HATFIELD MCCOY MARATHON WILLIAMSON WV

 
 
WE HEADED UP THE ROAD FROM ASHEVILLE TO THE KENTUCKY WV BORDER TO BELFRY KY TO GATHER WITH THE 50 STATERS AND GET READY TO EXPERIENCE THE HATFIELD MCCOY MARATHON. THE FELLOW WITH THE BEARD IS A HATFIELD. OUR TRAINING CONSISTED OF WATCHING THE KEVIN COSTNER MINI SERIES INSTEAD OF A STEEPLY INCLINED TREADMILL.
WE MET UP WITH MANY BFF’S INCLUDING CINDY,ERIN,JODY R, DAVE B AND LOTS OF FB PEOPLE FROM THE STATES.
 
THE RACE STARTED IN A GROCERY PARKING LOT WITH A SHOT GUN BLAST. THE NAME WAS FEUD CITY FOR THE DAY.

 
 
2 DESIGNATED HATFIELDS DEB AND CINDY

 
RACE DIRECTOR DAVID HATFIELD WHO IS SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THE EVENT AND DOING ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING TO PUT ON A PERFECT EVENT. YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A LABOR OF LOVE IN THE RUNNING WORLD. THANK YOU DAVID AND TUG VALLEY FOR A VERY SPECIAL WEEKEND.

 
STEVE BOONE FOUNDER OF THE 50 STATES
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO

 
THIS IS THE LIPSTICK LADY FROM THE 50 STATE CLUB. WHAT A SMILE.

 
OLD HOME WEEKEND. WE GOT THE BAND BACK TOGETHER AND WENT FOR A RUN.

 
MANIAC PERSONA  SMILEY WHO WE MET IN VERMONT
AND A VERY FRIENDLY 50 STATER GUY

 
CAROL G THE FLOWER LADY (LEFT EAR)
 65 AGE GROUP WINNER !!

 

 
THE BEAUTIFUL SCENERY WAS EVERY WHERE ALONG WITH A 4 MILE HILL-UP.

FESTIVE PATIO LIGHTS IN THE SHAPE OF MASON JARS
I DID SAY UP-UP UP CORRECT ?

 
HERE ARE REAL MCCOYS- HA !- IN FRONT OF THE MCCOY HOMESTEAD WHERE SOME REALLY BAD REVENGE TOOK PLACE.

 

 
WORLD’S SMALLEST HORSES IN A FRONT YARD
 

 THESE ARE THE PAW PAW TREES WHERE THE HATFIELDS TOOK BIG REVENGE ON THE MCCOYS.
 SO MANY BEAUTIFUL VIEWS TO ENJOY WHILE WALKING THE HILLS
HAPPY CAMPERS ON A FLAT  GORGEOUS SECTION OUTSIDE OF MATEWAN WV.
AROUND THIS TIME DEBBIE FINISHED HER HALF AND WAS GREETED WITH A WINNER’S TROPHY I MEAN MASON JAR. WHAT A CHAMP-THOSE FLORIDA BOOTS DID SOME GREAT WALKING.
 


 
 THIS WAS A HOMEMADE BRIDGE OF SOME TYPE THAT WAS LIKE A TRAMPOLINE AND HAD BIG SPACES BETWEEN THE LOOSE BOARDS. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS DO NOT LOOK DOWN !
 
NOTICE THE PERFECT WALKING STRIDE BY ERIN AND CINDY, YES IT IS UP- AGAIN.

 
THIS IS THE INFAMOUS  PONY TAIL GIRL CAROL E FROM ARKANSAS .
WE SAW HER AROUND MILE 14 ISH WITH JODY R.
HER ELBOW LOOKED DISLOCATED/BROKEN. JODY IS THE  ROAD COMMANDER AND SHE SAID DO NOT LOOK-…. DO NOT STOP- …..GO ON-… SO WE KEPT EYES STRAIGHT AHEAD OBEYED OUR  ROAD COMMANDER AND FORGED ON ALL THE WHILE QUESTIONING WHAT WE COULD/SHOULD  DO TO HELP.
NOTE TO ALL THE MISHAP OCCURRED WHILE POSING FOR A PIC ON THE EDGE OF THE RIVER BLUFF.  BE CAREFUL OUT THERE BLOGGERS !
 
END OF STORY-THEY FINISHED AND CELEBRATED BY HAVING A BLIZZARD AT THE 25.5 MILE MARK. THAT  DELAYED CAROL’S MEDICAL TREATMENT BY 8 HOURS SINCE SHE HAD A FULL STOMACH. CAROL WILL PROBABLY BE AT A RACE NEAR YOU THIS WEEKEND. MARATHON MANIACS. ANY QUESTIONS ?
 
