After starting off as a warm, humid, and somewhat foggy day, Friday afternoon brought in a stiff headwind… an issue that would continue to plague our challenge walkers throughout the weekend. Check out Sloth’s “view from a seatpost” video montage for proof! (WARNING: movie clip is 15 minutes in length, 51k in size and requires Windows Media Player. You may either save to disc or stream from our website to view.)
It was great to be back at the Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor, our host of the past three years (and running)
The view behind the Alpine Resort lodge
Egg Harbor Marina from the perspective of the Alpine Resort
The MS Survivors team is decked out in orange and ready to go!
“Bring on the road!”
Heidi’s son definitely gave Sloth a run for his money in his sweet MS Survivors gear
“It’s great to be back with our second family!”
Time to head out on the bus!
The walkers and volunteers prepare for a group photo in Fish Creek
“Sloth, I don’t know HOW you keep these guys in line…”
The route almost immediately pulled into the lush green of Peninsula State Park just to the north of Fish Creek
The first rest stop of the day was certainly the spookiest!
“This way for rest… ETERNAL rest…”
Port-a-johns from which one may NEVER return…
Those Door County Parrotheads… what will they think of next?
You gotta love these guys! They’re the best!
Proof that great minds think alike… even our medical guys were handing out questionable “treats”…
A misty day over Green Bay at Sven’s Bluff in Peninsula State Park
“Bring on the hills!”
The Green Bay coast from Sven’s Bluff
By mid-morning, the wind had done its job and dispelled at least some of the gloom… you could see the sun trying to peek through the trees…
MMmmmmm… some coffee from the Multiple Screwballs might be the perfect thing this morning!
Looks like Kit’s marketing skills are still unmatched…
Coffee AND donuts? Bring it on!
Looks like our walkers are definitely up for a sugar boost after taking on the hilly state park!
Pat could not keep her granddaughter from “taste testing” the donuts… no WONDER Kit grew three to four inches over the past year!
The MS Survivor team… still lookin’ fresh!
A panoramic view from Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park (NOTE: will open in a new window)
The Pagel family put on a great show for the walkers with their superhero-themed rest stop
The penguin versus Robin… who will emerge victorious?
Dude… who would NOT want a port-a-john like that?
Sloth especially liked the Pokemon caped crusaders on the Pagel family’s rest stop game
Tim Pagel could not be with us this year, but the walkers signed a huge poster for him… awesome!
The adorable and indomitable Pat Heller “passed the hat” on highway 42 through Ephraim at lunch
How can you NOT stop at Wilson’s for ice cream?
Deb and Bob Knudsen… each mile is one step closer to a cure!
Sloth especially liked this Door County resident’s mailbox
Time for the Team LaDorkas rest stop!
The ladies really went all-out this year with props, signs, and great quotes from Dr. Seuss
LaDorka Ville? Can you IMAGINE the kind of place that might be?
Tasty sweet ‘n’ salty snacks from Team LaDorkas
Walkers “make their mark” as they pass through…
Well done, team!
Not to be outside, the MS Survivors team rest stop featured a full tailgate party with cheese, meats, and – ahem – “beverages” a-plenty!
Never saw this player on the field this season…
Nice job, guys!
OoooOOOooohhh… Survivor meat!
Always moving… never outlasted!
The Knudsens stroll into the finish line… lookin’ good!
Time to head back to the cabins and grab a shower!
Nancy shows off her custom-made, one-of-a-kind shoes… sweet!
Team LaDorkas and our hardy SAG crew take a break for a cold one
Proof that Dirty Dancing was indeed filmed at the Alpine? Kim is about to have the “time of her life”!