*warning word and photo heavy post...proceed at your own risk
ill just give you a short and sweet summary. i had some family drama for a few days...ill leave it at that. i participated in the 20th annual Houston Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k. i think this was the 2nd time ive done this race. there were around 35,000+ people that came out this year and raised approx $3.5 million for beast cancer research. it was absolutely AWEsome to see so many people out there supporting strangers, family, mothers and daughters. i looked through some of the pics i took while running the course and none of them are good enough to post :(. i did this race alone...which was kind of sad, but still satisfying at the same time. there were still people just starting the course when i was driving home!
we went down to the beach for a little while and walked around, collected shells, wadded in the water, and drew in the sand. then we went to The Strand....where all the shops are. we occupied ourselves with looking in all the stores...so happy that more store have finally reopened (Hurrican Ike wiped Galveston out a couple years ago). we didnt really buy much....dave got a black fedora hat for $6 (he is wearing it in one of the pics above) and we both got some cool surfer St. Christopher charms (ill post a pic later with the rest of my camera photos). We stayed to watch the free movie they play every first saturday of the month (only during summer months).....it was Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" with Jimmy Stewart.....great movie.