Saturday, May 8, 2010

He's Tough Enough!

This past weekend my cousin Roger came to visit from North East, Pennsylvania--a tiny town on the shores of Lake Erie. He is a marathon runner and ran the Prescott Marathon in Arizona on May 1, which is regarded as one of the toughest marathons in the country. He did it! Here he is crossing the finish line.

Before the race we spent a day at Pioneertown and Joshua Tree National Park. Here are Bill and Roger in Hidden Valley. The wildflowers are out--here are some of my favorites.

Prescott has a lot to offer and we spent time with Roger on Whiskey Row and exploring the other shops around town. The day after the race, we visited Willow Lake and saw shorebirds (cormorants?) nesting high in the trees. We also climbed a hilltop to a petroglyph park and visited the Sharlot Hall Museum.

Here are Roger, Bill, and my parents standing in front of the Governor's Mansion at the museum, which dates back to the mid-1800s.