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North America » United States » Kansas » Kansas City June 10th 2014

My luck is still holding, the first museum I went to, The Corn Cob Pipe Museum was closed. Yes, not only is there a Corn Cob Pipe Museum, But I did try to go there. It wasn't a big deal that the Pipe Museum was closed, it was along the way to my next stop, Auto World Museum. Auto World is a cool little Museum with about 80 automobiles ranging from 1903 through 1987. The cars were originally the private collection of Bill Backer the owner of a local potato chip company who eventually decided to share his collection with the public. Somehow when I visit these museums there is always some connection to home. This 1932 Franklin was built in Syracuse, NY. After Auto World it was a short dri... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Kansas City December 2nd 2011

The holidays always bring a flurry of activity to Kansas City. The colder weather does not seem to slow anyone down as they journey to The Plaza to witness the annual Christmas lights being turned on, or the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas tree. There are theatrical shows, such as “A Spectacular Christmas Concert” and “The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge.” On Friday, November 25, The Mayor’s Christmas Tree was lit up by R &... read more
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North America » United States » Kansas » Kansas City June 18th 2011

18 JUNE 2011 -- Well my 1st trunk's time was up. When the lid broke I knew I needed a new trunk, I had been kind of looking for one because my Nolan103 helmet that I bought this year would not fit in this trunk. The trunk was too short, I needed a taller trunk. The helmet is 11 inches tall. The trunk lasted me a good 3 years and I got more than my monies worth out of it. Anyway I searched and searched and finally settled on this trunk from ebay vendor Halfpricetrade. The trunk was $88 with $25 shipping and handling charges. Here is the text from the ebay auction: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Extra Large Motorcycle Trunk Honda yamaha harley 250 This is one of the largest motorcycle trunk in the market. The outer dimension ... read more
The bottom of the New Trunk
Marking the mounting holes in the bracket.
Mounting Plate bolted to the Bracket.

North America » United States » Kansas » Kansas City December 21st 2010

After going to sleep shortly after 1am, I was woken up at 2.30am to view the full lunar eclipse. All 5 of us and our new friend Jamie from Couch surfers were all standing outside viewing the orange tinted moon with binoculars. Shortly after watching the eclipse, we all went back downstairs and slept. At 7.30am we woke up, showered and changed. Jamie made us all pancakes with pancake syrup, berry sauces and honey. The breakfast was really good, since the previous day we had missed the opportunity for all you can eat pancakes for 99c. We spoke with Jamie and his family for a couple of hours before packing up and leaving. It was a great experience meeting new people and staying at their house, and the people were really hospitable. We left Omaha and ... read more
On the way to Iowa
Passing St Joseph
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North America » United States » Kansas » Kansas City July 22nd 2010

Hei hei! Ja da kom jeg meg over! Sikkerhetsspørsmålene begynte spørres ved innsjekkingen og tok ikke slutt før jeg landet i Kansas! Ingen som skal beskylde vaktene for å ikke gjøre en grundig jobb iallefall! Hadde store planer om å sove på flyet siden jeg sov så lite natta før men det fungerte ikke helt. Vedsiden av meg satt det en norsk gresk-canadier (ja du leste rett) og prata i vei, før han insisterte på å spandere drinker på meg siden jobben tydeligvis betalte omtrent alt.jadda.. Ble invitert på date og alt mulig rart heh! Tror jeg sov en time på nesten en 9 timers flytur og det var kun fordi sjampisen slo meg ut:p han og kollegaene skulle videre og bra var det så jeg ikke rota meg bort. Newark er ikke gruelig fælt å ... read more
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North America » United States » Kansas » Kansas City June 26th 2010

This morning Mike helped Shelby repair his rock guard that decided to come loose from one side coming around St. Louis during rush hour the day before. It was great to have a place that had everything needed and Mike there to take charge of the task of replacing the rockguard. Later that day we were invited to join in a family pool party and cookout at Rhonda's cousins house. Gary and Sherry have a beautiful place about a mile down the road from Rhonda and Mike. They have a definite country/western decorating style that impressed us all. We loved the out buildings, and the pool cabana that they designed and built themselves. Gary hardly had time to enjoy the day as you will see when I list the food he prepared for the cookout. ... read more
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North America » United States » Kansas » Kansas City June 10th 2010

Made it to Kansas! Starting the 'blog' now. Just to catch up, I left CT last Wednesday afternoon, made it to Miami on Friday. I spent a wonderful weekend in Miami with my Amie and then headed to Kansas City on Sunday. Finally made it here this afternoon. Just going to get some final things ready and spend time with my sister and her family before I leave for Mexico, most likely on Sunday.... read more
Florida!
Me and Amie
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North America » United States » Kansas » Kansas City March 22nd 2010

Just in case you didn't get the e-mail. Here is a URL to some videos: http://www.perceptionfunding.org/Perceptionfunding/Haiti_Relief_Blog/Entries/2010/3/15_Haiti_Relief_Videos.html... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Kansas City March 3rd 2010

As many of you know, I just spent the last week volunteering at a hospital in Port-au-Prince (PAP), Haiti. Actually, I was in Petionville which is basically just a suburb of PAP. Just now I found the website for the hospital (http://www.haitihosp.org/lHopital_de_la_Communaute_Haitienne/Home.html) and became a fan on Facebook. Feel free to check both out if you want. As for my experience, I am still digesting most of what I saw, smelled, heard, and felt. The destruction in Petionville was relatively scarce compared with the utter devastation in downtown PAP. When we drove through downtown last Saturday we passed by blocks and blocks of crumbled, flattened, and teetering buildings. There were vast stretches where literally every building was affected and nobody was inside. After seeing that, I began to understand why even our ICU patients moved their ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Kansas City December 25th 2009

Since my previous Xmas letters are posted in the blog I thought I would post this one too. 2009 Seasons Greetings. I hope this letter finds you well. Seems like it was not that long ago that I was writing last years Xmas letter, but here I am again. I have had a pretty full year. I took advantage of being able to pay someone else to do my job at the American Legion and took 3 trips this year. Early April I was suffering from the cold weather so headed south to ride the Natchez Trace from its beginning at Natchez, LA to its end at Nashville, TN. It’s a National Parkway, 444 miles without a stoplight, stop sign or yield sign. All along the route there were great bits of preserved history. I had ... read more




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