There are some people that only touch your life tangentially and
yet still add value. Grant Hickey has been a YouTube friend for
over a decade, even contributing the the
infamous birthday video
of 2007, and it was great to meet him in meatspace this morning
at a race honoring his son and rescue dog, Xena. Ironically he's
been working for the city of John's Creek, where both Cara &
my parents lived after it was incorporated in north Fulton County.
Today Alora, Brittan and I ran a 5K to raise money for the
autism his son has as well as the rescue dog that befriended him.
And I got to meet them both. Jonny warmly put his hand on my
shoulder and Xena gave my fingers a good nip for getting close
Despite stopping to talk and take a pic I still managed to place
2nd in my age division, while Alora & Brittan took 1st and 2nd
in theirs. Although I finished 20 minutes before them...
After the race we picked up Avery for the afternoon and had lunch
at the WaHo before heading over to Vickery Creek. I've been
hiking the trails here since before we even moved to Georgia. We
made it all the way to the falls at the old dam and the kids all
5 had a blast playing in the water. Most got quite wet. Then we
dropped off Alora & Brittan at the MARTA station so they
could go to a concert and headed over to Packie & Ansley's
for the evening. Ellie was quite glad for the kid party that
are all the pics.