Big Bear Triathlon…..conquer the Poconos!

Elizabeth — My darling girl–this post is for you!  You started our summer 2014 season off with a Bang!  Oh my goodness….the enthusiasm, dedication and energy around this event made memory moments.  We are so proud of you!  You’ve got skin in the game and there is nothing like it.  You make your life and ours so worthwhile! Thank you!

On our way to Leighton, Pennsylvania…to cheer for our daughter Elizabeth who is running her (our) first triathlon as a member of the the DC Tri Club.


DSC02552Day before anticipation…..


Day of….the hotel parking lot by 5:30 am


Off to the races…


Take me out to the ball game, Take me out to the crowd…..


Get Ready…….


Get set…..




June-1,-2014-Eliz's-triathlon-29989---Version-2 June-1,-2014-Eliz's-triathlon-29991---Version-2 June-1,-2014-Eliz's-triathlon-29992---Version-2






Transition to Biking….

And it’s root..root..root for the home team…..


This could not happen without all of the volunteers…….thank you, thank you, thank you!

June-1,-2014-Eliz's-triathlon-30262---Version-2 June-1,-2014-Eliz's-triathlon-30272---Version-2



Last leg…..

Congratulations on your Sweet Success!


What next?

Welcome to the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

On Sunday, June 1, the world’s top athletes will take over the streets and bay waters of San Francisco, California to compete in one of the most prestigious triathlons in the world – the 34th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Sending triathletes on a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shoreline, an 18 mile bike ride through the Presidio and an eight mile trail run through Golden Gate Park, this high profile athletic event showcases the beauty of San Francisco. This world renowned triathlon, in which only 2,000 triathletes and relay teams can participate sells out within hours of the registration opening every year. 

 Château de Chantilly Triathlon

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August 2014

Set over the UK bank holiday weekend (23/24 August 2014), the racing will take place in the spectacular and historic town of Chantilly, just a 2.5hrs drive from Calais and 40 miles north of Paris. 

 ….. Chantilly provides a fantastic and challenging race, with the 2.5km Grand Canal overlooked by the Château and its gardens hosting the open-water swim. Triathletes will transition within the Terrasse des Connétables and set off into a fast 20km or 40km cycle circuit around the Forêt de Chantilly. After entering T2, competitors will run the surrounding woodlands and Chateau gardens finishing within sight of the beautiful Chateau.

2013 Carnegie International


The Carnegie Museum of Art hosts it’s annual International exhibit as a collection from 35 artist participants from 19 different countries.  It captures your eye and attention from afar upon approach as well as sprinkling the work throughout the entire collection.

DSC09196 DSC09195 

The Carnegie International is the oldest North American exhibition of contemporary art from around the globe. It was first organized at the behest of industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie on November 5, 1896 in Pittsburgh. Carnegie established the International to educate and inspire the public as well as to promote international understanding and peace. He intended the International to provide a periodic sample of contemporary art from which Carnegie Museum of Art could enrich its permanent collection. The work of thousands of artists has been exhibited in the Carnegie International, including that of Winslow HomerJames Abbott McNeill WhistlerMary CassattCamille PissarroAuguste RodinWillem de KooningHenry MooreJackson PollockRené MagritteJoan MiróAlberto GiacomettiAndy WarholJoseph BeuysSigmar Polke, and William Kentridge.

Phyllida Barlow, installation view of Tip, 2013, timber, steel, spray paint, paint, steel mesh, scrim, cement, fabric, and varnish 


Phyllida Barlow is known for her use of scrappy materials and rough construction techniques that contradict and undermine the grand scale of her works, resulting in an ambitiously “anti-monumental” aesthetic.

Notice anything..?

10-19-2013 CMA - Pitt 23104 - Version 2

…the people in these photographs are walking with us down this hallway of photos….

10-19-2013 CMA - Pitt 23110 - Version 2

My favorite is the Hall of Architecture where Andrew Carnegie’s mission in 1907 was to:

“bring likenesses of European masterworks to the people of Western Pennsylvania. “If they cannot go to the objects, which allure people abroad,” he stated in 1895, ”we shall do our best to bring the rarest of those objects to them at home.” Containing over 150 individual plaster casts of sculptures and monuments from all over the world..”

taken from the 2013 Carnegie International Guide Book

Artist Gabriel Sierra, as part of the exhibit repainted the walls a rich purple:

..  and adding discrete sculptural elements-is a conceptual and witty approach to the history of the storied space

taken from the 2013 Carnegie International Guide Book