Alaska

Rock n Roller 16: Six Flags over Texas and Jerry’s World

As I continued to drive south through Arkansas and into Texas I had to make a stop for gas at Texarkana. It is just another tourist trap along the maze of highways that we would be on this summer covering more than 7000 miles and more than half of the states in the country. My day will end at Jerry’s …

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Rock n Roller 16: Austin and My Michele

It has been almost a week and I have missed my traveling partner and coaster buddy, Michele. We parted ways over a thousand miles ago when I dropped her off at the airport in Chicago and I headed south. Along the way I visited family in Kentucky, ate BBQ in Memphis, rode roller coasters in Texas and stayed in a …

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Rock n Roller 16: Home of the Blues

As I headed south through Tennessee I had my sights set on a little town called Memphis, you know the one–the home of the blues, Graceland, bar-b-que and the largest Bass Pro Shop in the world that is built like a pyramid. Let that sink in for a second. America in all of our consumerism glory thinks it okay to …

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Midlife in College: Internship Presentation

Here is a slideshow of my internship exit presentation. This is a video of our winter multi-sport expedition. It was created by one of the team members who is also a journalism student at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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Psymon

I can not believe it I am a grandpa. First it was midlife crisis that forced me into college at 42 and instead of that fancy red Corvette but, yes it is true, my son Tyler is a daddy and I am a grandpa. I think I want to be called Gee, you know the sled dog term to turn …

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Hawaii 2017

Michele and I visited the Big Island of Hawaii this March-April for the first time. This is our third time to Hawaii and each island has its our character and charm.

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Hope

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What a fitting quote for today’s exercise. As we in America celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday we are asked about hope. Today’s Daily Post topic: Questions about hope. I took a little different spin on it and detailed what hope means to me. It is …

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Rock n Roller 16: Dorney Park and Kennywood

It was just a couple hour drive from New Jersey to our next stop on the tour, Dorney Park. This park was part of the Cedar Faire family along with Cedar Point and a later park on the tour, Kings Island so it was added late in the planning stages when we decided to get a season pass. Remember, when …

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Trip to the Top of the World

Last July Michele and I jumped in the FJ and headed North. Our goal was to tip our toes in the Arctic Ocean in Deadhorse, Alaska. I had written a post about this before but somehow it was deleted so here is a group of photos from our travels. It was a trip that we will never forget! We visited …

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Rolex Explorer 2

In January my wife allowed me to do something that I have wanted to do my whole life. I bought a Rolex. An Explorer 2 to be exact. Look at this way, I am middle age and I could have bought a corvette or something. Instead I bought a watch that will become an heirloom in my family, one that …

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