March 8th, 2011

tennis anyone?

Nike's Clash of the Champions' Tennis Exhibition... and the Start of Lent.

Marilyn and I are home from Nike's Clash of the Champions' Tennis Exhibition in Eugene, Oregon (that we attended with friend and co-worker Rich and sister Sue). The drive home was in the pouring rain and darkness, but it was worth it, believe me!

We got to see Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka AND John McEnroe -- and it was an incredible show! I took tons of photos that I need to share (when I can download them, of course). Wonderful tennis, plus the fun of seeing another side to these amazing people.

We had lovely weather for the drive there, an easy time parking and perfect timing for everything during the day. It was a great half-day away from work.

We'll make up for it tomorrow, considering we've got a Media Event at the office starting at 4:30 a.m. (We need to head to bed really soon, actually, if we hope to get any sleep tonight.)

Marilyn is sitting beside me wearing her yellow Roger hat, which is darling! (I need a photo of that, which I don't have...)

We just had french fries and chocolate milkshakes, our last moment of Fat Tuesday as we face the fasting of Ash Wednesday -- and the beginning of Lent.

I got a new book for Lent on my Kindle, and will share more as I begin reading it...

Yes, Roger and Rafa are even BETTER LOOKING in person (!!!), by the way. (How can that be possible???) And their tennis? There aren't words. I think we just saw the two greatest players of all time today...

Time for bed!