Tice Family Blog

June 13, 2007

My Dad

Filed under: Uncategorized — ptice @ 12:07 am

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This is a peice of an article on my dad, Pete Binion, and my brother, Wade.  They have competed in this challenging race for over 10 years.  This year they won!  This is a 2-3 day race filled with rapids, snakes and alligators.  The men and women have to pack everything they need in the boat including food.  They are only allowed water to be given to them by a team captain, no one is allowed to touch the competitors or the boat untill they are finished.  Many of the men never sleep stopping only to stretch their legs.  This is a race that begins with many and ends with few.  I might add that my sister Mollie has also done this race in the past.  In the picture above my dad is the first man in the boat and my brother is right behind him in the blue pants.       

MAKING IT LOOK EASY

Cottonmouth team coasted to finish after competition ran into trouble

June 12, 2007 – Posted at 12:00 a.m.

“One of those records this year will go to Team Cottonmouth’s Pete Binion, who at age 57 became the oldest person to be on a winning team in the Texas Water Safari.

Hansen said having Binion on the team was definitely a good thing.

“I have a lot of respect for Pete,” Hansen said. “I met Pete in 1992 when I did my first Water Safari. I was in a little plastic kayak and I had no race experience. But he talked to me as if I was not an idiot, which I was actually, and he gave me some wonderful advice.

“Over the years, he has trained hard and really paid his dues. He deserves all the accolades that he gets now. He’s recently lost a lot of weight and ran his first marathon now well into his 50s. Pete’s really quite an example for people to get off the couch and make something of themselves. He matched the Belizeans stroke for stroke down the river, he carried his weight and was an equal member of this team.”

Team Cottonmouth and the winners in the other classes will be honored today at noon at Bayfront Park in Seadrift.”

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3 Comments »

  1. Pauline–It was so great to see you at the gym yesterday. I am praising God for what He’s doing in your family and at LH.

    My Target story is that Alyssa lost her crocs during the trip and we backtracked for 30 minutes. We finally concluded that they got put on the shelf and sold.

    Today after VBS I went to Target for milk. My baby needs his bottles! After an hour in the store and running into all my friends straight from VBS, I bought four t-shirts and forgot the milk!

    Moral of these stories: Don’t try thinking after VBS!

    This is great about your dad and brother. You must be really proud.

    Comment by Lisa Smith — June 21, 2007 @ 2:58 am

  2. Hey, those are so great.. and I finally got to catch up on your blogs.. I still don’t get the banana smoothie background though.. Hope you are doing great and I get to see you this summer soon!!

    Comment by Erica Listi — June 28, 2007 @ 10:53 pm

  3. OK MRS Tice …. an update?!? Whats going on with ya!

    Comment by Karen — July 3, 2007 @ 1:07 am


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