Several people who have passed by my blog have wondered where my title picture was taken so I thought I would fill in the details. Two years ago I submitted a short essay to the Idaho Statesman begging for an entry into the sold out Race to Robie Creek half marathon. The rules were simple, 150 words or less and it had to be humorous or inspirational.
The deadline was 5pm on a Friday and I started in typical fashion at about 4:30. Now, 150 words is just enough to say PICK ME, PICK ME!! I wasn't sure how they would pick between the hundreds of entries, so I cheated. If you have ever heard the phrase, 'a picture is worth 1,000 words', it's true. I got 1,150 words with this picture attached to my email submission.
Click here for the essay.
The pictures were taken April 7th, 2010 on the New York Canal at the back of our subdivision in Boise.