 
I LOVED THE SIGN AND DID NOT CARE ABOUT SPELL CHECK

 
 
CAMO ATV- OH YEAH
 
 A FESTIVE AID STATION CELEBRATING OUR COUNTRY
 
 
CINDY D CELEBRITY RUNNER

JESSICA WILLIS GIVE YOUR PAL 22 A WAVE

 
WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD ?

 
(TO POINT TO THE NEXT FRICKIN HILL)

 
KNOW THE JOHN DENVER SONG THAT GOES ALMOST HEAVEN….WEST VIRGINIA…LA DEE DAH LA DEE DEE DAH ???
 WELL THIS WAS HEAVEN. 2 GORGEOUS SCANTILY CLAD GIRLS LEANING OUT THE WINDOW OF A HUGE SUV GOING THE WRONG WAY DOWN THE ROAD THROWING TWIZZLERS TO THE RUNNERS AT MILE 23. LORD TAKE ME NOW.

THIS WAS A HOME/SHACK THAT WAS BEING USED AS A STORAGE BIN FOR LARGE PAINT CANS. NO DRIVE WAY- BRING YOUR OWN LADDER AND ROPES I SUPPOSE.

 

CROSSING THE LINE WITH BLIZZARDS !
 
HERE WE ARE WITH THE CLAN WITH AN ARTISTIC TOUCH THE COMPUTER HAS RANDOMLY ADDED.

 

 

 

 

CINDY AND ERIN CAME ALONG AND WE CELEBRATED ERIN’S 38TH STATE, HAVE YOU EVER SEEN 3 MORE PERFECT SMILES ?

 
WE THEN HEADED OFF TO OUR OVERNIGHT IN DAYTON OH. HEADING NORTH TO IL.  WE HAD GRUDGINGLY UPGRADED PHONES AND GOT SIRI WITHOUT WANTING HER. I WAS TRYING TO LEARN HER DID THINGS WRONG AND GOT MAD AND TOLD HER TO SHUT UP. TWICE.  THEN I WAS SHOWING OFF AND TOLD HER I HATED HER. SHE TURNED HERSELF OFF.
 NIECE DANNY IN ASHEVILLE NC PUNCHED SOME BUTTONS TO GIVE US A BETTER MAP-ONE THAT TALKS AND WE KISSED AND MADE UP WITH SIRI I GUESS.
WE WERE AFRAID TO TOUCH ANY BUTTONS. ALL WE KNEW WAS HEAD NORTH AND SMILE AT SIRI AND OBEY THE VOICE.
WE TOOK 6.5 HOURS ON A BEAUTIFUL BACKROAD ROUTE TO GO TO DAYTON V.S.  THE 4 HOURS VIA INTERSTATE BECAUSE OF BUTTON PHOBIA.
 IT WAS A DELIGHTFUL DRIVE. WE ARE RETIRED, NOT VERSED IN TECH AND WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO WHILE CAKED IN SWEAT WITH A NUMBER PINNED TO YOUR CHEST. WE DID GET A FEW  VERY  LONG LOOKS AT OUR GAS STOPS. WE EXPERIENCED COAL FIRED POWER PLANTS WHICH WAS INTERESTING, AND A PARKING LOT OF WOOLFORD COLLEGE. WE STOPPED IN THE FIRST CAPITOL OF OHIO-CHILLICOTHE AND ATE THEM OUT OF HOUSE AND HOME. PLEASE DO NOT TELL THE  WEIGHT WATCHER MEETING ABOUT THIS MEAL

 
THE FUN (OR NOT)  PART OF BEING A MANIAC IS THE ART OF THE BATHROOM FRESHEN UP. LOTS OF MOUTH BREATHING INVOLVED.
 
WE ENDED UP SUNDAY IN BEAUTIFUL THREE RIVERS MICH FOR A FATHERS DAY WITH THE FAMILY.
THE WHITE DOTS ARE SWANS

 
ONE MORE STOP IN NEW BUFFALO MICH TO VISIT CYNTHIA M AND DARLENE S  FOR A MIGHTY FINE MEAL COOKED BY CHEF JACKIE CHEN
 
THEN SWEET HOME CHICAGO
 
PUT THE HATFIELD EXPERIENCE ON YOUR LIST IT IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST- NO TIME LIMITS FOR THE DAY JUST GREAT ROADS AND WONDERFUL HOSPITALITY
 
BE WELL GET OUT AND PLAY AND FEEL OUR LOVE
FONDLY,
N/D
 
 
 
 


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