It’s Sunday, so I’m Doing a Post About Our Puppies!

September 17, 2017

Sunday is now Puppy Day! I really have a ton of puppy pix in my queue – no better time than today.  Please meet our three adorable rescue pups.  We’re not entirely sure what breed any of them are, although we’re pretty sure that all three have some Chihuahua in them…lol This is Star. She was the second to join our little pack.  She’s definitely part Dachshund as well. Here’s…

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A Cute Little Story About #Leadership (h/t @RockRunBrewery) #Liberty #KCMO

Time spent at Rock and Run Brewery
September 9, 2017

What a Beautiful Day! It was awesome to help my friend Chris Harris out today and get some pictures of his Walking Tour of Downtown Liberty (presented by the City of Liberty – Jeanine Thill, Community Development Manager).  I am still processing the film (cough) but should have some pictures out of that event soon on my wife’s website, Virtually Liberty.  I was able to throw together a quick GIF…

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What cool stuff did you find today?

September 8, 2017

The Pleasant Valley I had to get out of the house for a little while this morning so did a little wandering.  First, I stumbled onto my new barber (I should say stylist).  On the way to the 35 Freeway here in Liberty, you have to pass through a nice little community known as Pleasant Valley.  This section of road has been torn up for a while – I always…

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Cloudy, but still amazing – #Eclipse2017 / #SolarEclipse2017 – View from Totality

August 21, 2017

So, I managed to get a couple decent pix. This morning I was convinced I was doomed, but honestly, things came out OK.  There were scattered clouds during the actual event, but nothing like my first steps outside around 10:00am… As we crept closer and closer to totality, I could see that being within the umbra was going to mean some big changes visually…lol  The temperature dropped a solid dozen…

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You have to check out Muddy Hands, an Awesome New Pottery Experience near Lakeland – #BigRoadTrip2016

Muddy Hands Pottery & Art, Mulberry/Lakeland, FL - #BigRoadTrip2016 - Debbie Thatcher
November 12, 2016

One of the awesome parts of #BigRoadTrip2016 is being able to run into some family members and close friends along the way. Day 7…Mulberry, Florida We spent the night plugged into our friends Deb & Tony’s kids’ playhouse which had power and an awesome 30A breaker…lol. As we bid farewell, we were able to swing into the center of town and check out Deb’s new pottery studio – Muddy Hands….

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Whew…#BigRoadTrip2016 Day 17 – Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum #CO #Photography #Aviation

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum - 11/11/2016 #BigRoadTrip2016
November 12, 2016

Uh…where did Rob go? I have been a little out of it for a few days and am quite a bit behind in posting…my apologies.  After 4000 miles in two weeks, we’re certainly happy this is the less driving-intensive half of the #BigRoadTrip2016.  I had some sort of back spasm that had me laid out for a few days, but the Doctors at the urgent care we hit here in Pueblo…

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Night 06 – Halloween 2016 in Mulberry, Florida…#BigRoadTrip2016 Exclusive

Debbie's Horses, Mulberry FL, #BigRoadTrip2016
November 6, 2016

More Florida Fun After a few nights with my folks in Jacksonville, we headed Southwest towards Tampa.  Meri Jane’s god-daughter Tiffany (and her mom Debbie) live in a charming little area South of Lakeland called Mulberry.  Debbie’s husband Tony has an auto repair shop, Debbie runs a delightful new pottery studio called Muddy Hands in the center of town (more on that including a ton of pix tomorrow…:). MJ was…

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From West Memphis to Jacksonville…#BigRoadTrip2016 Days Three and Four [Driving Days]

The Drive from Arkansas to Florida - #BigRoadTrip2016
November 3, 2016

Three Down, Over Thirty To Go Day Three of #BigRoadTrip2016 started off in Arkansas – at the Tom Sawyer RV Park in West Memphis, AR. If you missed Day 2, check here: https://akula51.net/2016/10/28/from-columbia-to-west-memphis-bigroadtrip2016-day-two-a-driving-day/ This is a great park with very reasonable rates located right on the river in between West Memphis and Memphis.  There’s a treehouse on the property, and you get to watch all of the riverine tugboat/barge activity…very…

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Jacksonville, FL…#BigRoadTrip2016 Days Five and Six [Parents and Beach]

Nacho on the Beach at Malacompra Park - #BigRoadTrip2016
November 3, 2016

Wow, we finally made Jacksonville…lol. If you missed the drive yesterday – there were some great pix as always…:) https://akula51.net/2016/11/03/from-west-memphis-to-jacksonvillebigroadtrip2016-days-three-and-four-driving-days/ It dawned on us that instead of sitting there and running the generator, we can actually attach to peoples’ houses and suck their power like a vampire on wheels.  That’s really cool stuff.  This RV lifestyle is pretty bad ass…lol  This was our first “major destination” – my parents who…

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So, Where Should #BigRoadTrip2016 Part Deux [8 November – 24 November] take us?

Chloe, Star and Nacho showing off their new Harnesses - #BigRoadTrip2016
October 28, 2016

First, a word from our fictitious sponsor. All our dogs want is Earth to stop moving What the hell, might as well have a poll. I’m getting ready to do today’s post on our movement from West Memphis, Arkansas through Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama into Florida. We really didn’t do too terribly much other than hurtle down the road again today, but I snapped a few pictures and we did…

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