We triple-dipped last evening. We had planned to do the sequence with friends, Bill and Susan, but as it turns out, they were unable to join us. So, it was just the two of us, and still very fun.
First, we headed downtown for burgers at Zombie’s. Eddye had introduced us to this restaurant earlier this week (like two nights ago) and we were so smitten that we just HAD to return. The burgers are SOOOOOOO good! It was busy there as always, with people of all ages and many dressed as zombies.
After Zombies, we headed over to the Drake Stadium where the Reggie Sleepout was taking place. Since Eddye has been involved with the Iowa Aftercare Program, she worked with the staff at Iowa Homeless Youth Center to create a “house” for the Reggie Sleepout.
ABC Channel 5 WOI-TV came out to do a story, and Eddye got an interview which aired on the news last night:
We left all the campers shortly before 8PM, and headed down to Gray’s Lake, where two of our running friends were participating in The Equalizer 12 hour event. Beth and Dennis started looping Gray’s Lake at 8AM Saturday AM, and were to finish looping at 8PM last night. We got there in time to cheer them on to the finish. Beth won overall, by completing 63.62 actual miles, which translates to 76.87 equalized miles. Dennis placed third by completing 62.71 actual miles, or 68.92 equalized miles. They were SOOOO tired by the end, but feeling so accomplished. This is one event that both Lloyd and I have absolutely no interest in doing! We much prefer to watch and cheer, which we did several times throughout the day.
After leaving Gray’s Lake, we drove home to watch the evening news. However, there was a college football game on Channel 5, which went into THREE overtimes! The news didn’t come on until 11:20PM. That’s LATE for us! Nice ending though, to our triple-dip evening.