Monday, November 1, 2010
Oscar's Leavenworth 1/2 Marathon
Oscar had originally intended to run a full marathon in Leavenworth, but after running his first 1/2, he decided he'd rather improve his time than extend his run. This was the last 1/2 marathon he could do before the cold weather came, and fortunately it was a perfect day. It was cool enough in the morning that he wasn't too hot, and then the rest of the day was perfect for a tour around Leavenworth during Oktoberfest.
Due to Oktoberfest traffic, I had no hope of seeing Oscar anywhere but at the finish line. He always runs so hard at the end that he has to walk it off after it's over.
Next we went on into downtown to celebrate Oktoberfest in this cute German town. But unfortunately, it's all about beer. In Park City, UT, they have dancing and games and other fun Oktoberfest things in addition to the beer, so I was a bit disappointed by the lack of festivities. At least this wagon was cute.
Did I mention it was a beautiful day?
Fortunately, we found a really cool mini golf course. It's all grass, and it looks beautiful. It must be expensive to maintain. At first I thought it was a pitch and putt, but it was a full blown mini-golf course, and it was fairly difficult.
I won against Oscar by only 1 stroke.
There was a random goat in the hills that attracted everyone's attention.
I just enjoyed seeing a pretty course while doing one of our favorite tourist activities.
And I liked that you could walk behind their waterfall before returning your clubs.