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My flight to New Zealand is in 4 days and I think I have everything ready to go. It is hard to say though because I have never planned for a trip quite like this.
The main supplies I will be bringing are:
- 65 Liter Backpack
- 2 person tent
- Cooking stove and utilities,
- Wet suit, snorkel, and ...
On my flight to LA so I thought I would start my Spartan Malibu blog. I'll arrive in LA at noon then it's an hour car ride to Malibu. I'll settle in, check into the hotel and get a lay of the land. I still need to buy some stuff for the race but wanted to wait until I got to LA. Anyway, the way the race is designed we have no idea what to expect as far as obstacles or distance. the website says ...
... was sensational & so reasonable - $11 for mine & $5 for the soup. A trip to the gift shop of course & then we're off to walk across the Hudson. Huge, high bridge over a mile long. Freezing cold & windy. Great view though. Then we went to a tiny place called Wappingers Falls because we passed a proper coffee shop on our way home last night & we needed a real coffee for a change. And it was good. Had to fill the car which was a bit of ...
... find pretty coffee shops & walk wherever we want but we can't. So we got in the car & went up the road to a Galleria (American for big shopping mall). We found our first Gloria Jeans so got a coffee. I swear I'll be diabetic by the end of this trip. I can't wait to get home & have a proper coffee. We had dinner at the Italian restaurant next door to the hotel (see insta for details of that crazy bowl of pasta) & called it a night. Rain forecast for tomorrow. It's not cold ...
... and Museum which is quite extensive and has engaging exhibits.
One aspect of FDR's life that was stressed was the effect of polio on him and the extent of it. He was very careful to show himself as walking even though his legs were paralyzed in order to have a chance at a political career. It also turns out that he had presidential ambitions early on. I had not been aware of that. The exhibit showcased his sweeping policies to combat ...