What makes life interesting is opportunity. As soon as my family piles into the trusty old Subaru, every turn of the journey unwraps opportunity like a unexpected gift. The trip that brought us to Mont-Tremblant was no different. For many of us that frequent the Ironman world, the scene is often the same from one race to another. But to really absorb the possibilities, we need to look beyond the well muscled athletes decked out in aero gear donning sheer determination on their faces. I have overcome the beleaguered Ironman spouse experience by making it my own. I look forward to the day as much as the athlete. Excitedly I often look for things that only I have been privy to, sometimes because Im looking for it and sometimes by sheer chance. Often these opportunities happen on race day and sometimes it blankets the big event. Somehow, the story becomes richer when little pieces are puzzled together. Have a look at some of the pieces.
Taking on their own battle and thinking of hers.
late night sign making led to this.
A washing machine...agitating.
Stare into the sqewer...You're getting very sleepy!
The most exhilarating part of the trip was spent on a bike flying down Monte Ryan!
For some reason the Incredible Hulk comes to mind.
Save a horse, ride a cowboy!
Aunt Amy having fun on race day.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love my barns, this one was perfectly adorned.
Make headway for these guys.
I met this couple. They didnt speak a word of English, but they posed for me. Love this!
The cool mornings and the lifting for, perfect!
Taking it all in.
Nothing better than father-daughter time.
Sunset at one of the many lakes in the area.
Perfectly still morning.
Sunset over the swim course.
This sweetie pie almost ate out Kate's hand.
Met this guy under the balcony.
Waited four days for this picture. With the boathouse tucked away in a dark corner, I had to wait for the right light.
A celebratory feel to this place.
Pro's showing off.
Iron Art mixed with a massive mural.
A Cafe before opening hour.
No translation necessary
Future Ironman competitors
Luge...more fun than just about anything.
Poor guy on the board. He better hold on!
Ironman defined in a nutshell. But even more poignant, life defined in a nutshell.