Land-locked during the last half of 2015 and unable to get out paddling on the Chattahoochee River, the time did offer me additional chances to hike the many trails along the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA). The CRNRA is a tremendous resource with (I would guess) hundreds of miles of hiking trails, bike paths… Read More Chattahoochee River – 2015
Hope you all enjoy safe and happy holidays no matter what you may be celebrating! Rosie will be celebrating Santa going back into his RV.
I guess the first thing I should say about the Kingsized Holiday Jubilee with Kingsized and the Dames Aflame is that it is held in the Little Five Points (L5P) area of Atlanta. Brought to our attention by our friends Lucius and Danielle, think of this show as a family friendly Christmas pageant with a… Read More Kingsized Holiday Jubilee – Dec 2015
On a walk in the woods, I captured some of the muted colors and textures of late fall. These photos are taken from the banks of the Chattahoochee River a wee bit north and west of Atlanta. Hardly the vibrant fall foliage of New England or the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, nonetheless these subtle colors… Read More The Other Colors of Fall – Dec 2015
We have so much to be thankful for, starting with a great family, good health, fabulous friends… the list goes on and on… We celebrated Thanksgiving at home and the best part was that the kids were both home. Hoping your day was even half as nice as ours!
Not A Night at the Roxbury – this was A Night at the Fox in Atlanta, GA to see Joe Bonamassa. OMG! We were maybe 15 or 20 rows back from stage and this guy (and his band) ROCKED! If you are not familiar, Joe Bonamassa is a blues guitarist extraordinaire, as you might guess… Read More OMG Joe Bonamassa – Nov 2015
Ixnay Hunting Island – on to Little Talbot Island SP near Fernandino Beach, FL. Five days previously the Little Talbot area had received 9 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. If you look at the picture of the dock in one of the pictures, we were told that as a result of the rain,… Read More Little Talbot Island – Nov 2015
The Cumberland Plateau, located on the western side of the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee is a little slice of heaven. This week I had the opportunity while doing some year-end cleanup at the Airstream Park to explore the area. Sitting at around 2,000 feet elevation, the plateau is a lush area with a lot of… Read More Cumberland Plateau – Nov 2015
As you may have expected, we have taken certain liberties with the celebration of Halloween. This year the theme was “FarmersOnly.com”, and we had farmers (Vern, Earl and Cyrus D. Hay to pose with), animals (Rosie and Lucy helped to fill out the livestock pen) and an active interest from zombies and other characters to… Read More Halloween – Oct. 2015
It has happened again – a truly magnificent weekend in the north Georgia mountains with Airstreams, vintage trailers and really cool people! Every year for the past 10++ years Alan and Shannon have organized a meet-up of like-minded folks who enjoy good company, breaking bread, and sharing their love for Airstreams and other really cool… Read More Falluminum – Oct 2015
Fashionista alert! In one of those rare confluences of dead and undead, zombies made an appearance last evening. Just when you thought it was safe to go back out on the streets, it appears we may have jumped the gun, so to speak. A veritable wave of zombies appeared in Marietta Square. In actuality, the… Read More Zombie Apocalypse – Oct 2015
Nestled between railroad yards, tattoo parlors, bars and Atlanta city life sits the Oakland Cemetery. Founded in 1850 by the City of Atlanta, it originally started as a 6-acre cemetery but with the growth of the city and the need to bury over 7,000 Civil War soldiers, the city soon expanded it to a 48-acre… Read More Oakland Cemetery – Oct 2015
Getting psyched for this year’s upcoming Halloween! I gathered a few pictures from past Halloween activities… Can’t wait to see who and what shows up this year!
