oreo ice cream cake. We borrowed a knife, plates and spoons from the Concession stand and enjoyed the sweet, cold treat! Thanks, Jack! Thanks most of all for remembering that Birthday Cake is my FAVORITE dessert!
Well, it’s time to get a good night’s sleep before tomorrow’s big national race!