Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Alaska Trip By Loo

There's no way that I could match the effort put forth by my lovely wife, documenting the Alaska trip, so I'll default to her. She put it together in 3 chunks, each eloquent and concise. Check them out with part 1 here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Home Safe & Sound

We clocked 2,300 driving miles, and a few more miles not driving, but still moving taking three ferries (Alaska, BC and WA) but all roads lead to Seattle and we're back home now. We'll be sorting through the photos, and getting back into the swing of real life for a few days. It was a great trip, and I'm thankful for the opportunity and thankful to be reminded that there is a great big world out there. Lindsay and I both realized that more interesting than our small trip was the realization that we are a piece of the travelers experience, and at any given moment there are a thousand people moving across our same route with bigger plans, farther distances to go, and more effort in their travel than our week and a half was. It was amazing for us, and we're both so excited that we did it, but the better feeling is the humbleness that we have, that travel should bring, that there is more to see, and much more to learn.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Not Home Yet...

Still exploring Alaska, Yukon and BC on two wheels. Everything is great! My wife is my best friend and perfect travel buddy, the trip is so much better with her by my side. Tons of pictures and stories when we return later in the week.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Alaska Tomorrow

It's Sunday, that means tomorrow we'll be in Alaska riding a motorcycle back toward Seattle. 2,400 miles of two wheel fun. Checking our list of details all day today, but on a bike it's a short list of what you need really. We'll update from along the route as we can, if not expect a mess of pics as soon as we're back. My mantra for this trip? I read in an article recently about 'riding your own ride'. Good advice, that's what we'll do.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Harley Davidson Aquires MV Agusta

Interesting, but everyone saw it coming too. HD, after having a very bad sales year (market saturation and stale brand identity) has acquired the exotic Italian motorcycle brand MV Agusta. Details here. I've always loved the HD owned Buell motorcycle company, maybe we'll see something with design elements and technology that's more contemporary for a change.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Fencing is My Hobby

Getting the posts mounted in the earth atop the little rock wall that's already in place (and overgrown with ivy, etc) was tough work. It's done, finally, and now I'm finally putting up the planks. Using the framing nailer is a reward in itself, as there is no other tool with quite the punch of a DeWalt framing nailer. Still need to clear more of that brush to reveal the wall more. That'll have to happen after Alaska. What do you think Dad? Prairie School enough?

Still Summer Night

It's getting dark here about 9:20 now. Took a quick pic of the house across the street as the moon came out.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fourth of July

A few pics from the 4th of July at Cara and Brent's house. Food, fun, fireworks and kids. There was so much food, in fact, that we went back to Cara's house the next day to help eat through some of the leftovers. It was the 4th, but it was more like Thanksgiving, as it was an occasion to remind ourselves how lucky we are to have good friends and opportunities, like this, to do nothing and enjoy everything.