Saturday, November 19, 2011

In Tampa for the Race

Sheryl and I got up early this morning to make sure we were able to catch a flight down here without waiting around all day. It is good to be off today. Yesterday I had a double period at work and then did a Sozo last night after work. Needless to say, I was too tired to get the blog done last night. But we are here in Tampa tonight to watch Adair run in the state cross country finals tomorrow morning. My prayer for her in the morning is that she be able to run the race she knows she can run.

It is really good to see Jennifer, Sean, Adair and Meleah again. It's been way too long since we have seen them. Seeing Adair is hard. Most of the time she is with the team, but we did get to see her a little bit. It's a quick trip, but that is better than not seeing them. Tomorrow morning we will go to the race and then leave for the airport in Tampa. I am so glad that we have been able to make this trip.

This afternoon, we were unable to check into the hotel early, so we made our way to a movie. But traffic and other things made us late. We wound up in Ybor City. , it is a historical district that was the hub of American Cigar production in the 1800's. This place was the home to Spanish, Cuban, Italian and German immigrants. They were tobacco specialists. All the cigars were hand rolled back then. At the heigh of this industry this area hand rolled over 500 Million hand rolled Cigars. We hung out tonight were all afternoon. We looked at shops and finally sat down for a drink. We had a good time in a place we didn't even knew existed. Well, it is late, and the race does come early tomorrow. So, we will go tonight and then give Adair our best as we pull her on to the state finals.

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