Europe – Day 11 – February 4th, 2018: Antwerp, Belgium to Amsterdam, The Netherlands


We got some pretty good rest last night and headed out around 9. When we got to the station it was right on time to catch our first train of the day to go to Amsterdam, and to finish the trip a train change in Rotterdam. We saw a couple of classic windmills yesterday as … Continue reading Europe – Day 11 – February 4th, 2018: Antwerp, Belgium to Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Europe – Day 8 – February 1st, 2018: Brussels, Belgium to Luxembourg


Our hotel was in a central area near downtown so the train stops were not very far apart for where we wanted to go. The area we were in was very interesting to see in the daylight. Most of the buildings were not what I expected - modern and minimalist. Function over form. We cut … Continue reading Europe – Day 8 – February 1st, 2018: Brussels, Belgium to Luxembourg

Europe – Day 5 – January 29th, 2018: London, England


Cheers from our next stop...London! We flew into London and arrived around noon or so. Not as early as we wanted and the plane boarding and leaving late was unacceptable. We flew easyJet and they were pretty disorganized. Flight attendants were nice but the gate people just were not Fortunately, this was our last flight … Continue reading Europe – Day 5 – January 29th, 2018: London, England

Europe – Day 4 – January 28th, 2018: Edinburgh, Scotland


We got some really good sleep last night (8 hours!) in Dublin. We both missed out on a couple of things we wanted to see but we had to have some downtime to get over walking an average of six miles a day on hard pavement. The exercise is great but pavement is not a … Continue reading Europe – Day 4 – January 28th, 2018: Edinburgh, Scotland

August 3rd, 2017


Today I started moving stuff into my apartment. I got cut short on time a little bit because of the heat. I also had to take my truck in to get some brake work done on it. Grinding seems to have developed in the last few days and that's never a good $ign. I also … Continue reading August 3rd, 2017

9lbs. 15 oz.


Well, the newest addition to the family has finally arrived! Rowan is her name. And yes, you read that weight right in the title. Just one ounce shy of 10 pounds. After sleeping two hours or so last night during my travels and struggling to stay awake all day that was a much-needed jolt to … Continue reading 9lbs. 15 oz.

More Words of Wisdom


Somebody recently sent me an e-mail with an attachment about "22 Habits of Happy People" that I thought was worth passing along. I looked through these, and I make use of many of these habits listed. Many of these things I actually used to help me get through the challenges I faced last year with … Continue reading More Words of Wisdom