At the UP Exhibit, Cody Park NE

Big Road Trip Day Two – North Platte…Post 1 of 3

So, we really didn’t know a whole lot about North Platte when we arrived.  We hit a local Arby’s for breakfast (wow, Arby’s has breakfast now, very cool stuff) and set out for a couple cool things to see before we headed West. North Platte did not disappoint. Stop 1 – Cody Park (and the Union Pacific Exhibit). Did I mention Union Pacific?  Exactly, that means Trains!  This was a…

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Mound City!

Big Road Trip Day One – Liberty to North Platte…

OK, so we got something of a late start (which was still better than leaving Saturday), so immediately started deviating from “the plan“…lol.  We scrapped Kansas and headed for Nebraska. That means new state #1 was Iowa.  Nice. Iowa was mainly memorable for a “shoe incident”.  Everything was going really well until I hopped out of the Urban Assault Edge Vehicle to snap the above shot with the Tablet…sigh. Needless…

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Saturday in Richmond…

So Doug and Debbie had to go to a wedding…Meri Jane and I decided to go for a little drive in search of Sauer’s and Scott’s barbeque sauces. That quest is half-successful as of now.  It somehow metastasized into a tour of RVA microbreweries (Thanks, Wendy!) First stop…Ardent Craft Ales (3200 w. Leigh Street).  Wow.  Currently featuring a Saison, IPA, American Mild Ale and a Honey Ginger Ale that is…

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Hanging out in Richmond…

After meeting with EDI Partners, Meri Jane and I had a little time to kill in Richmond. We had the pleasure of running into my uncle over at Uptown Neon (2629 W. Cary Street) who gave an impromptu glass bending and pumping lesson. What a great place to tour and visit. Doug has been collecting for years. Many of these pieces are collected, many were created by my Uncle. All,…

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Houston Astros vs. Philadelphia Philles, August 7, 2014

My stepson was in Columbia, MD this week visiting us (he’s entering his junior year at Mizzou in, ironically, Columbia, MO).  More than anything while he was out here on the East Coast, he wanted to hit a stadium he’d never been to…luckily, the Phillies were at home (against the “American League Houston Astros” – I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to that one). I lived in the City of Brotherly…

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So, we’re taking a little drive in September…(Update 02)

Edit:  This has matured from “thinking about” to “active planning”!  Let us know if you’d like to grab a beverage or share a meal, friends in the upper Midwest and Rockies. It’s looking like we’re going to be departing on September 5th or 6th… The car has been rented.  We just need to get from Columbia, Maryland back home this week and I need to grab a new camera…and then…

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Today’s Project: 8½ Pounds of Awesome…

This pork shoulder has been hanging out in my oven between 275-290F all day…:) I basically take some apple cider vinegar and throw in some crushed red pepper, garlic salt, onion salt, sea salt, black pepper, white pepper (if I had any here), and a little Splenda.  I poked some holes in the top of the bottle and just shake it on. If only I had some Scott’s BBQ Sauce…sigh….

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