We had a wonderful time at Penn State this weekend. Leenah just aged up 2 weeks before the meet - so I was really proud she even had the qualifying times to go. We arrived on Wed., late afternoon, and had an early dinner at Olive Garden. She didn't have to swim until 4ish on Thursday, so we stayed up late, checked out the hotel pool and hot tub (and it was HOT!!!), and watch movies. There was only one other swimmer from her team that was swimming on Thursday, so they both warmed up together with a coach from another team (thanks Coach Mark!)
They both had excellent times - Leenah dropped a few seconds, and Mark dropped enough to make Zone times (he would make more Zone times over the weekend, so the next stop for him is Delaware) Leenah had made the Zone team last year, and we are looking forward to trying again next year when she is at the top of her age group.
Overall we had a wonderful time. All the kids swam well, we had some great laughs, saw my first ever 3D movie at the theater, and got to see my brother and his family on the drive home. Wonderful trip.