Friday, July 24, 2009

Almost time

We are heading out to San Antonio tonight to visit my mother in law. She has yet to see baby Brooke. We’ll spend the night there and do some shopping (Yea lots of fun for me). Then that evening we’ll head back home, swing by and pick-up one of my daughters’ friends. Then we head out in the morning about 6:00am for Panama City, Fl. If of course I can get everyone up.

In Lafayette, La. we’ll have to stop at the only Harley store that’s open on Sunday all the way to Florida. Grab a T-shirt or two and keep on cruising. I don’t have any plans once we get o Fl. Guess we will just get some much needed R&R. Money will only allow a four night stay and we will be back home on Thursday night.

Have a good week I know I will!!!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Quote of the day:

Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Republic Of Texas Rally (ROT)

Where do I begin? This was to be my first BIG rally. I have been planning this since last year’s rally. The pep’s I ride with have been going for 10+ yrs and tell me all about it. So last year I decided I was going no matter what. The plans changes so much I couldn’t keep track. From only having one friend go with me and splitting a room, to my wife going then not going to no one going but me. Finally the last week everything came together and I rode my bike with 1 other couple to the rally on Friday morning. Flash followed us in our car, the doc said not to ride. There was no stopping her, not 1 week out of surgery and she was ready to go. Once we got there she parked the car and road with me.

The ride there was uneventful; we saw more bikes heading away from Austin then going. Kinda strange. We got checked into the Hotel after making one wrong turn that took us 5 mile out of way. Then we headed straight to the rally. The lines were short when checking in. So I was starting to think that it wasn’t going to be a good rally.

We strolled around the grounds and visited a lot of venders. Watched midget wrestling it was boring so we left to get something to eat and shower. This rally should be called Hotter than Hell. Once everyone was ready we headed back to the fairgrounds for the night time activities. I had purchased a new camera and had an itchy finger. A lot of the bikers ride in a parade to downtown Austin then party on Sixth Street. We decided not to ride in the parade because of all the stop and go (mostly stopping) and the heat not so good on the bikes.
One of our pre-trip preparations was to freeze a case of bottle water then load some beer. Thinking the water would keep the beer cold and if anyone wanted water they could grab a bottle let it sit for five minutes and have some ice cold water. No problem there except it was so blazing hot I never drank a beer and ran out of water. WTF.

I also had purchased a new Canon Rebel EOS XS. This is a good camera, some high lights are 10.1megapixels these are true megapixels not your standard $150.00 cameras are rated at, 3.0 fps continuous shooting and burst rate up to 514 Large JPEGs (until memory card is full) my favorite feature, 18-55mm detachable zoom lens. I had some problems with the built on flash on Friday night, basically it couldn’t keep up with the 3 fps. So on Saturday morning I could be found at the nearest Best Buy purchasing a add-on flash. This truly worked out prefect for Sat. night.

I don’t know if I can post the pictures here or not so I posted them at

Stop by and take a look, if you like that sort of stuff. Lol. You will have to ask to be friends and turn safe search off. Flickr is free. Did I mention I got 2000+ pictures!!!!!! Enjoy!!!!

I have also upgraded my camera to the Canon T1i basically it is the same camera with 15.1megapixels. Just wating for the next rally.