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Checking In From Savannah

Friday, November 08, 2013

Took the RV to Savannah yesterday for the big day on Saturday.

We had a little excitement on the way, a dump truck spit out a rock which put a nice crack in my windshield. The third time this has happened in my many years of driving. Each time the rock came from a gravel hauling dumptruck. Should be okay, I have free windshield replacement on my insurance policy.

Got to the Expo and picked up my race number, swag bag and T shirt. It seemed much larger than last year. Lots of vendors. I snagged a nice Publix bag and small plastic food container for free. DW's favorite grocery store is Publix, so that worked out well.

I didn't do much at the Expo, just kind of breezed through and returned to the RV, and then drove to the Savannah Visitor's Center, where we will be parked overnight. There is a small fee for RV parking, and I don't mind 'roughing it' a little.

So, DW and I relax and enjoy each others company before race day. Being retired and not having a huge disposable income, I value the money saved as well, a few hundred dollars that I won't be spending at the much more comfortable, I'm sure for many, hotels in the area.

Here we are in the Savannah Visitors Center:

Here's the contents of my race packet, received yesterday.

I'm feeling relaxed and ready to run tomorrow. Today we'll do some leisurely strolling around the area. I have my two Boston Terriers, Barney and Bitsy, so they'll get some exercise as well.

I had some time this morning, and a decent wifi connection, and was thinking of all my sparkfriends. I thought, why not post a race prequel? So, here I am.

Thanks for reading, I'll be posting race results as soon as possible, and have a great day.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1CRAZYDOG 11/8/2013 8:30PM

    Travel safely and good luck tomorrow!

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MWWENSIN 11/8/2013 5:00PM

    Sounds like a great way to travel. Have a great race.

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ROXYZMOM 11/8/2013 4:59PM

    Enjoy your marathon! What a beautiful place to run! I hope you and your wife get some sightseeing in!

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STRIVER57 11/8/2013 4:02PM

    sounds excellent! and you can't leave anything in the hotel if you're sleeping in your RV. plus, presumably, you're used to the bed and it won't screw up your body, as others have reported. advantages besides the economic. have a great race, Vic.
jo ann

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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/8/2013 3:52PM

    Good luck! I'll be thinking of you. That RV looks pretty swanky to me, LOL.

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MASRITE 11/8/2013 2:39PM

    Good luck tomorrow!! I'll be thinking of you crossing that finish line. emoticon

And, don't forget to get that windshield fixed. Don't want it to get any bigger then it is!!

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NATPLUMMER 11/8/2013 1:27PM


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KIMPY225 11/8/2013 11:49AM

    Sorry about the crack in the windshield!
Good luck at the race!!!


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MARGARITTM 11/8/2013 11:43AM

    Have a great race tomorrow! Will be thinking of you!

Can't wait for the report. I do like the R and R races although they tend to be pricey. They do respect the runners and put on a fun and well organized race.

Will have to look up your results online!!!! No PRESSURE THOUGH!

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RAINEMARIE214 11/8/2013 11:03AM

    Enjoy Savannah and have a great race this weekend!

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LISAINMS 11/8/2013 10:58AM

    We have been talking about getting an RV again specifically for race accommodations. Had one before and camped a lot. Then the kids were involved in so many activities that camping weekends gave way to games and practices. Anyway, seems like the RV is a great way to race travel. We had a travel trailer (and pop-up before that). DH thinks we should get a small driveable like you have. I imagine the fuel economy is probably similar to what we get when towing. Have a nice time in Savannah and good luck!

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JACKIE542 11/8/2013 10:33AM

    Have a great time! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 11/8/2013 10:27AM

    Looks terrific! So glad to hear from you and look hearing about the race!

I love thr RV! I think I would be happier there,than any hotel!

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ONMYMEDS 11/8/2013 10:18AM

    Looks like the weather is nice also. How far is the visitors center from the race site?
Enjoy the race!


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KPETSCHE 11/8/2013 10:15AM


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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/8/2013 10:06AM

    Have a great time!

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CHANGINGHORSES 11/8/2013 10:02AM

    Very nice, I'm jealous. That sounds pretty cool and I am so glad that you get to enjoy the good things in life while you are retired. I am sure that you worked hard for it. Savannah is beautiful and it would be great to run a race there someday.
Meanwhile, I am here in PA with our first small dose of "frozen wet stuff" fighting a cold and cheering you on!!!! Enjoy your race!
emoticon GO GET EM!!!!!!

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