For over three days I’ve been without my iPhone…  It died on Friday night, so my first order of business when I got home from Blacksburg was to take care of replacing it.  I run my business on my phone, and without it, I’m toast!   I have running and fitness apps that I love to use…  I have Doodle Jump that I need, for crying out loud!  Finally this afternoon, I’m back up and running!

After Saturday’s race in Blacksburg, Bill and I drove to my parents’ house for a quick overnight visit while we were in the area.  I will not post what my mom fed us in our short visit, but this picture says it all!


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Before driving home Sunday, we ate at Kobe, my favorite little family-owned restaurant in Blacksburg.  It’s Japanese steakhouse food, but without the fancy show, and with great prices.  Joseph, Julie, and their friends joined us for a relaxing lunch at Kobe before our four-hour drive home.  They have a fish sauce that everyone calls “Hokie sauce.”  It’s put on the table in a squeeze bottle when the food is served and anyone caught stealing it is banned from the restaurant for life!  I ordered my favorite, shrimp and scallops.  Yes, I know that I just told you that I ate way too much food in the 24 hour visit at my parents house!


Shrimp and Scallops

Our drive home through the the beautiful state of Virginia was just gorgeous!  It’s such a beautiful time of year, and interstate 81 has blooming redbud trees all along it.


Farm in SW Virginia

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