Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The '53 is up for sale. Need to sell it to buy a truck that won't kill me, and to free up funds to finish the '63 Pan.
I hope a 23 year old kid with skinny jeans, a floppy haircut, and a fat insurance check doesn't end up with it. Unless he's the type of kid who enjoys working on bikes more than riding them. Then it'd be cool.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Song's good too. It's hard not to like Waylon Jennings, and although I'm not a big Hank Jr. fan, I do respect his place in the game. He could have just kept on doing what his daddy did (which was very, very good) but he headed his own direction; occasionally for better, but most often for worse. Still, he did it his way.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
We had a really fun 4th of July weekend up in the mountains with friends and their little ones. Most of our time was spent relaxing at the pool. The kids had a blast in the water, as did the adults.
Jake taught the girls about photosynthesis.
The young lady hunted for trolls, gnomes, fairies, and other manner of things that could live in a forest by a river.
The big guy had a blast exploring, playing soccer, roasting marshmallows, and swimming. He's part fish.
Hooray for the 4th of July!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
On Saturday I rode the Panhead a couple of hours south to photograph a car show I have to write a story on. I had little, if any interest in going to it, but money talks. Really, I just wanted to relax at home and hang out with the wife and kiddos.
The ride was good, but it was solo. I got there, took pictures, said hello to friends, and promptly got back on the bike and headed home. Seven hours in total - four on the '53, two at the show, and one spent in ten minute increments at numerous gas stops.
Sunday was more relaxing, which was much needed. Some friends invited us out for the day on their boat.
The kids had a great time.
We cruised by Gas Works park and under many bridges. We saw lots of amazing homes on the shore of Lake Washington, and probably ate and drank a little too much.
We saw lots of float planes taking off and landing against a beautiful city backdrop too.
What a beautiful day. Thanks Jon, Torin, Erik, and Stefan.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The barrista at my out-of-office office (coffee shop) has this cranked to 11 right now, and there are literally people dancing. Dancing in a coffee shop in the middle of the day. Partying for four minutes.
I gotta' give it up to the girl, she's influenced a good share of my musical taste lately and has made me realize that all chick musicians don't have to make, well, girl music.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Pic. of the '53 in its last incarnation. It's quite different now. More go, less show. Took it out this a.m. and ruined some pants. Overfilled the oil tank and popped the plug. Waist down 6o weight oil sauna. They should offer that at the local spas for $145, it's very relaxing.
Pic. by Good Luck Gary
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Over the Holiday weekend we got out of town and went to Mt. Rainier, courteousy of the parent-in-laws. They're very nice. This amazing waterfall was about 1/4 of a mile from our back door. As you hiked the trail down to it, the air became denser, cooler, and unbelievably crisp and clean. It smelled the way air is supposed to smell. I sat by the waterfall for quite a while, drank some water, and took some pictures. The water came from melted snowpac and tasted as good (if not better) than the air smelled. I used it to make coffee one morning, and that was good coffee.
The big guy figured out how to swim without floaties. Between the pool, the hot tub, the woods, and having a handful of kids to play with, he was about as happy as a six year old could be.
The girls had a blast and were happy too.
This dog could play soccer. He was good and I could tell he was also happy. If I was a dog I'd want to live in the country.
Each night ended with a big campfire put on by the staff with s'mores, soda, wine, and beer. people really enjoyed themselves. I'd like to spend more time with my family in the mountains. I think I will.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
I would like to pick this garage up and set it down next to the river that runs through Winthrop, Washington. The large door would face the river and overlook the mountains.
Inside- One candle chandelier, 25 candles, two LazyBoys, one cooler full of Virgil's Root Beer, five bags of lump charcoal, one box of matches, one stack of old newspapers, one large metal spatula, one set of metal tongs, one large wire brush, one coffee can with holes to start charcoal, nothing else.
Outside- one charcoal grill, two Adirondack chairs.