Sunday, March 19, 2006

JR's Donut Castle/Coolville Ridge Cooldown

Last night at Purple Chopstix, Mer was suddenly struck by an incredible idea. We would leave for Parkersburg, West Virginia this morning at 7 a.m., to visit JR's Donut Castle for some freshies!

The final race of the Gravel Rouser Classic was to begin at 10, so we were hoping to get to the starting line by 9-ish to surprise the racers with the donuts. These are some of the most delicious donuts known to man.

So I picked up Mer and Michelle at 7 and our road trip began! We got to JR's and had a great time picking out donuts. And eating them. Then we piled back in the car and headed back towards Athens. As we were approaching this one car, my sister noticed that the driver had GIANT hair. She was about to comment on how she must be on her way to church when we realized she was a DRAG QUEEN! And so was her passenger! It was awesome! I paced their car so Mer could snap a picture.

Back in Athens, the racers scarfed some donuts then headed off for a couple of hours of riding. I headed back into town to do some errands, and came back to the country for the finish line festivities, and brought Rose.

It was a great prelude-to-spring sort of afternoon. We lounged around in inner tubes on the sunny hillside, with glasses of Blue Moon from the keg. Totally relaxing and nice. I can't wait for spring to get here!

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