Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Counting Crows Meet and Greet!!!

So, last night while I was changing the oil on my Ford Ranger I get a phone call from Starlight Theater. Come to find out, we have to be all the way on the East side of Kansas City by 3:30 for the meet and greet tonight with the Counting Crows. It will be fun but I wish that I didn't have to burn vacation to go to it. Jessie went through the house last night trying to find something good to get autographed. Not certain what she decided on in the end, no matter what I think it will be a night to remember!

Counting Crows T-Shirt

Monday, July 30, 2012

Busy Week!

It is going to be a very busy week. I have two vehicles to get ready for the road trip this weekend. The DRZ 400 and the Ford Ranger. Not to mention that I still have to get everything else packed and ready to go as well. Then tomorrow night I have a concert to attend with my lovely wife. We are going to see the Counting Crows and participate in a meet and greet as well! We are both excited. Hopefully I can get the vehicle work done tonight so that they are completely ready to go! Two oil changes, some spark plugs, air filters, the works, as far as preventative maintenance goes. Not sure the truck needs it but better safe than sorry. It would really screw up fishing to break down somewhere between here and Minnesota. I don't want to wonder if preventative maintenance could have prevented problems I encounter in the future.

DRZ Oil:
Rotella T 15W-40 Motor Oil - 6 / 1 gal. case - Motor Oil, Fluids, &Rotella T 15W-40 Motor Oil - 6 / 1 gal. case - Motor Oil, Fluids, &

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


My wife's grandmother passed away early Monday morning. It looks like we are taking an unexpected road trip up to Milwaukee, WI. Our family, from AU, is flying in and they will be staying for our annual family fishing trip in a few weeks in addition to attending the services for grandma. The visitation and funeral will be this coming Thursday and Friday. After that we will spend a day or two in Milwaukee before heading back to Leavenworth, KS.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Las Vegas Ride

These are not all of the photos from this trip, nor the best ones but I have procrastinated long enough and I need to get these posted. I will get on and add text for the trip in the future...maybe. This was a wonderful trip and made me fall in love with the southwest! I saw many amazing places along the way.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Getting back in shape

I have ridden my bicycle to work everyday this week so far. It has felt good to be active despite the 100+ degree days. Hopefully I can find the motivation to keep it up next week to. It is a little challenging at times simply because it would be nice to be out on my motorcycle. I am hoping to get plenty of moto in this weekend and maybe a little off road action. So far I have lost about three pounds this week thanks to all the bicycle riding.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012