I love it here because the air is dry, the sun is out and people are very outdoorsy with the mountains just a short drive away.
After a little spectating, I met up with my high school friend Jessica who recently had a baby. She and her husband and the new baby were in town for a getaway as well so it was perfect!
We walked and talked for about 2.5 miles along the Deschutes River. The path is gorgeous and the company was even better. Forever friends are the best.
I even got Evie to smile for me a bit. Babies are adorable, especially this one.
Then it was time to head back to the races to watch the manfriend and others ride through the dust bowl.
Spectators, cyclists and everything within a 1/2 mile radius of the course seemed to be layered with the dust flying up from the course.
Zig zag through the grass...
Ride up and over the ramp...
Deschutes Brewery hosted a crazy fun Halloween party after the races Saturday night. So many creative costumes - mail order bride, the entire Wizard of Oz cast, Lewis and Clark, etc. It was by far the coolest Halloween party I've been to.
Despite the 38 degree temps, the dry climate here made shorts, a tech t-shirt and a long sleeve just perfect for the run. I cranked out about 6 miles and then headed into the hotel gym for 15 minutes of strength.
After taking full advantage of the complimentary breakfast here, I took a dip in the pool and hot tub and am just about to head down to the race again. Today's races will be chalk full of costumes, so it will be fun to watch. Enjoy the rest of your day!
Do you have any plans for Halloween? I still need to get some candy for the kiddos that will be stopping by our house tomorrow night!