Monday, June 16, 2008

Adios! I mean Sayonara...

Love the post card from my Hawaii pal Shirley Perley...

And Wee are off...

The bike, the jogging stroller, the car seat, the carry-on's, the clothes, the wet suit, the computer (hope to keep in touch), books (Bible, coloring books, Japanese language book, Waking The dead & my journal) Asics, snacks, my tunes... you name it we got it packed! I think Kainoa has the most luggage! BUT well worth it to have the whole family going!

Kona to Tokyo, Tokyo to Fukuoka, Fukuoka to Fukue! We have a home stay waiting for us on the little island. I am looking forward to staying with a local Japanese family & totally getting into the culture... Bring on the seaweed! If they are anything like my Canada & St. Croix family this could be another GREAT experience! Actually, as long as they aren't as messy as my Australia roomie anything would be GREAT! (totally joking Eileen!)

AND for fun during this packing adventure in the Wee home... Jim timed me to pack my bike. (I think it was his way of just trying to get me to hurry up and get the darn thing put away...).

My bike out of the box & 18 minutes later, my bike in the box!

Chat laters... and BEST to everyone racing CDA & IM France too... have a fun LONG day!


Blogger Paul said...

Have a safe trip and bring home some bacon! I can't wait to see you kill it out there.

June 16, 2008 at 8:33 AM

Blogger Cricket said...

Have fun Wee Family! You are in our prayers!

June 16, 2008 at 8:47 AM

Blogger Stef said...

All the BEST to you over there Bree! Can't wait to watch on IronmanLive.

June 16, 2008 at 8:49 AM

Blogger TB said...

So excited for you all! You're gonna do great!

Anybody have any clue when the race starts on Eastern time???

June 16, 2008 at 9:03 AM

Blogger Katie Weaver-Jongerius said...

GO BREE GO!!! Safe travels to you and your family. ENJOY the race and go ROCK it will ya?

June 16, 2008 at 9:04 AM

Blogger Flatman said...

Have a safe trip and have fun!!!!!

June 16, 2008 at 9:05 AM

Blogger LoveOfShoes said...

Travel safe and GOOD LUCK!

June 16, 2008 at 9:42 AM

Blogger Jen said...

Have an awesome adventure in a good boy on the plane Kainoa!

Sending you positive thoughts from now until race day. Go get 'em Bree!

June 16, 2008 at 9:46 AM

Blogger alison said...

Happy travels and have fun in Japan!

June 16, 2008 at 9:55 AM

Blogger Patrick said...

Japan race starts at 12noon Hawaii Time on Saturday.

Bree are those Zipp 404 you will be racing on? Sweet!

Have the time of your life! Enjoy!

Can't wait for updates and photos!!

Thanks for the call!:)

All my best my friend!

June 16, 2008 at 10:06 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Bree Go!!
I'm one of your many fans and will be cheering you on from Minnesota!
Have fun and kick some butt!

June 16, 2008 at 10:12 AM

Blogger Lisa G said...

Good luck and race hard!!!

June 16, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Blogger TriGirl Kate O said...

Best wishes for an uneventful journey (you never know w/ airlines these days!) and an amazing race. So great that you'll have your family waiting at the finish line. You'll rock!!!

June 16, 2008 at 10:50 AM

Blogger Shan said...

Sweeet! Go kick some major butt out there in Japan!! Can't wait to watch IronmanLive this weekend!

Sending love, energy and speedy vibes from Cali!

June 16, 2008 at 11:04 AM

Blogger Beth said...

GOOD LUCK BREEEEEEE!!!!!!! I will be thinking of you so much and praying for you!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful time and of course that your race is everything that you dreamed it would be. You will succeed! As you would say...vroooooommmmmm!!

PS VERY impressive bike packing time! :)

June 16, 2008 at 1:22 PM

Blogger ShirleyPerly said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip. Look forward to following your race this weekend!!

June 16, 2008 at 1:45 PM

Blogger Jennifer Harrison said...

GO get it Bree! Crush it and enjoy the day! Jen H.

June 16, 2008 at 1:59 PM

Anonymous Naughty Nottage Family said...

Oh Wee Fambily........what an opportunity of a life time; the three of you traveling together to an exotic are blessed; your pursuits brings so much color to your fambily's life (our daughter called family 'fambily' for many adorable years).......god bless and go with the force. We believe in you. Love the Nottages

June 16, 2008 at 2:30 PM

Blogger Kellye Mills said...

I can't help but smile thinking about the Wee family treking it through the airport and through Japan! You guys are so cute!! I hope you all have a wonderful and exciting adventureful time! I'll be following along and cheering really loud from the ATL!!

June 16, 2008 at 2:57 PM

Blogger triguyjt said...

its like you see the you don't .
have a great trip..enjoy... race like hell... i know you will kick butt bree

June 16, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Blogger Eileen Swanson said...

Wee, you are so busted with Pat now! HA! Ok, now for the record you had the messy side of the room, I am super squeaky clean ;-)

Love ya,

June 16, 2008 at 4:19 PM

Blogger jahowie said...

Good luck!!!

June 17, 2008 at 2:36 AM

Blogger Nitsirk said...

You are going to kick some serious butt. Best of luck and safe traveling.

June 17, 2008 at 2:43 AM

Blogger Emmalee said...

Good luck Good luck Good luck!!!!

June 17, 2008 at 3:25 AM

Blogger jahowie said...

I see that you are on a website for Trackers. Very cool.

June 17, 2008 at 3:47 AM

Blogger Iain Banks said...

Have a great family trip as well as a great race. Japan won't know what hit them when the Wee's arrive!

June 17, 2008 at 6:43 AM

Blogger Ange said...

GO GO GO BREE!!! Have a great trip. Be safe. I am so happy for you taht your whole family can go with you. That will make it very special. Can't wait to hear about it all!!!

June 17, 2008 at 7:59 AM

Blogger IronMatron said...

Good luck Bree! We'll be cheering for you from far away New England! Have a safe trip. I can't wait to hear about everything!

June 17, 2008 at 4:14 PM

Blogger Patrick said...

Thanks for the emails.

When you get time watch your video again. It's also on Hawaii Ironman Music video.

aahhhh...miss you!

June 17, 2008 at 5:59 PM

Blogger UntPawGal02 said...

Good luck and kick butt in Japan! Safe travels!

June 18, 2008 at 3:29 AM

Blogger Lisa said...

Good Luck Girl!! My race might be turned into a duathlon--I am planning of visualizing running with you on the dirt road in Noosa!!
Dig deep and get 'er done!

June 18, 2008 at 9:50 AM


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