Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hey Mayor! Ibobber just arrived. Higgins lake perch won't stand a chance next month. #ibobber


Hey Mayor! Ibobber just arrived. Higgins lake perch won't stand a chance next month. #ibobber

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Fire and aft bed canvas now has new bungees. #glamping #wifecamping #wasntthissupposedtobemywifesproject?


Fire and aft bed canvas now has new bungees. #glamping #wifecamping #wasntthissupposedtobemywifesproject?

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Found the state line. #smokeymountains #vstrom650 #vstrom #lastride #cherohalaskyway


Found the state line. #smokeymountains #vstrom650 #vstrom #lastride #cherohalaskyway

Friday, May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Mayor checking in. #lastride #maybenot #vstrom650 #vstrom #


The Mayor checking in. #lastride #maybenot #vstrom650 #vstrom #

Nothing to see here!


Less trouble getting the cruiser through than the strom. #tailofthedragon #lastride #vstrom650 #vstrom #parsonsbranchroad


Less trouble getting the cruiser through than the strom. #tailofthedragon #lastride #vstrom650 #vstrom #parsonsbranchroad

Dragons poop chute. The Mayor taking a piss.#tailofthedragon #lastride #vstrom650 #vstrom #parsonsbranchroad


Dragons poop chute. The Mayor taking a piss.#tailofthedragon #lastride #vstrom650 #vstrom #parsonsbranchroad

Tail of the dragon scenic overlook. #vstrom #vstrom650 #lastride #tailofthedragon


Tail of the dragon scenic overlook. #vstrom #vstrom650 #lastride #tailofthedragon

Deals gap. #tailofthedragon #lastride #vstrom650 #vstrom


Deals gap. #tailofthedragon #lastride #vstrom650 #vstrom

Listen to the park service kids. Road closed for a reason. #parsonsbranchroad #vstrom #vstrom650 #lastride #tailofthedragon


Listen to the park service kids. Road closed for a reason. #parsonsbranchroad #vstrom #vstrom650 #lastride #tailofthedragon

Front of the cabin. Ready to ride#vstrom650 #vstrom #lastride


Front of the cabin. Ready to ride#vstrom650 #vstrom #lastride

View from the back of the cabin. #vstrom650 #vstrom #lastride


View from the back of the cabin. #vstrom650 #vstrom #lastride

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

I have to turn this turd into a camper. Roof cracks, canvas holes, new floor and "millwork" Wife's project btw. #glamping #popupcamper #wifecamping


I have to turn this turd into a camper. Roof cracks, canvas holes, new floor and "millwork" Wife's project btw. #glamping #popupcamper #wifecamping

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Liberace is gone. Strom in its place. Pop up camper project to start soon. #vstrom #vstrom650 #popupcamper


Liberace is gone. Strom in its place. Pop up camper project to start soon. #vstrom #vstrom650 #popupcamper

Saturday, April 15, 2017

No walking boot. Testing my physical therapy idea. Work boot ankle support walking boot. Broken bones be damned. Let's ride. #vstrom650 #vstrom #genius


No walking boot. Testing my physical therapy idea. Work boot ankle support walking boot. Broken bones be damned. Let's ride. #vstrom650 #vstrom #genius

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Even Liberace wants to go for a spin. #forsale #harleydavidson #heritagespringer


Even Liberace wants to go for a spin. #forsale #harleydavidson #heritagespringer

This nice 78°F day taunts me. I want to ride so bad. #imissmymotorcycle #vstrom #vstrom650


This nice 78°F day taunts me. I want to ride so bad. #imissmymotorcycle #vstrom #vstrom650

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Natchez trace parkway war of 1812 memorial trailhead. #natcheztraceparkway #imissmymotorcycle


Natchez trace parkway war of 1812 memorial trailhead. #natcheztraceparkway #imissmymotorcycle

Fun even without a bike. Small path under the bridge. Hard to get on crutches, but we persevered! #natcheztraceparkway #imissmymotorcycle


Fun even without a bike. Small path under the bridge. Hard to get on crutches, but we persevered! #natcheztraceparkway #imissmymotorcycle

Sunday, March 19, 2017

May is fast approaching

Thought you might want something to take your mind off work.

So we know we are staying somewhere in Newport area, did we have a plan for anything else, or are we wandering?

1. Parsons Branch
2. The co-op...to finally get a hat?
3. hit SC and mark it off?
4. Scout the start to the TAT?
5. Antiquing?

What were you thinking?


Image result for mapping a route

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Added a second accessory outlet. Even though I have the training, I'm always amazed when my electrical projects work. #vstrom #vstrom650 #electrickery


Added a second accessory outlet. Even though I have the training, I'm always amazed when my electrical projects work. #vstrom #vstrom650 #electrickery

Friday, February 24, 2017

First spring training broadcast. Last day of work, 80° in February. #detroittigers


First spring training broadcast. Last day of work, 80° in February. #detroittigers

Friday, January 6, 2017

Thought a little Tennessee snow wouldn't stop me. Made it halfway to work before I realized even the main roads are ice. Turned around. First grown-up decision of 2017 #vstrom650 #vstrom


Thought a little Tennessee snow wouldn't stop me. Made it halfway to work before I realized even the main roads are ice. Turned around. First grown-up decision of 2017 #vstrom650 #vstrom

Monday, January 2, 2017

Lake Michigan: August 2017?

Day 1:
Meet in Michigan City - Ride coastline to H-D Museum - Dinner in German Town (I know a good spot)
This map lies,,,it's really 8 hours (From my house) not following 94 the whole way. Figure +2 hours for you day 1?

Day 2: 10 hours without counting stops? That's more like it!
Head up the Kewaunee - Lambeau Field - Escanaba - Sault Ste, Marie



Day 3: Leave the Sault - Cross the Bridge (No eating in St. Ignace at the shitty place with the awesome view!) - Check out wilderness State park (I left this day shorter to kill time here & make up for the long haul of day 2) - Legs Inn! - Tunnel of Trees - coastline around to the Dunes and finish in Manistee or Ludington (7 hours)

Day 4: Luddington to Michigan City: taking scenic road as much as possible (4 hours) - Split and head home.

List-o-Trips for 2017

Trips for 2017:


  1. July Camping with kids.
    1. Roscommon
      1. Sleeping Bear 
      2. Wilderness State Park? Maybe rent a cabin?
      3. Fishing and Canoeing
  2. 4-5 day trip over a weekend
    1. New England trip (estimated 5 days)
    2. Smokin' Smokies (Maybe with your work homies? Bet that toy hauler could make the ramp at bobarosas. If not, catch up with Richie/stay in boone?)
    3. Merely good lake loop: Erie & Ontario (looking for any timetable reference)
      1. Need Passport
    4. Lake Michigan loop (no Ferry, if we are taking 4-5 days for this we do the whole loop)
    5. Copper Harbor
    6. Unknown destination
  3. 2-3 Day ride
    1. Barbers Vintage Festival?
    2. Indiana
    3. West Virginia
    4. Pennsylvania(if we don't hit New England)
    5. Wisconsin (if we don't do the Michigan loop)
    6. Ohio/Kentucky Camping and fishing?
*Update 01/03/17: Pending trips per phone conversation today. Will make Individual posts for each trip.