7.30.2011

Donate Your Shoes

One of the more interesting things I saw at the Warrior Dash was the donate your shoes campaign. You could donate your muddy shoes, you must tie them together and they would be given to a 3rd world country that is in desperate need of shoes. Can you image some of the awesome running shoes they will be getting? Now keep in mind, at the time of this photo it was 1:15. The race went until 6:30 on Saturday and all day Sunday. There was 22,000 participants in the weekend event....how big was this pile at the end of the second day?

7.28.2011

Clean Up Time

After running the Warrior Dash and swimming in the mud, you've got to clean up somehow. The best way was to head to the snow making machine, after all, we are on a ski slope. The water spray hurt when it hit your skin, but it did clean up the mud enough. After running the Warrior Dash and swimming in the mud, you've got to clean up somehow. The best way was to head to the snow making machine, after all, we are on a ski slope. The water spray hurt when it hit your skin, but it did clean up the mud enough.

7.27.2011

The Mud People

There was a good mix of people from the Warrior Dash who were waiting to run and those who were covered in mud. There was a good mix of people from the Warrior Dash who were waiting to run and those who were covered in mud. It was very comical to see people having conversations in groups while caked in mud like it was no big deal.

  

7.26.2011

The Mud Crawl

Crawling through the mud at the Warrior Dash was the final obstacle each participant had to endure. Having crawled through the mud myself, watching others do the same made it much more enjoyable. Crawling through the mud at the Warrior Dash was the final obstacle each participant had to endure. Having crawled through the mud myself, watching others do the same made it much more enjoyable.

  

7.25.2011

Warrior Dash Afton Alps, MN

The warriors of the Twin Cites were out in full force Saturday and Sunday at Afton Alps participating in the Warrior Dash. The warriors of the Twin Cites were out in full force Saturday and Sunday at Afton Alps participating in the Warrior Dash. The Warrior Dash is a 5K race with obstacles. The scene in the photo is the end of the dash. Down the slide, jump across fire and into the mud pit. 22,000 people signed up for the race over the two days. The event organizers said it was their most successful attendance for the year.

7.20.2011

Pianos On Parade - Como Park

The pianos on parade project has placed 20 uniquely painted pianos throughout the city of St Paul, with the goal to inspire kids and anyone interested in art and music. I finally found a piano! This one is located at the Como Park Pavilion. The Pianos on Parade project has placed 20 uniquely painted pianos throughout the city of St Paul, with the goal to inspire kids and anyone interested in art and music. Or at least that is my understanding of it. All of the pianos are playable and are perfect for photographing.

7.15.2011

Hastings National Bank

If it wasn't for the engraving in the stones, you'd never know this used to be the Hastings Bank Building. If it wasn't for the engraving in the stones, you'd never know this used to be the Hastings Bank Building.

7.13.2011

Issaquena

Issaquena County is located in the state of Mississippi....is this where this tugboat calls home? Issaquena County is located in the state of Mississippi....is this where this tugboat calls home?

7.11.2011

Transportation

Which one would you rather have, the Silverado truck or the yellow Camaro? I always feel like the last cars on the trailer are going to fall off....is it just me, or do others think this also? Which one would you rather have, the Silverado truck or the yellow Camaro?

7.08.2011

Framework

I never realized how thin the platform is on the Hastings Bridge that vehicles drive on.

7.06.2011

The 9! Was Here

Where are my graffiti interpreters? Are these all identifiers or is there more too what I am seeing? Where are my graffiti interpreters? Are these all identifiers or is there more too what I am seeing?

7.02.2011

Main Street

Part of the downtown Hastings. It's your classic looking historic looking downtown. Part of the downtown Hastings. It's your classic looking historic looking downtown.

7.01.2011

Theme Day: The Color Green

I nearly forgot it was theme day today. I am posting a favorite of mine since I was unprepared for the color green theme day. The bug is a youth katydid.

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