2021 USATF Masters Outdoor Championships, Iowa State Golf Performance Center, and Family

Had a lovely road trip from July 22nd to August 1st.

I started out driving from Detroit to Ames, Iowa on July 22nd, which was great in part because I had never previously driven that particular stretch of interstate highways. So, I got to see a new corridor of the country from Michigan, to Indiana, to Illinois, to Iowa.

On July 23rd, I got a tour of Iowa State's Golf Performance Center.

I also ran the 100m in the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships and finished 12th in my 45-49 age division.

2021 USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in Ames, Iowa

Jaacob Bowden finished 12th in the 100m at the 2021 USATF Masters Outdoor Championships

On July 24th, I headed down to the Kansas City area to visit my brother and his family, who I had not seen since prior to the pandemic. We had a nice visit catching up and we took my nephews out for their first round of golf ever and I also went to a couple of my brother's hockey games.

Aaron Bowden plays hockey

On July 27th, I drove across Missouri to see my parents just south of St. Louis in Barnhart, who I had also not seen since before COVID-19.

On the 29th, I drove from Missouri, through Illinois, through Indiana, and on in to Ohio to pick up my wife from the bus stop to go to an extended family reunion at the Dayton KOA.

Finally, on August 1st, we drove back home up to Detroit!