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Tour de Pork 2014

A rainy day for a bike ride, but any ride you can walk away from is a good ride.  I’d guess that at least two hundred riders showed up, but there may have been more registered, because they were very, very generous with the pulled pork at the end of the ride.

Road trip to Indiana

The weather is warming, the sun is shining, and after a long winter, CVH was itching to take a “road trip”.  Since we couldn’t leave until after nine a.m., and had to be home by dark, it was going to be an day road trip.  She wanted to see some of French Lick, I wanted […]

Saturday in the Park with Dinosaurs

Salt Lake City is an example of typical American flat sprawl, but today we went to Ogden, which looks a little more like the old-timey western town that you might expect to find out here. We visited Dinosaur Park, which has lots of dinosaur models for the kids. But the best part of Dinosaur Park […]

The Train to Salvation

Today we took the commuter train downtown.  I think the grandchildren had been on trains before, but this may be the first train ride that they will be old enough to remember.  Indeed, at times they even appeared astounded. We got off at the big shopping mall downtown – the one with the fancy fountain, […]

Trick or Treating

Being Halloween, we took the kids trick or treating that evening around the neighborhood. CVH dressed as a black cat. GC1 was a Snow Angel. GC2 (shown here with good friend) was Dr. McStuffins. Justin was Very Scary. I was too horrible to even photograph, apparently. We saw some neighbors, including this cute little dinosaur […]

The Island of the Antelope

This morning Justin cooked breakfast.  It’s in the large skillet behind him in this photo. Through the kitchen window to his right you might be able to make out the knobs of Antelope Park, which is where we headed after breakfast.  Just outside of the kid’s subdivision is the causeway that takes you to the […]

Zoo story

One of the local health care conglomerates threw a health fair at the zoo this morning.  Why the zoo?  I have no idea.  But it included free parking and admission to the zoo, which is quite a deal these days, and we went. A free trip to the zoo will attract a number of people […]


This morning we went to see the fancy waterfront park Owensboro has built along the banks of the Ohio River.  It’s really very nice.  They have fountains and a music shell and a huge playground that must have cost an arm and a leg: But as with everything today, it seems, there are “rules” attached […]

John James Audubon Birthday Party

This weekend, the Kentucky contingent of the American Association of University Women held its annual convention in the town that bills itself as “Kentucky’s Fourth Largest City”.   CVH is an officer of the local AAUW chapter, and went to help represent her branch.  I drove the car. CVH is a bird lover, and since […]

Hiking Patoka Lake

After a foggy, near freezing morning, it turned into a beautiful spring afternoon.  I decided to cross the river into Indiana and hike the Lake Potoka trail.  (Lake Potoka is officially known as Potoka Lake, for reasons known only to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.) It’s a nice trail in the spring, but I […]