Originally published at VolkStudio Blog . You can comment here or there . Eight-year-old Taylor is running his dad’s AR15 with a 3×20 scope mounted, old-school, on the carry handle. Two and...a half inch group at 50 yards isn’t a bad start for the first time he shot anything larger than a 10-22. This is also an argument for adjustable stocks — the fixed one is too long for him.
Ach, I have been remiss in posting pictures from our Epic Trip! We went to Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles, via Key West, in order to check out what has been called the best SCUBA diving in the world... When I was younger, I thought travel was something other people did. Neal is showing me that it's something we can do together, and see things I've only read about. More epic trips to come!
Just finished prepping a gorgeous dinner for myself and Boy tomorrow! Seasoned roast chicken stuffed with sage and onion stuffing (cooked in the crock pot then crisped in the oven), mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and warm buttered bread. I do like cooking for a man, I have to admit it. And he really loves that I can actually cook. I'm excited! Dinner and a movie at home, not bad for a Wednesday...
We have some days off, Neal has a VStrom, I have a Street Triple R, and NorCal has some nice roads. Sounds like a plan. We packed up and installed loud horns on our bikes on Saturday, set the preload... Red Bluff meant lunchtime. My tire looked like it would survive the trip back home. The fast way home. We are home and happy, and my tire is done. Great times with my lovely husband!
So - with Neal going to Hawaii every month for his job, it was time for me to take advantage of the off-season prices and go join him. This time, we decided to do the Big Island, and make it a SCUBA/Manta...to play. Good bye, Tsunami Evacuation Area. We slept over that night, then flew out of Ohau the next morning. We're back, Bay Area. Epic trip!
All right, Garmin said it was 50 miles, and Strava said it was 40. Whatever it was, it sucked. 5600 feet of climbing, including Tunitas Creek, which is evil. Because I like being sterotypical, sometimes. At the bottom of Tunitas Creek. After much suffering... Smooches!
My birthday present from my lovely husband was a trip to Rich Oliver's two-day Fun Camp . We have been intending to go for years, but could never justify the money - until he decided, you only live once...get right on the gas on the first lap. Once they warm up, they work much better. Mike included a few pics of myself and Neal from a dry track day, which is quite cool of him. :)
We made it down to Santa Cruz before the end of 2011! The Strava is here . The pictures are below. :) I set the GoPro to shoot off pics every so often, so the pictures with a visor at the bottom are...the rest of the way in. Yes, the dude in front of me is on the phone. Loaded up, ready for a late lunch at Charlie Hong Kong . I'm lucky to have a husband who likes to do these things!
My manager had been bugging me to take a few days off, and as Neal is back to his Hawaii-every-month-for-work schedule - well, it seemed a simple enough plan to just buy an inexpensive Hawaiian Airlines... Gorgeous sunset. Back on shore. Farewell morning: A lovely time with my lovely husband. Everything we do together is fun!