Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lots and LOTS of driving

We are home from three days of LOTS of driving.  Ashni competed in the National Championship for fencing.  The competition was is Columbus, Ohio on the 4th.  This was a huge competition for her and gave her a good idea as to what to expect at bigger tournaments.  I think the size of the whole thing may have made her a little nervous (although she is not one to admit to being nervous).  She was knocked out in the first elimination bout, but she was still ranked 50 or so in the nation, so that is something to be really proud of.  We are very proud of her.  I told her she has four years to get ready for the Olympics in Brazil (and I need to go to Brazil).

So, we drove to Ohio on the 3rd, fenced on the 4th and had to drive back to Jackson, MS on the 5th so that Jena could make her flight to France this morning.  It was a 12 hour drive, but thanks to some really sweet friends we had a place to crash overnight.  We got Jena on the plane this morning with no trouble.  She should land in Paris in a few hours.  She was SUPER excited and I can only imagine the great time she will have.

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