"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness" - Mark Twain
Now that summer is officially here (as of 1:06pm CST yesterday!) I'm ready to start crossing items off of my list of things to do and see this season. After reading the featured story in the Outdoor section, "[Next weekend: Freedomland U.S.A.: Twelve trips -- tailor-made for right now -- in the land of outdoor opportunity|http://a2.active.com/outdoors/Articles/Next_weekend__Freedomland_U_S_A_.htm]," I'm looking forward more than ever to a summer full of adventures and road trips.
I'll be visiting Portland to pay a visit to a former teammate of mine and to Mt. Hood, Wyoming to check out Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, Oklahoma city to catch the World Cup of Softball, and Wisconsin to explore - if I make it back to Devil's Lake this summer, I'll try clipping in at Stetners Rock as recommended in the article. I've also always wanted to attempt the Berryman Trail in the Missouri Ozarks. The Ozarks are not too far from my home in St. Louis; one of my trips back to visit I'll get down there and give it a shot. I'll be blogging about my travel experiences, among other things, so check back if you are interested
It is with great sadness that we inform everyone of the death of TCSD President Jim McCann.
Jim died suddenly in his home last night, June 20. Jim was 46 years old
Jim joined the Triathlon Club of San Diego in 1988. He was Race Director from 1997-1999. He has been the club President since the year 2000 during which time the club has grown from a few hundred members to one approaching 1800 members.
We will do our best to keep you all informed of memorial services and how you can send your condolences.
In the meantime, please keep Dee Dee and her and Jim's family in your thoughts and prayers.
This is indeed sad news. Jim was an enthusiastic triathlete and a great ambassador for the (multi-) sport community. He brought a level of fun, and an acceptance of competitors of all skill-levels, to the SD Tri Club that will be a proud legacy. All of our best wishes go out to his family and friends at this time.