Walking for Pizza… and Other Good Causes

April 29th, 2006

Krissy giving a strange look to the camera.  I don't know exactly what this means.Krissy and I participated in a Multiple Sclerosis walk held today in and around Legoland. There were over four thousand people there and it was an excellent fund raiser. The walk took us through the park and we got to see a number of interesting sculptures made out of LEGO® bricks.

When we first got out of the car Krissy saw this mascot for San Diego Gas & Electric walking around and she asked for a picture with him. I didn’t want to do it because there were tons of kids around that wanted to do the same thing and I thought it was too embarrassing taking a picture of a grown woman next to this guy. More on him later.

While walking I was passed up by a member of our ward. Tina and I serve together on the ward activities committee. Krissy had three coworkers from her work there. We all stayed pretty close together for most of the walk. We were among the first 100 people to begin the walk, and when we left almost an hour after we were done there were still people coming in to the finish line.

Papa John’s provided free pizza and chicken nuggets. I think I probably could have gotten away with as much pizza as I wanted, but I just took the one piece. I figured that there was probably a finite supply and there were just so many people there that I didn’t want anyone to go without because of my gluttony.

When we left our legs were tired, and we were ready to go home. We were happy to have done something worthwhile. It was quite a lot of fun, and it was nice to exercise together.

Just as we were heading out to our car Krissy saw the SDG&E mascot again and she begged and pleaded for a picture. I finally conceded, even though it looked like he was on his way to change out of his uncomfortable costume. From then on Krissy was twice as happy as she had been all night.

Click here for snapshots of the event.

Here is the ambiguous mascot for SDG&E.  Looks like a lightbulb with arms and a head added for anthropomorphic effect.

5 Responses to “Walking for Pizza… and Other Good Causes”

  1. Colette says:

    Looks like you had a good time for a great cause! My question….Did you find any cache along the way?

  2. Shawn Dowler says:

    There is a cache right there along where we walked, but we had already gotten it a few weeks earier. Click here for the gory details.

  3. Spencer J says:

    Shawn I can’t believe there isn’t a picture of you with the bug too.

  4. Cassie says:

    Tell Krissy she needs to do something with her hair. A perm or something. :) Tell her to use purple rods. Or I will take her to my stylist when you guys are out in July.
    My treat. Have her grow her hair out and not to cut a thing.
    No more pony tails unless she is going to the gym or swimming. A charity walk doesn’t count for pony tail exposure. We can’t wait to see you guys!!
    I would have taken two pieces of pizza.
    Annalise will be here in 28 days and counting!!

  5. Krissy says:

    Hey Cassie,

    You are soooo.. cute. I’m all for doing something different with my hair. I do want to keep it long.

    I think the reason why I always keep it up, is because my hair is just so thick and at times it really gets in my way :) I have been noticing that I am getting white hairs, oh no:( I guess this is a sign of turning 30.

    Let’s keep in touch.

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