Iowa

It’s over, for me, anyway. I rode two days in and that was enough. As I expected, it was nice to ride with 10,000 other cyclists and the party–like attitude of the riders and the people in the towns was really nice. The problem was that it took place in Iowa. I was glad that when I rode, it was overcast, had head winds, and occasional rains. Continue reading Iowa

Kansas

Kansas. What an incredibly boring state. Tara, her sister Sandie, niece Destiny and I flew from Nashville to attend her youngest sister Stephanie’s high school graduation in Council Grove, Kansas.  Tara and I figured we’d find something to do that night upon arrival in Kansas City, followed by some more touring the next day before catching up Continue reading Kansas

Guatemala

We visited Evelyn’s family and ate like the pigs that we are. Bijou had fun. I guess the highlight was going to the cemetery. Believe it or not, it was really Gothic, colorful, historical and very interesting, in general.
We didn’t have much time for sightseeing this time (only 4 days), but now everyone has at least met Bijou, so the mission was Continue reading Guatemala

Vancouver

Our trip was great.  Here’s a very short story.

We left on 8/11 from my work. My boss made me attend a meeting that day which ended at 2:30, whereupon I joined June, Brian and Andy who were in our van, waiting in the parking lot. Boy, did I need a vacation!

We arrived at Jeannie’s that night, stayed overnight and dropped off Cedar, Continue reading Vancouver

Roanoke

I’m home after a long trip to Roanoke, VA and back. It was quite an experience overall. The 1–3/4 hour drive to SMF was punctuated by the puppy screaming and howling in the crate behind me in the van. She messed the newspapers once and I stopped and changed them. Once I got to the airport, I put her into the carry–on Continue reading Roanoke