Ohio and I have become good friends over the past month or so. My little red (station) wagon has visited Wooster, Cedarville, Westerville and Delaware recently, mostly for my daughter's cross country meets. The poor kid is struggling this year, and for as much as we are motivated to see her when she's running well, we feel doubly motivated to see her when she struggles. So about every two weeks, I-70 and I become reacquainted. And I-70? If you're listening? Please reopen some of your rest areas. And don't call it a rest area if the vending machines are open but the bathrooms are closed.
By the way, are all Ohio residents Ohio State fans? It seems like these meets always coincide with Ohio State home football games and this Pitt girl feels wildly out of place.
Here are a few photos of Friday's meet - the All Ohio Championship. Our Wooster girls were in the first slot at the beginning, meaning that they started at the far left of the line. That's not a good place to be if you're running, but nice if you're a picture-taking parent.
Hey, I'm so glad that you guys like my Favorite Posts of the Month page. It's a lot of fun for me to revisit your posts as I write it. I've finished the September 2010 page and you can find it here.