Ok, I know this, I am going on a long training weekend over Memorial Day.
I have two clear choices:
The Greg Soderlund sponsored, Pre-Western States, gimme-your-money, however if it rains, sleets, snows, or if there is small brush-fire within 3 thousand miles we will cancel after you get here, edition.
There is also training at Casa de Squires in Denver. Hmmmmm?
Western States- Temperature- mercy of the elements. Sleep in tent on leaking air-mattress
Casa de Squires- Climate controlled. Queen-size bed, indoors, at the end of the hall
Western States- 200 yards away at the middle school, must share with 100 sweaty campers
Casa de Squires- 3 steps down the hall, must share with two furry cats. Clean towels, hot water, ahh.
Western States- Slide shows on the positive effects of forest fires (besides making Greg rich) and speakers on "How to finish Western States."
Casa de Squires- Minutes from the Lion's Lair, I'm sure Rachel Pollard will be in town. Sox V Rays on HD-TV (I wonder if the Sox will still be in it over Memorial Day?)
Food and Beverage:
Western States- 4 buffet/elbow people out of the way meals included. . No Beer, Wine or liquor
Casa de Squires- Hey, it's Denver. Southwest no problem! Pizza, no problem! Denver Omelettes, no problem! Tofurky BBQ, yeah, that may be a problem! Beverage, it's Casa de Squires, NO PROBLEM!
Now, if I can just convince my BLF to go, hmmmmm