Thursday, May 10, 2007

Lots of Excitement

School's out for our kids and there's lots of excitement around the Stewart household.

Tana came home last weekend from Boone where she's a student at Appalachian State University. She just bought her first car, and left this morning to return for summer school and a summer job. This is her first car, very exciting. We were pleased to have helped her find a used all wheel drive Subaru Legacy sedan, and hope it will provide some safe maneuvering in the mountains. I expect she's quite happy not to be driving the family wagon or van anymore with all those kayak racks on top.

Alan has finished his year at North Carolina State University, and is on his way to Florida with Trey, and the rest of the Team Velocity crew. Trey (skipper) and Alan (co-skipper) will be racing in the Tybee 500 this weekend. Paul and I plan to join them on Tybee Island next weekend for the finish. Race results can be found on the race website, but I expect there will be some good race stories reported on Team Seacat's blog (another competitor and friend of Team Velocity).

Photo of Alan and Trey racing in the 2007 Rolex Regatta in St Thomas last month.

I'm getting ready to head up to Nantahala, for a 2 day white water clinic with the Carolina Canoe Club. I'll be taking my old faithful Dagger Crossfire which I've used primarily for pool rolling and shore surfing over the years. At 11 feet long and with it's displacement hull, I expect I'll look more like I'm sea kayaking the rapids next to all the shorter play boats.

And Paul, I think he's just looking forward to some peace and quiet.

Have a great weekend everyone.

1 comment:

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 said...

Very cool... first car... I remember mine like it was yesterday!!