Category Trips

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 […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Henderson and Home

November 22-26 We broke camp Monday morning to make the drive to Kim and Marty’s in Henderson, where we would stay until Friday and celebrate Thanksgiving with them and a household of others, an event they have held annually and are now resuming after taking a Covid break the last two years.  This would be […]

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 to Flagstaff

November 18-21 With a long day of driving ahead of us, likely close to ten hours, we made sure to get an early start from Portales.  The donuts we’d purchased and hastily consumed combined with some high-test coffee fueled the first part of the drive and before we knew it we passed some signs indicating […]

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 […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Corpus Christi, Texas

November 12-13 My drive the next day at just under six hours would go smoother, with just a quick stop for lunch at a McDonalds.  I arrived and Stephanie and Lee’s house mid-afternoon feeling much better than the day before, unloaded the car and then in the wink of an eye, found myself sitting next […]