Bicycles and Buckeyes

Saturday began the busy weekend, I honestly don’t remember a weekend that wasn’t busy, and I know I won’t see another one until late July. After finishing finals ( Yes, finally done with Saturday morning classes!) we headed down to Westerville for the Tour de Cure. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned and Nicole was injured within her first hour of riding. But her uncle was still out there riding the complete 100 mile course so we set up camp at the finish line to support him. It was for a great cause, and even though she was injured, she was able to raise almost $700 for ADA. Somehow I was convinced to sign up for the 100 mile ride next year. We may be scaling it down to 30 or 60 miles after hearing stories about the course.

Sibling Support

The rest of Saturday became considerably better. We checked out The Pub, which I didn’t know was a chain. I knew of the restaurant in Rocky River and I was excited to find it down in Columbus. And I found authentic blueberry ale from Maine, which could be a new favorite! It just so happened that The Pub was right next to Dave & Busters, and we decided to check it out. I’ve haven’t been there since after prom in high school, its a little different when you can play skee-ball and have a drink in the other hand. You also realize that those prizes in the gift shop aren’t really worth the money you put into playing games. But it was fun, and I still kick butt at skee-ball 🙂

Sunday was unbelievable and overwhelming. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but knowing that there would be close to 10,000 graduates, I knew it would be big. This was also the first time I would be inside the Shoe, which by the way, is more amazing than seen on TV. It was incredible to see the line of soon to be graduates walking in, and walking in, and walking in. This line seriously went forever.

2011 Ohio State Graduates

President Gordan Gee gave a great speech, as well as an entertaining joke by House Speaker John Boehner. The bell began to ring as the graduates went down to receive their diplomas then made their way to exit the stadium.  But with that many people, we would have been there all day if they had said each name, so I’m glad it went quick. It was impressive to see such a great ceremony in only a matter of 2.5 hours. I was also able to find one of my closest friends from high school before she received her diploma.

One of my high school besties

All in all it was a great weekend, even with Nicole’s injury. Now I’m starting to countdown until my finals for my MBA….only 5 months and 2 days until I finish!

Congrats Nicole!

And don’t worry Columbus, I’ll be back Saturday for round two!

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