Happy New Year to everyone out there, especially those that I know that I haven’t had a chance to see yet in 2015! I hope the coming 12 months bring fun, laughter, and joy to you in everything you do throughout the year. I’m still doing the 1 Second Everything thing, so here is the […]
For eight years now (see here or here or here or here or here), Richie, Robert, and I have been doing this thing where we meet at the Mississippi River cobblestones at dawn during a Saturday in the fall and walk until nearly sunset, seeing a good chunk of Memphis at a relaxed pace through out […]
Scott and Lia spent a couple of days with us in Memphis last week. We explored the Mud Island River Park and Ornamental Metal Museum, ate Top’s beef brisket from a styrofoam cup, chased after Sadie holding a tennis ball, paddled plastic animals around a symbolic Gulf of Mexico, listened to Lia recite pi to […]
Yes, I’m still doing that 1-Second Everyday thing. I’ve now been going for over a year. Here are my seconds from July 1 to September 30th, 2014.
After a night out in Hot Springs at the brewhouse and possibly crashing a wedding party at the Arlington, we enjoyed an evening at the Alpine Inn and some pancakes downtown.
On Friday, Wisch, Dave, Turner, Elizabeth, and I rode mostly curvy 2-lane highways to the Ozark National Forest and the Haw Creek Falls. There was more riding and less picture taking, but here are a few shots from the trip.
I went riding on Labor Day with Dave, Snake, and Chris from Memphis, down to Marianna, through the St. Francis National Forest, into Helena, across the Mississippi River, up through Arkabutla, then through Walls, and back into Memphis. 3 states, 7 hours, 2 bridges over the Mississippi River, and 1 great ride.
Sadie is about 14 weeks old in these pics.
Thanks to the Parkers for another wonderful lakehouse weekend! Cool July weather, good friends, and a beautiful sunset. What more could you want?
Katherine and Sadie, the 9.5 week old Border Collie.
We got a new family member yesterday: Sadie (the Lady)! She is a beautiful 7-week old border collie.
Today, we started out at the Picasso Museum. In some ways, this has been a very Picasso-infused trip. From the 1890s as a boy through his death in 1973, he did his best work along the stretch of sea we’ve been experiencing the past few weeks. The Picasso Museum in Antibes explored his later work, […]
We started our first day in Barcelona at the must-see site for most of the 17 million visitors that visit the city every year, and as all of the other museums are closed on Monday, about half of that number descended on the Gaudi-designed masterpiece Sagrada Familia with us. The church really is amazing and […]
Katherine and I just made it into the apartment in Barcelona, and this is the view from our window. This is a famous market but is under renovation this year. Many thanks to Laura, Antonio, Guisey, Toy, Chicho, and Antonella for hosting us and putting up with all of our questions (in English, no less!) […]
Katherine, Laura, Antonio, Chicho, Toy, and I rented a boat today for a look around some of the other Aolian Islands. We visited Lipari and Volcano, as well as stay off of the coast of Salina, where Chicho and Toy caught our dinner. What a wonderful day!
For a change of pace, Katherine, Antonio, and I took the ferry over to Panarea, a nearby island to Salina. We walked around, got some sun, ate a granita, hung out a a beach, and viewed an archeological site. Panarea is a beautiful place, much smaller than Salina.
We are having a great time catching up with friends in Salina. A lot of relaxing going on here. Laura organized a tour of a local winery, which was very interesting. They also produce capers, using this machine. Otherwise, it has been a lot of sun, sand, cooking, eating, drinking, and just chilling. Just what […]
Made it to Salina! First, a crazy Ryanair flight from Marseille to Catania (Sicily), then a wonderful lunch and car ride to Milazzo (thank you, Guisy!), and then a ferry ride to Salina, where we were greeted by Laura, Antonio, and the gang. Perfect!