It is Friday and time to pick Rick up at the airport. After collecting Rick, we head to White Sands Missile Range, NM, about an hour drive from El Paso, to pick up the registration packets for Sunday.
The Missile Range is secluded and nestled at the base of two large mountain ranges with nothing around it for 50 miles. Its isolation is expected since it was the testing ground of the Trinity Project, the test of the Atomic Bomb during World War II.
Steve was not feeling well. It had all started on Monday with diarrhea but things turned really bad this morning. He thinks that, after starting the day with vomiting, he has picked up some food poison from his Mexican food last night. We are hoping things improve by tomorrow so he can carb up for the march on Sunday.
As participants filed in and out of the youth center we found different merchandise for sale. The packet pick up was very organized. We discovered that this is the ONLY place to get Bataan merchandise, you cannot buy them later online or anywhere else.Â USAA, our insurance company was giving out LED flashlights and golf towels.
This is Steve’s race bib.