We made it to da 'Ho! Mom flew into PDX on Monday night, she ran errands all day on Tuesday while I frantically wrapped things up at work, we spent all night packing, and then headed out on Wednesday for the 7 hour drive to Coeur d'Alene. The ride was uneventful, other than the pesky virus that seems to have taken up residence in my stomach. I'll spare you the details. Thankfully I have a few days to get the germs out of my tummy. In the meantime, bland foods and extra hydration are being consumed diligently.
Here's our overloaded car. We are over-packing extraordinaires.
Upon arrival, we checked into our awesome rental home, which is located about 6 blocks from the finish line. Yes, that's a wrap around porch with a hammock. It also has a cushy green backyard, lots of open space, and comfy bedrooms. Go to CdA Getaway for outstanding vacation rental service in Coeur d'Alene.
I'll be spending lots of time sitting on this cozy couch over the next few days!
Lesson of the day - buy lots of extra tubes and CO2 cartridges (unless you are flying) before you leave home. Your local bike shop will be MUCH cheaper than the Ironman expo bike shop. At $10/tube and almost $6/cartridge, this was an expensive 20 minute bike ride.
Thu - 30min practice swim, registration, 20min run, pick up little brother from airport