After a weekend at home with dear friends John and Jo, we decided to hit the road, visit the Asheville, NC area, see my brother and his wife, and just generally chill. Mission accomplished. If you have never visited Asheville, it is one of the most eclectic, inclusive, and interesting communities I know of. Nestled… Read More Asheville, NC – Oct 2015
Having been inactive and gained 15 pounds since tearing my rotator cuff back in June, I decided today was the day to change my life around. Donning running shorts, a tee shirt and (aptly named by my neighbor) clown shoes, I took off for a 5 mile run on what has previously been my standard… Read More Clown Shoes – Sept 2015
Needing to bring our Airstream in for service at the Airstream “mother ship” in Jackson Center, OH and pulling into the Terraport (campsites at the factory), who greets me but friends Terry, Annie and Joe! We open a cold beer, set up Thor – Cauldron of Death for a campfire, and relax. And, we met… Read More A Week in Ohio – Sept 2015
We decided to check out the TELLUS Science Museum, up the road in Cartersville, GA yesterday. Pretty cool! Named after the Roman Goddess of Earth, the TELLUS Museum displays four galleries: the Weinman Mineral Gallery, the Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and My Big Backyard. The mineral gallery was great! Who knew so many products… Read More TELLUS Science Museum – Sept 2015
Local girl wins 2nd place! I don’t even know where to begin. Karen decided she wanted to compete in a cake-baking contest. I say, “Hey, sounds like fun (for you). Where’s it going to be?” She says, “At the senior center”. WHAT? Are you sh**ing me? The senior center? What could we possibly have… Read More Bake Off Contest – Aug 2015
I’ll keep the text short and the fun long; Prince Howard Neighborhood Block Party tonight! Thank you Matt, Reza and everyone else who pitched in to help make this an absolute great night. Great neighbors, great neighborhood. Thank you.
Randall Bramblett, having toured with bands including the Gregg Allman Band, Traffic, Widespread Panic and worked with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Robertson, Elvin Bishop and others, and having produced multiple CD’s with his own band as a singer/songwriter, performed in a free concert last night as part of Mountain View Arts Alliance Summer… Read More Randall Bramblett Concert – Aug 2015
Originally aired on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) October, 2014, this was our first time actually seeing The BBQ Show, a show dedicated to the art of slow cooking meats. This is my 15 seconds of fame (actually less). Having signed up for Sam Huff’s Pork University, my neighbor and I attended this daylong course on… Read More The BBQ Show – August 2015
As many of you know, I recently had shoulder surgery, and I wanted to provide an update. Now there seem to be conflicting and contradictory stories about how I hurt my shoulder in the first place. One version had me attacked by a Grizzly bear while hiking in Yellowstone. Another had me paddling in the… Read More Shoulder Surgery Update – August 2015
Having just finished Where Men Win Glory, written by Jon Krakauer (Into Thin Air, Into the Wild), this is a book I would highly recommend – and a book I almost wish I had not read. If you’ve read anything by Jon Krakauer you will know him to be a superb writer, and this book… Read More Book Suggestion – Aug 2015
July seems to be healthcare month; all four family members in some way, shape or form contributing to the healthcare economy. For me, it is shoulder surgery on a full tear rotator cuff. Owee. As you can see, I am in my best go-to-the-outpatient-facility threads in preparation for surgery. My bride thinks I look like… Read More Shoulder Surgery – July 2015
We are nothing if not flexible. With an original plan for Karen to ride RAGBRAI (Rgisster’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa), with participation from both kids early in the ride, plans changed. Karen with a lower back pain still unhealed, Michela with a new back pain, Drew with a cancelled flight… yikes! We yanked… Read More RAGBRAI (IA) – July 2015
Quick post: On the way to Sioux City, we stopped in Kansas City at Joe’s KC BBQ (as recommended by one of our neighbors). Good call!!! Joe’s is off the beaten path and located in a gas station, so I don’t think you’d go there unless someone recommended it. They had unbelievable brisket, beans, pork… Read More KC BBQ – 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
Child Unit 1, more commonly known as our daughter Michela, decided she needed to put a little bling in her life. So before heading off to Duke University for graduate school, she and her friend Kristen decided to jump out of an airplane. I can just imagine the discussion. “Hey Michela, what do you want… Read More Child Unit 1 Airborne! – July 2015
We have much to be thankful for, and celebrating the birth of our great nation for us is steeped in neighborhood. We celebrated with our immediate neighbors, many who participate and offer something of themselves to make the entire day a delight, whether it be food, music, desserts, sparklers, fireworks, or treats for the kids.… Read More Independence Day – July 2015
Throw back to January… I am at a loss to describe the traumatic physiological or psychological disturbance in my life that has caused me to want to operate earth-moving equipment. To satisfy my testosterone imbalance, Karen and the kids bought me for Christmas a session with an excavator in, you guessed it, Las Vegas, NV!… Read More Vegas, baby – Jan 2015