Monday, June 22, 2009

It's back

Well this weekend turned out to be a good one. Melissa was gone all weekend at a "girls weekend" so that sucked, I missed her, but she had fun and I had fun so it was all good. Friday night I watched a couple movies and just hung out, it was really nice and relaxing. So that was cool. Saturday I met a couple friends at the Twins game. That was a lot of fun. It was cowboy hat night which was interesting, everyone was wearing their cowboy hats and watching the game. The Twins ended up losing but it was a fun game. So all in all it was a good night. Sunday I slept in which was heavenly and anxiously awaited the arrival of our Thomas Everhart. The framer was headed over with it to hang it for us. He got there early and it was amazing. I could not take my eyes off it. It was just beautiful in every way. Even though the framing was ridiculously expensive it was incredible, just a perfect job. I had it hung above our sofa in the living room and it really looks perfect. I called Melissa whom was on her way home and told her how awesome it looked and told her I could not for her to see it. She said she was 30 minutes from home. And exactly 30 minutes later she walked and she also just loved the work. We looked at it all day long and every time I view it, it brought a big smile to my face.

Pillow Talk - Thomas Everhart

Monday, June 15, 2009

Another Fun Weekend

This turned out to be a really fun weekend. Saturday I went to the Murphy ride and BBQ and saw a bunch of friends there. It is funny because last summer I stated the ride and BBQ's at Murphy via invite only, now they are huge events with a tent for shade and lots of people. I guess they are fun but they have sort of lost there exclusivity. I sort of feel like my ride has been exploited. But oh well. I am glad to see that I created something that people liked enough to carry on and to bring to everyone. So anyway the ride was fun. I am not a huge fan of that trail, but it was a nice day. After doing the 10 mile loop everyone met back in the lot and got the grills going. There was a ton of food and that ride has become quite the production. I sort of did my own thing and sat by my car and grilled and listened to the Twins game on the radio. It was a fun afternoon. Melissa didn't make it she is fighting a bad cold. I was bummed that she wasn't there. I am hoping she makes the next one.

Saturday night we made a trip to REI. Melissa needed a few things and she found everything she needed, she that turned out to be a successful trip.

Sunday I helped my friend Steve run the committee boat for the Medicine Lake Sailing Club. I have crewed for Steve on his boat which was a blast. But this time I was out with him while he ran the race. It was fun to see that side of it. It was a perfect day out on the water. My head is really sun burnt but it is all good.

Hoping for a good week. We have a Twins game on Wednesday which I am looking forward to. Other then that it should be a nice quiet week..

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Trail work and other things.

Last night was MORC trail work at Lebanon Hills. It was also the MORC monthly board meeting which means that I got to run trail work last night. Although we had a small crew we got a ton of stuff done which was really fun. Sometimes trail work can be a little frustrating, but last night was great. I am really looking forward to getting out there and trying out the things that we did. Lebanon has really been riding great this year and has been a lot of fun.

In other news, it appears as though I am going to be taking the lead dirt boss roll at the Terrace Oaks mountain bike trail in Burnsville. It is a smaller MORC trail, but a fun ride. It will be fun to do my own thing and hopefully get a good crew to come and help me. That is the only problem with Terrace Oaks, it is not one of the more popular trails and is sort of forgotten about so it doesn't get much love. Hopefully I will be able to change that.

I am taking a summer class right now to work more toward my degree. So I am currently taking an Digital Photography class, so far it is great. I am having a lot of fun. I used to love photography and it is fun to be getting back into it. I am thinking about a digital SLR camera. But I am not sure.

Hawaii is coming up very fast. We are looking at tours and things, and I am trying to figure out the best way to see Pearl Harbor. We will be in Maui the whole time, so I am pricing flights, tours and trying to figure out the best and cheapest way to do that. I guess it would be stupid to be there and very close to Pearl and not go and see it, which I really want to do. We have a Luau booked and I am really looking forward to that, cheesy tourist thing I know, but you gotta do it right? it will be fun.

The weather here is just terrible, I am really hoping that it clears up and actually warms up... Ugh!

Monday, June 1, 2009


So Vegas turned out to be really dang fun. I haven't been there in ages and could not believe how much has changed. They are still building hotels like crazy and I mean big hotels. They is one that is gigantic and I have no idea what the name of it is. Oh well that just means we will have to get back out there and see it when it is done. They flight out was really nice, I am not a real good flyer but it was quick and very smooth. We left on time and arrived on time, we got our luggage and rental car quickly and made for our hotel. We stayed at Mandalay Bay and it was great. The hotel is beautiful and it smells really good on the inside. We heard they fragrance the air the there. The trip turned out to be all about the relaxing and eating. We hung out at the pool everyday for about 3-4 hours which was really nice. There is a wave pool and a sand beach which was a blast. Melissa and I got some good body surfing in and it just made me want to leave for Hawaii ASAP... I am not sure I am going to make it until July to go... Anyway, after the pool we would head out to In-n-Out burger and have lunch and then hit the strip and shop or just look around. This was Melissa first time eating at In-n-Out and here first lunch looked like this.

She took her first bite, stopped looked at me and said Holy Shit this is really a good burger. I smiled, and we continued to eat in In-n-Out bliss. We ended up eating there 3 more times. It was heavenly.

Vegas is a great spot, there is no where else like it on earth, a city built around, sex, crime and money. Everything is seedy, but so over the top. It is so fun to visit. I don't think I could live there, but man it is a fun place to go.

We did some shopping that was really fun we bought a piece of art which I am so excited about. It is a Thomas Everhart. We love it and can't wait till it show up.

It is beautiful in person and it will look great above our bed. It is 50x20 so it will be just awesome. I am hoping that it arrives this week so we can get it in for framing. Besides the art Melissa bought a couple scarves at Hermes'. Shopping in Vegas is so much fun.

We also went to a Vegas 51's AAA baseball game. The game was pretty good. Vegas pulled it off in the 9th with a great come from behind win. After the game there was a great fireworks display. We sat 6 rows behind home plate, the seats were great and they were cheap, $14 a piece. That is one reason that I love minor league baseball. Nice and cheap and a fun time.

The flight home was a nightmare, it was delayed almost 10 hours... UGH! But once we got in the air it was great, we got home safe and now it is back to reality...

I am hoping we can sneak out of town once more before we head to Hawaii... I would really like to do something I am just not sure what.