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Mow - A Memorial to Sigmund

This year we said goodbye to a cat/panther/mountain lion/puma.  Sigmund was as amazing friend.  As a kitten, he was hell on wheels. You had to be careful when you walked around, as he could attack at any moment.  He also loved to play fetch, and hide and go seek. 
Sig had the longest limbs and toes.  When he sat they didn't fit tucked under so he had to fold them in front of him.  The only thing bigger than his paws was his personality. When we made the decision to move, Sig was lucky enough to stay with David and Christa and their family. We are very thankful for them and for taking care of Sig. 
Sig passed quietly, curled up with one of his toys. We received the news while on holiday in Thailand. In the land of tigers, we said goodbye to our own. Rest peacefully buddy, you were amazing and exactly what Phil needed when going through a rough time in his life.


Over the Melbourne Cup long weekend we went to Noosa to participate in the Noosa Triathlon, the largest of its kind in Australia.

We flew to Brisbane with a friend and then drove 90 minutes North to Sunshine Beach, our hideout for the weekend.  The first trick was fitting two bikes, two bike cases, and three people into the SUV we had rented.  It took a few tries, but finally we were all in and on the road.

After checking in on Saturday we drove the bike course so the boys could check it out.  Then it was back to the house for nap time.  We stayed in a rented house with a pool and wonderful outdoor area where we spent most of our time relaxing.

Sunday was the big race, and there were so many people participating that Phil's start time was a full two hours after the first racers began.  The boys swam, biked, and ran the Olympic distance course and then we celebrated their hard work with a relaxing dinner along the water front.

Monday was our day to explore the area.  Our first stop w…