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Catch up on 2015 National Senior Games

As you already know, I’m hit or miss with posts, partly because I’m to busy making memories than documenting them, but also because I’m too lazy to update files. However, I should have let you know what’s been happening over the past year(s) and so here is a update on the 2015 National Senior Games.
We decided to drive with my dad, Chuck, in our Subaru Forester all the way to Minneapolis. We love to travel together, so the trip was great. Our friend, Jay, has a brother in Minneapolis area and he generously let us use his apartment for the entire week we were there. We loved the facility at St. Thomas University. The weather was outstanding. On the off day we went to the local wildlife preserve.  On the way back, we went to Custer’s last stand, Wall Drug, the Corn Palace, and Mt. Rushmore.

Chuck came in 9th in the high jump and was in a jump off for the top three jumpers, recording third place in the pole vault at 6’5″. I came in 4th place in the pole vault at 11′ and 13th place in the high jump. On the high jump my hamstring gave out and I actually collapsed into the pit on an attempt. Not my best day high jumping, but I had fun.

Fun was had by all and my wife, Rosaura, is always a good sport to accompany us and cheer for us. She also takes pretty good pictures.

Phil vaulting — when will I quit looking up???

Phil high jumping

Chuck (on right) and buddies on 4×100 relay team