First of all, Happy Father's Day to all of you Fathers out there!!!
Well as you can see we haven't been having any fun at all!
The race starts tomorrow and there have been some changes.
1. They are starting tomorrow morning at 6:43 a.m.- the exact time of sunrise.
2. The route will be handed out as they line up for the race.
3. They are "talking" about the grand prize being given in Sturgis, S.D. a week after the challenge ends in Homer.
Keep in mind they have changed their minds several times and this too may change.
Cheryle, Shelbe, Denny and Lisa and myself have left Key West (Wildman is on his own) and motored north. Denny and Lisa followed us to the Ft. Lauderdale exit and we continued North until we decided to bed down for the night in OCALA, FL.
We stopped in at a Cracker Barrel to have dinner and watch the thunder and lightening storm catch up to us, (we went through several large storm systems) this one however decided to drop a bolt of lightening about 1/4 mile from where we were eating and caused a HUGE fire. Luckily it was on the other side of the Freeway and we were heading in the opposite direction so it didn't impede our progress.
Yesterday we partied down at the opening ceremony with a band, Sam Little played a song he wrote called the Hoka Hey Challenge and then Coyote Ugly girlies danced for us. We were still able to be up and about early even with the drinks we consumed (we are rockstars!) Wildman got several questions asked about his "Harem" of women wearing "Wildman support crew" T-shirts. We even made them all jealous by taking Wildman to the dance floor and the 4 of us dancing around him while he boogied down. Nope, we aren't having any fun at all.
Well on that note, the fun has actually come to a screeching hault with our 10 hours of driving today. Tomorrow we are up at 4am and hitting the road for Panama City to visit with one of Cheryles friends and then we are aiming to meet Wildman at the first checkpoint. We don't know yet where that is but will by 6am!
UNTIL THEN.... HOKA HEY!