Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chester "Southernmost Walker" Kalb, Bart Yasso, Gerda Kalb at the Exposition for the Little Rock Half Marathon

The Little Rock National Airport has been renamed as Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Andersonville, Georgia sight of the infamous Civil War Prison Camp

Plains, Georgia

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Me before and after the Mercedes Half Marathon

Mercedes Half Marathon Birmingham, Alabama Sunday. February 22, 2015 On Sunday, February 22, 2015 I race walked the Mercedes Half Marathon in Birmingham, Alabama. I once again lucked out on the predicted rain which had a 90% chance of occurring at the start and a 70% chance of continuing throughout the race. However, about 15 minutes before the start the rain changed to a light drizzle. Throughout the race the rain fluctuated among light drizzle, misty rain, and no rain at all. The temperature remained near 52 degrees throughout the event and of course the skies were cloudy. The course utilized city streets that were completely closed to traffic. Every intersection had one to three police officers to control the cross traffic and protect the participants in the half marathon, marathon, and marathon relay. Nearly 4000 people participated in the half marathon. Water/Powerade stations were spaced at one mile intervals and were manned by plenty of enthusiastic volunteers that diligently did their duties in the less than perfect weather. A few spectators were cheering all along the route. I have done this event three times, the marathon once and the half marathon twice. It is always well organized and fun to do.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Southern Museum of Flight in Alabama.