Thursday, November 08, 2007

What a weekend

Tac Plane landed late last night, wheels down and back to the secret identities of jobs, kids and general life stuff. Which is quite fine because this weekend was the reward to much hard work and money in the bank for the next several months of responsibilities.

Did Tac mention he loves Bigun and Di even more now? What a couple. We as couples slept little, played hard and generally had a rocking good time. Here's some pics of the adventure... (many taken by the Bigun's)

Trimama enjoying the not-so-Minnesota weather

Tac Boy enjoying some of Mama's angelic state of being.

This is IronTriTim who was motivated to do this race by Kahuna and the Get your Geek on Podcast. He followed the blogs and commented occasionally. One of Tac's favorite parts of the weekend is when Tim wanted the cape wonder to deliver a message to Kahuna, to say thanks for motivating him to Iron. Tac gave him one better, within a minute Kahuna was on the phone with Tim. Tac thinks he saw Mama tear up a little when Tim conveyed to Kahuna how his influence was a huge factor in him becoming an Ironman.

Cool or what?

When we were leaving the coffee shop on Monday morning, we all encouraged Tim to start his own blog.

IronTriTim is here. Visit often and leave bloggy love!

O.K. Tac is sounding off. You ask, why are there plastic cups on top of all the taps at the bar? It can't be that a bar IN THE HOST HOTEL, ON THE BEACH would not have enough beer for Ironman weekend. Yeah, those Ironmen are too health conscience to consume adult beverages.

Alas, by the evening of race day (Saturday) the main miro brew was out, and by Sunday afternoon (during THE football game) the cheap crap ran out too. Overall the redneck Rivera, also know as Panama City Beach pretty much lives up to it's name when talking cuisine and good drinks. Just about every eating venue we visited, with the exception of a good Mexican joint was fairly awful and under staffed.

Trimama and I laughed when one of the waitresses said she finds it insulting that so many people think they are only open when big conventions or Ironman's come to town. She stated that there open year round catering to all kinds of people.
Hummm could people be asking that because every time we come down to visit it looks as though the Hotel manager just figured out Ironman is in town and he better grab 1 extra keg for the weekend along with roping in his nephew to be 'the only' cook in the kitchen?

Ironically, the one place that was both good and consistent. The Waffle house. Some of our friends called it the Aweful house, but Tac liked very much! Wish they had more of those around the Midwest.

Apparently Iron Jenny loves those eggs too. :)

Tac out


bigmike600 said...

Nice job and hope you guys got signed up for next year. Di an Marc are totally awesome.

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

Awwwwww - you are so awesome!!!we wuv you too!!!

Bolder said...

no one rocks an ironman florida finisher's cap better than Trimama.

and, you, in that IMWI version.

soooo HAWT!

weird seeing pics of the two of you somewhere i was not.

a good weird though!!!

momo said...

OOOHHH, when we were at imfl last year, we ate at waffle house three times! yum!!

IronTriTim said...

Thanks Tac you are the greatest. Yep was really glad I could thank Kahuna, it nicely completed my journey to Ironman. Looking forward to being able to hang out with you guys more in the future!

tri-mama said...

Thanks for the great trip honey...

Tri-Dummy said...

That looked like a kick butt time.

Jumper 2.0 said...

The Waffle House was my absolute favorite place when I was a kid. (Lived in Va. Beach, Va).

To give a little bit of credit to the "aweful" house people, some of them are really old, greasy, disgusting places. Avoid them. But the food is awesome.

Glad you guys had fun! I'll have to journey down there sometime. Who knows, maybe I can go cheer for you two next year?

Bigun said...

naaa naaa, naaa naaa naaa - Bolder missed a rocking good time - we could always photoshop Bold into a couple of the pics, then he could fabricate a memory or two of the great time that he missed.

Finally sorting through some of the video shot...really funny stuff Tac - it truly was an awesome weekend, and you guys made it!!!!!!

TJ said...

gotta love waffle house.
looks like yall had a great time.
wish i could've caught up with the superhero couple while i was there. maybe next year.

Steve Stenzel said...

Gotta love eggs!!!!

Fe-lady said...

Thanks for report and, I hope I can keep up with you guys pre and post-race if we ever meet up! (I will have to train for it I guess!)