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KC Wedding – Galveston, Part Three

April 20-26 Joanna was feeling spry the morning after our day out and decided to walk over to another nearby bakery, Sunflower (we’d eat breakfast there later in the trip), returning with a something good to eat, although in retrospect not quite as tasty as what we’d consumed from PattyCakes.  Our goal for the day, […]

KC Wedding – Galveston, Part Two

April 20-26 Now knowing we would be staying in Galveston through the following Tuesday, we spent most of the next day, Friday, running some errands around town to pick up food to cook and some accessories to assist Joanna with that big cast she had on her right arm.  While out driving around later in […]

KC Wedding – Galveston, Part One

April 20-26 We had a relatively easy four-hour drive to Galveston from San Antonio, arriving at our Airbnb at the check-in time of 3pm.  Located on a quiet street, the Del Boca Vista property is a Texas Historical House, the George and Elizabeth Fox House built in 1875.  Our lodging would be a two-bedroom apartment […]

KC Wedding – San Antonio

April 18-19 The easy drive north got us to Jessie and Dave’s place just after noon and we settled in for what would be a fairly quiet two nights and one day as Jessie would be working while we were there.  Dinner that first night would be excellent burgers Dave grilled for us, which was […]

KC Wedding – Corpus Christi

April 15-17 We left New Braunfels with an expected three hour drive that would take an additional hour due to construction related congestion as we passed through San Antonio.  But we arrived safely at Stephanie and Lee’s place, where I’d spent two nights last fall while Joanna settled her mother, so it was nice that […]

KC Wedding – Adventure Cycling Texas Hill Country, Part Four

April 5 – 14 The next morning, we broke camp and set out for the shortest and what appeared to be the easiest day of the tour at 41 miles and 1,600 feet of climbing that turned into 45 miles and 1,932 due to a detour we would take.  For our last couple of days, […]

KC Wedding – Adventure Cycling Texas Hill Country, Part Three

April 5 – 14 The next day at Jellystone we would be free to do what we wanted as there wasn’t a scheduled ride, just three optional ones for those looking for miles or to do some exploring.  Otherwise, you could hang out in camp, or take a shuttle into nearby Fredericksburg.  Joanna took off […]

KC Wedding – Adventure Cycling Texas Hill Country, Part Two

April 5 – 14 Each day of the bike tour starts out the same, that is arise earlier than one might want to, begin to break down the sleeping bags and pads, get some breakfast, and pack everything up to get it on the luggage truck in time to leave camp around 8am.  Joanna and […]

KC Wedding – Adventure Cycling Texas Hill Country, Part One

April 5 – 14 And so, spring rolled around, and we began nearly three months of travel, two in the States and one in Europe.  First up would be the road trip, which we will break down into segments that will culminate with our nephew Dillon’s wedding on May 14th in Kansas City.  The first […]

Santa Barbara Weekend

February 25-28 Two weeks after our respective flights to the east coast, we loaded up the car on a Friday afternoon and made our way to Santa Barbara and the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara for a weekend of bike riding and to see the Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at the Arlington Theater.  […]