Category Beer, Wine and Alcohol

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.  […]

A Visit with the Griz

February 7-10 Last fall we planned to take a three-week trip to South America, visiting Santiago and Patagonia in Chile and then joining a guided tour with Intrepid Travel in Lima, Peru that would take us to the Amazon and Machu Pichu.  But logistical complications arising from the Delta variant caused us to reconsider the […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Death Valley

November 19-21 Today’s drive would be a more manageable at six or so hours and so; after a stop at a Starbucks for a Venti vanilla latte, we hit the I-40 and motored west.  Our many trips over the years have brought us along this route and thus the landmarks have become familiar.  Knowing we’d […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Portales, New Mexico

November 16-17 We filled up on breakfast at the Holiday Inn and after loading up the car, made our way to the Grace Museum on the outskirts of downtown.  Located at the corner of Cypress and North First Streets, it was built in 1909 by Col. W. L. Beckham of Greenville, Texas.  Constructed in the […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Abilene, Texas

November 14-15 I hit the road for San Antonio around 10am and made good time including a brief stop at a McDonald’s for their decent coffee and a very good cinnamon roll.  Soon enough I found myself at the airport where after a short wait at the cellphone lot, I picked up Joanna and we […]