We contemplated going to a rodeo with the kids, but then my husband got busy working on his truck and the kids and I took a nap. I got up from my nap and my husband got a fire call on a fire about 5-6 miles north of our house. Way too close to where our cows are.
Luckily, no one is messing around. A helicoptor and a tanker were on the fire in short order and so were lots of local fire departments. The fire was contained at somewhere between 60 and 80 acres. So lucky it was caught early!
This is just a screen shot so you can't play, but the pink arrow is where the biggest fire is, and the blue one is sort of where I am.
2. I have started packing for my trip to Missoula for my first marathon. I think maybe I am over packing, but I would rather have more than I need than not enough. Although 8 GUs and 3 packs of Clif Bloks might be enough for two marathons!
I still don't know when we are going to leave. My parents were planning to go up to Missoula for a skeet shoot (my Dad is a pretty kick ass skeet shooter) but given the fire season being what it is, he may not go. My husband might not go either.
If that is the case I think my Mom and I will leave Friday with the kids and make a weekend of it.
3. It is going to be hotter than normal in Missoula this weekend. Normally for this marathon they have a starting temp in the low to mid fifties and in the seventies by noon. This year..a little hotter than normal.
Regardless of the temps, I plan to be a marathoner at the end of the day.