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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

Off to the Races! The NORTHERN races :)

6th June 2008

Ok, it’s been nearly 2 weeks since we packed up the car and went somewhere, so of course, the travel bug has bitten us again.  But seriously.  We’re leaving tomorrow am for St. Louis, where Brian’s racing a BIG $$ race (the Tour de Winghaven) on Sunday.  We’ve got a 4-star hotel right next to the Arch tomorrow night, thanks to Priceline.  Aside from the fact that anything in the top 20 pays VERY well, Brian’s hoping – planning – to qualify for the pro/elite Nature Valley Grand Prix in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.  (We’ll post lots more details on this soon!  VERY EXCITING that Brian will probably get to race with the very top pros in the US!)  So we’re leaving from St. Louis, passing through Platteville, WI to see Anna and Hal who are moving to Auburn, Washington next week, and and then we’re heading up to the Twin Cities for the race from Wednesday to Sunday.   We’ll steal a couple short days in Shell Lake before heading home to be back by June 18th.  Brian’s got students waiting to do research with him.  The summer of a professor isn’t quit all care-free!

Usually we travel in Brian’s parents’ car, but this time we’re taking our smaller, cozier, more gas-friendly car.  Should be fun 🙂  We do have a portable DVD player, which is a must to keep the kids happy on the marathon trip.  But they’re good travelers, and we’re getting good at this. 

I’d love to post more, but I’ve got to get packing.  We’ll post more from the road!

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