Monday, June 29, 2015

It's Life, Jim. But Not as We Know it.

This will be a mostly photo post.

I had another wonderful weekend. On Saturday, we met some friends around 8:30 and took off on our bikes to Riverside, Iowa. The future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk. They have a Trek fest celebration the last weekend of June and our friend lives on the parade route there, so he uses that opportunity to throw a party. If you have ever seen the movie Trekkies, you will see a segment where they go to Riverside and talk to some of the residents.

We've gone to the party every year, but have never made it to the parade. It was a veritable nerd fest. Normally, when we walk around in lycra during a bike ride, we are the geekiest people around, but going to Trekfest wearing lycra, we are finally not the biggest dorks in town. It was kind of refreshing.

I suppose if you live on the parade route for Trekfest, you are required by law to have a box of bizarre masks and headresses. Of course, we were obliged to wear said items and be the aliens to their Star Fleet . It's all about balancing it all out.

I chose not to drink alcohol. With my migraines, I can't really drink during the day, or I will go into the evening with a headache. So, I had water. Lots and lots of water. I think I probably drank at least 10 bottles. I was well hydrated for the first time in weeks.

I didn't want to stay too very late, because I had to get home and mow the lawn. With the rains we've been  having, I could probably mow every day and still need to mow more often.  We did hangout until at least 2 o'clock. John's ex-wife and her family was in town from Norway and we wanted to make sure we got to see them. They come back once a year, so we don't get to see them very often.

Our friend Timmer wore a Tron outfit and rode his old school chopper bike along the parade route. Our other friend who lives there, just happened to have a bag of candy for Timmer to throw. He said the kids loooooved his costume and his bike. He was a huge hit.

We finally rode back to Iowa City, and I got the lawn mowed and we got the cats some attention. Lord knows, they never get enough...


Dan said...

Very cool! Loved this post!

Churlita said...

Thanks. It was a lot of fun.