We hinted at some of the fun to come on this year's Ogunquitfest for the first ever Bridge to Beach Bed Race – but never did we imagine that the rumors would spread far and wide and the crowds would gather for such a sight.
First, congratulations to everyone who participated and watched – based on the steering and flying team members, it was a feat to dodge costumed bed pushers and occasionally the beds themselves. There were however, plenty of fun and laughs.
Full details and a recap can be found at http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20081027-NEWS-81027033 . Don't be fooled by the 'large margin' that the Meadowmere won by – our hotel's bed just happened to keep all four wheels on. It's a definite advantage to have four. We plan on repeating this portion of the design – in other words, having four wheels at all times.
Other than that, our Ogunquit team will need to rethink the theme (two donkeys and two elephants pushed uncle sam on a bed marked 'economy or bust' and 'vote!' not so relevant next year!) and perhaps hold a trial run, training or try outs for bed pushers (we had a few concerns with the bed going OVER a team member. While the good news is, the bed held together, we'd rather not have any human speed bumps! It's just embarassing to say you were run over by a bed driven by uncle sam to guests. Far too close to Gramma Got Runover by a Reindeer!)
So thank you to everyone for the cheers (and jeers)! And a big congratulations to Rebecca & Bill on their wedding day – Thanks for being good sports about all the pictures!