Winter seems to have set in early this year, but conditions were very pleasant at St Lucia this Sunday. Remember the storm that sent us scurrying for shelter on our last visit to the campus?
The walkers toured both the sandstone heart of the university and the far-flung facilities beyond. Some of the younger ones finished off with a ferry ride back to base. Meanwhile the runners headed off across the Eleanor Schonell Bridge for a scenic saunter through the back blocks of Hill End - and also took a ferry home. Thanks to our Superhacking and Hopalonging hares!
Given the location, some conversations naturally turned to education, and - strange coincidence! - it turned out that In Your Dreams and Haughty were both alumni of the University of Notre Dame du Lac in South Bend, Indiana. Moreover, they had both spent a year of high school as exchange students in small towns in Minnesota! A challenge: can you pick out a beardless Haughty from the rest of his Minnesotan high school cross country team?
We have some Nationalistic runs coming up - a 4th of July one, and a Bastille Day one - plus a Christmas in July celebration! Oh, and Le W*nk has promised that next week's run will not involve any paddling in the pristine waters of Kedron Brook. It might be wise to bring some old shoes though - just in case....
Next run details
When: Sunday 26th May, 4 pm
Where: Le W*nk's mansion in Mitchelton
Hare: Le W*nk
(If you need directions to this run, please email or call us)
Monday, May 13, 2013
We celebrated birth mothers, earth mothers and mothering in general this Sunday in our annual trip down Mammary Lane. The Mother Superior Award was presented with all due ceremony to this year's worthy recipient, the drama queen Miss Demeanour. The symbolic costume has to be worn on the outside - how else would we recognise her as a Superhero?
Heavy showers had pelted the area just before we set out for the run/walk, so we had to exercise our puny imaginations in trying to work out where Leave Pass might have intended to lead us. The runners did find a couple of arrows that hadn't been washed out on their way home - and they were going in the right direction. Purely by chance though....
An Italian-themed meal, prepared according to the old family recipe by Mama Aldi, awaited us at the on, on. Thanks to Leave Pass and Heimi! And thanks to all those who refrained from singing "Thanks for the mammaries" and "Mammary - all alone in the moonlight...."
Bring your GoCards to next week's run - unless you're sure you can walk on water!
Next run details
When: Sunday 19th May, 4 pm
Where: UQ CityCat ferry terminal, University of Queensland (Don't forget those GoCards!)
Hares: Superhacker and Hopalong