Team Sassy Go Weebie returned for a second year to Door County, Wisconsin for the MS Challenge Walk in September 2009. The event is well-named: not only is it a physical challenge (fifty miles of walking over a three-day period), but a challenge for fundraising as well: each participant is required to raise a minimum of $1,500 to attend. But attend we did, and Sloth took his place as a cycling “sag wagon” as Steph Ford walked the walk and talked the talk. Check out the many photos below as well as our video montage. (Movie clip is eleven minutes in length and requires Windows Media Player)
The sun rises above Lake Michigan in Rowley’s Bay
Jen and Company are ready for picture-taking action!
Sloth’s vehicle of choice for the weekend
The Start Line on Day One in Ellison Bluff County Park
Bubbles and smiles abound!
The secluded shade of Beach Road near Sister Bay
It may take a superhero to defeat MS… and we have several!
VIDEO: Not many walkers climbed Eagle Tower; not sure why…
A celebrity speaker: Joyce Nelson, CEO of the National MS Society!
A glorious morning on Day Two
The mist rolls into Rowley’s Bay
And they’re off!
A wild photographer caught in her natural habitat…
Could one ask for better weather?
“Talk Like a Pirate Day” coincided with Day Two of the Challenge Walk… YARRRR!
Badgers? We don’t need no steeking badgers!
Badgers may not eat M&M cookies, but hungry walkers do…
Presumably, this is Bucky Badger’s brother, Bobby the Badger…
“My brains! They are a-twinkle!”
The Knudsons made 2009 a family affair…
Lori and Jamie were never short on smiles and spunk…
Team Sassy takes a wet grass break
Kelly has dozens of reasons to tackle the Challenge Walk on her shirt!
Lori and Jamie triumphantly cross the finish line at Cana Island
The beautiful Cana Island lighthouse
VIDEO: Lake Michigan off of Cana Island
Sloth finds a fellow Lake Michigan fan on the shores of Cana Island
The Saturday evening candlelight vigil is always inspiring… and very emotional…
Steph at the candlelight vigil
Pre-dawn at Rowley’s Bay on Day Three
Ahhhhh… the colors of Lake Michigan horizons…
Early morning mist settles on Rowley’s Bay
Steph prepares for the final 10 miles
This year we had several very tenacious wheelchair users on the route… still smilin’!
Team Sassy is ready to roll!
Thumbs up and cheesy grins!
You know you’re in Scandanavian country when the Son of Odin is a potter!
Melvin discovers that a painted bench does not increase reception…
Seagulls on beautiful Hedghog Harbor
The Gilbraltar High School band joined us for finish line festivities
The heroes of the weekend: our hardy walkers!