Monday May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day
Sunday after church Darryl and I packed up the truck and headed North up the Natchez Trace Parkway to meet up with Cody and Alisa in Nashville. We had dinner with them Sunday Evening and picked them up bright and early Monday morning to go to the
Nashville City Cemetery Memorial Day 5K.
They were giving out a prize for the best Patriotic running outfit, so Darryl, Alisa and I wore our best red, white and blue running clothes,
|Miss Rachel and Grandma "Cinny" looking our patriotic best!|
Cody and Alisa took this opportunity to announce to their RHE fans that Alisa is expecting a baby in October!
Cody put on red shorts and red, white and blue body paint and his custom mask, and he painted up the Walker Boys to match.
We decorated Miss Rachel's stroller and Alisa and I pushed her. This was a fun race going up and down hills through the very old cemetery with many graves from the Civil War and before.
We all did pretty well. Sean Walker placed 8th overall in 19:44, 3rd in the 15 - 19 yr. age group. Cody took 1st in his age group for 25-29 yrs, coming in 21st overall with a 21:56 time. Darryl finished 11th in the Sr. Grand Masters in 31:27, Alisa finished 10th in the 20-24 yr. group with a time of 46:44, and Rachel and I finished in 46:48, 8th place in the Ladies Sr. Grand Masters 60 - 64.
We spent the afternoon at the campground with Cody, Alisa, Joseph, Ammon and their friends. Cody grilled us some Stuffed California Chicken, hot dogs, burgers and much more for our Memorial Day Picnic. We talked of Grandpa Bill and other veterans as we remembered those who gave the ultimate Sacrifice for the freedom of all Americans and so many others around the world.