Well, it's good to be back at work after a week "off." I was supposed to fly back to Iowa last week to see the folks, but as luck would have it, half of my face swelled up like a balloon the night before I was scheduled to leave! After seeing two docs, they weren't sure what was going on and I was resigned to sitting on the couch watching Harry Potter movies all week. I can't say it was all bad though, Melissa was there non-stop to take care of me and nurse me back to health... at least healthy enough to be seen in public :)
On Friday I was feeling much better so we headed up to Folks Fest in Lyons, CO. It was a pretty amazing bill: Greg Brown, Dar Williams, Patty Griffin, and more! Despite two days of fifty-degree rain, we toughed it out and camped onsite. There's nothing like sitting under a shelter in the rain playing cards and eating hot chili!
At least Fall is right around the corner! We've still got the Vuelta and the Tour of Missouri to cover in September, but things will taper off pretty quickly and we can resume our lunchtime VeloNews 'cross practice.