Monday, June 6, 2016

We do hang out with some pretty amazing people.

Sue decided she wanted to do something really different for her 50th birthday.
So, she decided to hike the trail system from Gibbons Park to her home in St. Mary's a total of 50km.
But this is the part that makes her an even more amazing person. She wanted the expierince for herself but wanted it to benefit someone else.
She used this as a fund raiser for the YWCA who was there for her when she was a single mother that wanted to have her son take part in organized sport.
Here she is at kilometer zero with her Dad who came out to hike the first section with her. Other friends and family met her at various check points to keep her company and motivated.
The weather was not on her side as storm front after storm from rolled in all afternoon with heavy showers, lightning and thunder.

Off they go
Here she is with her son, who joined her for the last section, at kilometer 50.
Amazing woman indeed.

Elgin Trail was a BLAST!!!

There was a 13 Trail Kickers who showed up to try out the Elgin Trail

Cathy, Nancy, Sara and Sue (and myself of course) hiked in from Port Stanley as far as the Union Station on the old railway system tracks that cut across the trail.

The trail was marked well in most sections but I was informed that there was one area the running group came upon that was somewhat confusing, but they did manage to figure it out. 

There was many steep ups and downs through the valleys along Kettle Creek that the trail follows

The runners coming from St.Thomas reach the Union Station.
Paul, Chris, Barb, Blair, Robert, Kevin, Jen, (Eric taking picture)

Everyone stuck around to have lunch in Port Stanley. 
(Good food and Great service)

Some ate healthy.....

Some, not so much...