My friend Brad was swimming in his last competitive swim meet of his life last weekend. So Amanda and I went to Elsah, IL (Located near nothing), en route to Elsah we had to cross the Mississippi River via ferry, twice. Needless to say; what was supposed to be 2 hours became 3.5 real quick. We did arrive but missed most of the morning swimming, so we grabbed a nap and a bite to eat and waited for the finals. The finals were an interesting experience, most of the fans were parents and they were all intense, it was a lot of fun and I came away with a few usable frames.