Airstream Service – May 2023

Another notch in the belt of spending our kids’ inheritance… we recently arrived for the coveted Airstream service appointment at the Airstream factory in Jackson Center, OH.  I delight in explaining to people that over the years we have almost single handedly paid for their new manufacturing facilities. And as you might expect, this place… Read More Airstream Service – May 2023

Child Unit 2 Marries! – Nov 2022

Yesseree!  Child Unit 2 (you may know him as Drew) has gotten hitched!  Drew met Rachel Bolin, his betrothed, at a conference several years ago and pretty much they became a thing. First things first, for this post you don’t need to be Ansel Adams or Annie Leibovitz to figure out who took which photos,… Read More Child Unit 2 Marries! – Nov 2022

Carnivore Tour – Apr 2021

If you are vegan, please stop reading now.  You won’t find anything I say or do even slightly amusing or entertaining.  You’ll just get the same feeling my wife feels about me. Many years back during a multi-city, multi-day marketing event, a colleague and good friend who shall remain nameless (Brian Giuffrida) nicknamed our marketing… Read More Carnivore Tour – Apr 2021

5 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2019

It doesn’t seem possible, but at the end of this month (technically a month later for Karen) we will have been retired for 5 years!  What the hell have we done? Retirement, for those uninitiated, is when you shovel your driveway down to bare pavement two hours after a major storm.  Being anal retentive helps. Retirement is… Read More 5 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2019

Child Unit 2 Graduates! – Apr 2017

In the scheme of things, luck was the least significant contributor. Child Unit 2, otherwise known as our son Drew, just graduated Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering! He chose to stretch himself, put himself into a completely foreign environment over 1,100 miles away from home, in… Read More Child Unit 2 Graduates! – Apr 2017

National Park Service 100th Anniversary – Aug 2016

The National Park Service was created this month in 1916, one hundred years ago, “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”, and… Read More National Park Service 100th Anniversary – Aug 2016

Heading to Sioux City – July 2015

ROBERTS PARTY OF 4 TO SIOUX CITY! (Harken back to the iconic Hilltop Restaurant on Route 1 in Saugus, MA). The Roberts family is about to head to the real Sioux City in Iowa to participate in RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa), starting next weekend. RAGBRAI, with 8,500 participants, starts in Sioux… Read More Heading to Sioux City – July 2015