Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be celebrating Texas Independence Day by working support for my nephew, Mike the Tall, and his fellow teammates (12 in all) on March 7th and 8th during the Texas Independence Relay. I plan to have a good time and hopefully I will see a lot of my fellow Texans out cheering the different groups of runners as they pass through the different towns.
Here is a brief description of the event from the official website:
“The Texas Independence Relay is composed of 40 relay legs of various lengths, totaling over 200 miles. The course starts in Gonzales, TX, where the Texas Revolution began, and it finishes at the San Jacinto Monument, where Texas Independence was won! To tackle this formidable task, your team will be composed of 8 to 12 members (your choice!), and you'll have an exceptional time either furthering good friendships or making new ones! You'll encourage each other along the way while you visit the small towns of Shiner, Moulton, Flatonia, Schulenburg, Weimar, Borden, Columbus, Altair, Eagle Lake, Wallis, Orchard, Simonton, and Fulshear. Then, you'll make your way through the paramount city of Houston, experiencing it in a way you never have before! Racing on a team with your friends in this unique format over an incomparable span of Texas steeped with momentous history all amounts to a GREAT time that you’ll fondly remember for years to come! This all takes place over Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8, 2009. Come and take it… if you have what it takes!”
My BOV will be getting a good test run!
Be aware. Be informed. Be prepared.