Avon 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer

We just got home from a whirlwind mountain trip. Yesterday was Scott's b-day and our anniversary is on Tuesday so we spent last night in Vail to celebrate. I love summer time in the mountains - we get to spend the night in fancy-schmancy hotels that we can't possibly afford during the ski-season! I'll get what I can take. :-)

On the way up the mountain we stopped by Summit Middle School in Frisco where the Avon walk set up their tent city. We were able to visit a few minutes with Scott's mom and sister who had just completed their first day walking. Scott's mom did 13 miles and his sister made it to 19. Woo-hoo! They were eagerly looking forward to their massage appointments, yoga class and hot showers by the time we saw them.

This morning we hit the Vail farmers market before heading to Breckenridge where we volunteered for the walk in the afternoon. One farm was selling dark purple bell peppers. I'm pretty curious to try those out! We spent most of the afternoon in Breckenridge as volunteers cheering the walkers to the finish line. It's quite emotional to watch all these walkers who have walked an additional 13 miles approach the finish line. Some are so excited they made it that they sprint to finish while others see the arch and break down crying in memory of their loved ones lost to cancer, and then there's the groups of women (and a few men) walking together with a friend or family member who is in the middle of treatment. Scott's mom and sister finished in the middle of the afternoon and were so happy that they were finally done! I'm sure they'll sleep well tonight. After the closing ceremony we helped break down the site which didn't take too long. It was probably the easiest volunteering I've ever done and I'm really glad that we decided to help out in our own little way.