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Sponsor Adventurina (the author formerly known as Romantic Rosie) in the Oceans of Mercy 5K in Shawnee, KS, on April 22


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Paul NelsonCongratulations, Adventurina!

Super great cause and super great run.

Cheers! 8 years ago

Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY PlainsAdventurina and G

at home with Ginger!!! (Pumpkin is camera shy!) 8 years ago

Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY PlainsThe Joy of Running!!!

Does she look JOYFUL or what!!! 8 years ago

Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY Plains(Rosie, you were) BORN TO RUN!!!

Credit goes to Bruce Springstein for writing and performing the original version of this!

Today you ran with all your heart in the streets of Shawnee Mission
Today you ran for all the kids and for those who hold a vision
Ran in the frenzy circling Highway 7
rubber-soled, endorphin-fueled
And crossin’ that finish line
Rosie, you gave everything you had
With a big smile, with a gleam in your eye
You gotta keep up, keep on going
’Cause women like you, Rosie, you were BORN TO RUN!!!

OK, I took a little artistic license, which probably only Adventurina will notice. And, sorry, but I had to use Rosie, as Adventurina wouldn’t fit…and I had enough trouble with the syllables and word stress and all that stuff!8 years ago

Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY PlainsI am STILL tired...

more napping is in order for today!!! 8 years ago

Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY PlainsAWESOME!!!

This whole experience was AWESOME!!! It was really wonderful how everyone came together to donate for such a great cause. And how cool to be able to meet Adventurina and cheer her as she ran!!! I hope some other 43thingers get the same chance some day…she is totally COOL and WONDERFUL and as CHEERFUL as she seems online!!! 8 years ago


I met Adventurina and G
I cheered Adventurina
I got LOTS of attention from all the race people
I got lost in the parking lot with my mom
I met Pumpkin and Ginger – they are very NICE
I tried to start a fight when Pumpkin and Ginger got to close to my mom
Adventurina told me I had DIGNITY
We came home and I have my mom all to myself AGAIN8 years ago

Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY PlainsSix to take a NAP!!!

I’m VERY tired…I’m off to take a NAP!!! 8 years ago

Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY PlainsFive to tell everyone what a fabulous time I had!!!

YAY! I DID IT!!! I actually met Adventurina/Rosie (and G) and had a FABULOUS day…so don’t believe anything Adventurina tries to tell you that might indicate otherwise!!! She ran a GREAT race and finished in great time, all smiles and full of pep.

Bella got to go and received lots of attention at the race, but didn’t think much of the attention that Ginger and Pumpkin gave me when we went back to Adventurina’s house…she is very protective and just a mite bit jealous!

We had a fabulous lunch on the plaza, eating outside on the veranda and enjoying the beautiful day, the fantastic scenery, and great conversation. And, of course, yummy food…I had shrimp and bow tie pasta!

G and I both took pics, but mine have to be developed, so it will be at least tomorrow before I have them to post. 8 years ago

Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY PlainsAnd four to GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am off to the races…be back soon with a FULL report!!! 8 years ago

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