our traditional warm-up to the feast includes thousands of people.
the weather was good this year - 40 degrees and just a trace of wind.
the colorful start of the race.
cincinnati has beautiful old buildings.
the bubbles were a surprise. you can't see from this picture how delightful it was to go through bubbles. very childish fun!
the race is for charities, and people shed and donate their warm sweatshirts and coats.
the course passes the newport, kentucky aquarium.
mrs. claus was in the race this year, chatting with an elf and then santa on the cell phone. who knew they have wireless service in the north pole?
cold and muddy ohio river. high, too. it's rained a lot the past few days.
ever since reading the great bridge, the structures fascinate me.
this is the theme of many runners and walkers. it's a delightful way to work up an appetite.
volunteers make the race. this boy goes to a local high school, and he's cutting the timing chip off a shoe. chilly work. thank you to the volunteers! how did you celebrate thanksgiving? joy and blessings.