July 15, 2009

San Francisco Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon and Swim

We took our first road trip this past week with both kids to watch Alden race in the San Francisco Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon & Swim.  The biathlon began with a ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and included a 2-mile ocean swim from Alcatraz to Crissy Field and a 7-mile run across the Golden Gate Bridge.  Alden had quite a cheering section and placed 10th in his category with over 900 competitors in the race.  Along the way we had to have some fun too!

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Logan aboard the Balclutha

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Logan, Marlo and Me at Hyde Street Pier

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Logan and Tristan hiking through John Muir Woods

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Alden, Logan, Marlo, Me, Grandma, Auntie Mimi and Auntie Catherine

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Tristan, Alden and Grammie

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Grandma and Grammie pre-race, early AM

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The Blue and Gold Ferry taking the swimmers out to Alcatraz

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Swimmers
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Finishing the swim portion of the race

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Racing across the Golden Gate Bridge

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Headed to the finish line (photo borrowed from Flatstar Design)

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Alden and Logan

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Kayaking in Half Moon Bay

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Marlo, Logan and Me collecting sea shells at Half Moon Bay

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Alden and Marlo at the Palace of Fine Arts

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Marlo and Me at the Palace of Fine Arts

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Logan at Crissy Field Beach

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