Monthly Archives: June 2015

Outer Banks and More, Bodie Island Part Three

June 3-7 The heavy rain overnight and sketchy forecast for Friday put a damper on any bike ride we may have contemplated; instead we made plans to duplicate the day before by driving as far south as we could. As we started to drive we stopped across the road from the campground at the Oregon […]

Outer Banks and More, Bodie Island Part Two

June 3-7 Not sure of how much we would cover that first full day, we set out before noon heading north towards the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Not far from camp we passed the turn off for the Bodie Island Lighthouse, but elected to hit it another day. The Memorial is almost seventeen miles straight […]

Outer Banks and More, Bodie Island Part One

June 3-7 After sending Carolyn off to Birmingham with a nice breakfast, chores and errands to accomplish Monday morning kept us from hitting the road for Blacksburg until early afternoon. It took us just about four hours to make the drive and we arrived on campus at Virginia Tech to pick up my registration packet […]

Outer Banks and More, Blacksburg

May 30 – June 14 Elements of this trip kept changing as we got closer to taking off, and we would continue to make plans on the fly as we went, much as we did in Europe last year. The impetus for it was a facilities management conference sponsored by ACUI and APPA at Virginia […]

Pilot Mountain Campout

April 30 – May 3 One of our goals for the year was to try to do more local camping. We’d discussed doing so with Sarah and Hans and finally an opportunity presented it self, the first weekend of May at Pilot Mountain, a North Carolina State Park. Located about 90 minutes north of Charlotte […]

ACUI San Antonio – A Little Taste of Texas, Part Six

April 4-17 After the bit or rain we had earlier in the week we caught a break with the weather and saw mostly sunny skies the rest of our time in Austin. As planned for our last day we again set out on the bikes to find a way to the lake. I’d reviewed a […]

The Chevy Wagon

This should have made it into the last post and is now inserted in the online version

ACUI San Antonio – A Little Taste of Texas, Part Five

April 4-17 We met Roberta and Mark at Mellow Johnny’s as planned and spent a bit more time there perusing the stock, particularly the attractive jersey’s and short combinations (kits) offered. Unfortunately like most good bike clothing, they were a bit more than I wanted to spend at that time. I instead opted for a […]