Ryan Hall and Balboa Park
When we headed down to San Diego again this weekend for a marathon expo, we were thrilled to see that Ryan Hall was making an appearance at the Nissan booth. Ryan Hall is a long-distance runner who holds the American record in the half-marathon, and competed in the Beijing Olympics marathon. He is a humble, down-to-earth Christian.
In this photo Sam is obviously more interested in the cars than the cameras... The man on the right works for Runners World magazine, and with one look at Anna, he could tell she was the fastest runner of the family. Ryan even said that one day, he might see Anna at the Olympics.
Ryan spent a lot of time with each fan... yes, I'm in awe yet again during these photo ops. First Tim Gunn, then Pastor Chuck, now Ryan Hall.
Moving on... I don't know what kind of car this was, but it was huge... a custom Hummer?
After the expo, we went to the Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park.
There were lots of fascinating displays, which unfortunately I did not get photos of as my camera stopped working... it gave me about 4 years of blogging life... anyway Sam and Anna had a lot of fun with the interactive decor at the museum, reminds me that Sam might like some toy planes and rockets vs. more stuffed animals in the near gift-giving future.