Today was a much better day, weather-wise, than YESTERDAY and would have been a better day to go to the farm...but today was also the running of the annual CHEVRON HOUSTON MARATHON.
|Chevron Houston Marathon finish line|
No, we weren't in it, LOL, but since we've moved, we now live in the MIDDLE of it. The starting line is a block over on one side of our building, and the finish line is right on the other side. So needless to say, traffic is an issue with all the roads closed all over downtown. Most residents say they just plan around it and stay in and since 2nd Man is sick, and I'm just getting over it, we stayed in.
Still, it was fun to watch and cheer them on. It's not farm life, but I thought I'd share a few pics anyway.
|Houston Marathon final few hundred yards|
This is the view from the balcony, the road to the finish line just a few hundred yards away. Here, they divide the road into two, all the people on the right side in this photo are finishing up the half marathon, the other lane is for those finishing the full marathon.
These are photos I took of the marathon winner as he ran past the building...
|Gebo Burka wins the Houston Marathon|
...and here he is running the last few hundred feet to the finish line. His name is Gebo Burka and he ran the full marathon in 2 hrs 10 mins 54 secs.
TWENTY SIX MILES in a little over 2 hours. Amazing that the human body can do that. Well, not THIS one that's for sure!
While I was out taking photos, I took a few extra since I had the telephoto lens on. Above is Houston's Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, opened just a few years ago. It's a contemporary take on a Cathedral and I've been told it is beautiful inside, we will have to check that out sometime.
Above is view toward the North, some classic old buildings mixed with the new high-right buildings. We're enjoying living in downtown, it's a nice contradiction to our farm views and will get us our fill of urban life while we get things ready at the farm.
It will DEFINITELY feel like a vacation when we go out on weekends and trade the downtown views for these views...