Saturday, February 20, 2021

Bighorn Sheep Encounters


 Lynn and I are out for the winter. We pulled in to Palo Duro Canyon just southeast of Amarillo, TX. 

While cruising around the singletrack I jumped 3-4 Barbary Bighorn Sheep. They were introduced here back in 1957 and the numbers have grown to the point of conducting a hunting season on them. 


A few days later we were in Death Valley and we drove up on a Desert Bighorn


Not to be outdone I guess, while riding just south of Las Vegas near Boulder, I came across a 3rd Bighorn.




Monday, November 16, 2020

It's been awhile!!! Sorry. Lynn and I got very busy after retirement, but with FaceBook it seemed like that was the tool to use to stay in touch with folks. So, why am I updating now? Well, funny you should ask. I started a new blog, called THE ORGAN TRAIL.



The new blog/webpage is a result from meeting a person last winter in Louisiana and I ending up donating a kidney to him.....kinda. He does get a kidney which will take him off of dialysis, but my kidney actually went to person in New York, another complete stranger.

Hugh, from Louisiana.



The whole story is in the blog/webpage and on Facebook as well. 
To the point, I have a few huge bike rides in the works revolved around kidney donations. Stay Tuned.
This was the start, from my house in Plover, WI to Madison, WI a week before my donation surgery.

My Surgeon took a pic of my kidney before sending it on it's way to NY.

One of the number of times I gave blood.


The ride to Madison. 150 miles in 2 days.







Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Ireland, 2018

Nice month traveling the Island. Music, views, food, drink and the company of Lynn for a month straight, just us.

DIL Helen's Aunt Kitty. She's a Nun that lives north of Dublin. Helped us out with some logistics.
 Our rental car. Lynn scored big....smallest car available (thank goodness, small came in real handy at times) and stick shift. $10 a day. Great MPG.





 Devil's Causeway








 Turf fire and basket.





 Turf cutting



Normal width roads


Place where I got sized and waistcoat came from. Only thing I didn't get to see/do is the sheep the wool came from but was suggested that could be arranged as well.




















Helen's nieces.














Lake in the shape of a pour of Guinness.

 Glendalough

















 One of my random bike trips into the country




 Kilkenny. Fire broke out the morning we left.






 Cliffs of Moher.



 Random bay sunset

















 Cliffs of Moher from water level



 the Burren





 just a random cow pasture, with an ancient ruins in it.....




 Kilmainham Jail, Dublin
 where the Brits lined up and killed the Irish freedom fighters for the 1916 Easter uprising