Thursday, September 27, 2007

RoadieBoys D4

Hey Ya'll,
It's Thursday evening & GunRboy & I are in Souix Falls South Dakota. All the way from Gillete WY, and I think EVERYONE should visit SD sometime in their life! This is truly the Heartland of America. I have never met nicer people, other than those on Whidbey Isle, that are as down to earth, friendly, go out of their way to help you, and then thank you for coming to SD. What a place, what people! If I didn't like
Whidbey Island so much, I'd probably live somewhere in western SD. beautiful country, with miles & miles of corn, sunflowers, wheat, sorghum and stuff I wasn't sure what it was. Saw a flock (@ 25-30) wild Turkeys sitting in the median west of Rapid City. What a sight, more deer, antelope & lots of cattle & horses. Really farm country!
Had a very boring day driving, except for the sideshow going on as I travelled. Talked to people in the rest stops & all seemed really nice, talked @ where were we headed. And how BIG doggyboy GunR is for his age. "Course he had to put on his "Jumpin' Jack Flash" show for them. One trucker lady was laffin' so hard at his antics I thought she was gonna choke! Real good day even if it was long and arduous behind the wheel.
Tomorrow, I should get to my daughters in Elkhorn, and she says she has a "camping trip all planned for the weekend'!!! That'll be fine
as far as I'm concerned. Means I can "NapOut" and not feel guilty! Then too, my Grandson Josh & I will have to have a few lessons in gun safety & handling so he can begin to learn marksmanship. Yeah boy!
Well folks, it's nearing sack time & I'm ready for it. GunRboy is already sawing off zzzzzzzz's at my feet so he won't even notice when I go to bed.
'Nuff for now..............
Ta Taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


Roadie Boys D3

Hi Ya'll,

Here it is Wednesday, @ 5:30pm & I'm in Gillette Wyoming! WoooF !!! I've seen some real Awesome Scenery coming through Montana & now eastern Wyoming! Unbelievable mountans, gorges, rivers and fields & filds of grain and cattle. Not to mention Elk, Deer, and hundreds of Antelope. I thought I'd crackup at how the Antelope intermingled themselves into the fields with cattle. LIke they belonged, &
who would know the difference?

The Crow Indian Reservation runs from Billings, almost all the way down into Wyoming. Of course theres the Little Big Horn Battlefield Monument & just absolutely the most Colorful fall foilage along the canyon streams. WOW! I had never seen Southwest Montana, the only ugly place was Butte, and that was because of all the mining & construction going on there. I drove along the freeway for 5 miles past some big "RESTRICTED AREA" project, that when I asked about it in a gas station, no one seemed like they wanted to say anything. GOT ME !!!

My foray into eastern Wyoming was somewhat disappointing as I thought a lot of the country looked just like it does in interior SoCal. Seen enough of that!

Well, I'll have to post this later as it seems Microsoft Internet Explorer is having a nightmare & doesn't want to respond today.
"Nuff for now..........
Ta Taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..........


Roadie Boys Day2

Hi Folks,
Here it is Tuesday afternoon the 25th @ 4:30pm & we're in Missoula ! Left Whidbey @ 3:30am, in the rain, couldn't see the inside of a papersack it was so misty & foggy, so we just kept on rollin'! Ran into Roadwork & heavy traffic in Everett (of all places), took about 45m-hour to get thru that, and then it was pretty clear sailin' all the way through Bellvue! I was all the way east of Cle Elum at sunrise & by 11:00am I was rollin through Spokane. COOL! Except for the construction in Spokane it was not bad.
Blazed on through Couer De Alene, and headed for Missoula, then the road Demons descended. They're repaving & repaing the road from C-D-E all the way to within about 10-12 mikes of Missoula. Soooooooooo, we got to drive at 45 per for about 80 miles or so. Wonderous !!! I had kinda thought I might be able to get all the way to Butte, but it just wasn't meant to be. So, when I saw Missoula popup, I said to myself, then remarked to GunRboy, that it's time for us to stop/eat/crash, and then resume it in the morning!
So there you have it folks, our 1st day on the road, trippin' to the big WI ! It's a real eye opener when you the gas stations! So far, I've filled up twice @ 75$s per. @ 3+$s to the gal.
That's all for now folks,
Ta Taaaaaaaaaaaa..................LouG


Monday, September 24, 2007

Road Trip

Gosh, here it is, the day of departure! Have no idea if I've taken care of everything, but I made two (2) lists. One of things to be done, and the other of things to take with me. Everything is lined out on both, so maybe things are cool! I'm going to leave @ 3:00am as to beat the morning commuter traffic through Seattle/Bellvue.

Towing my Corvette on a trailer through morning rush hour traffic with a bunch of fools going to work is not my idea of fun. I did enough of that in LA traffic when I worked down there. NEVER AGAIN!

So folks, I'm shuttin' down the lapper & crashin' for a couple of hours, the GunRbud & I are "Roadies"!

'Nuff for now, but I'll be bloggin' on the road!
Ta Taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa............


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Back To Bloggin'

Hi Folks,
been away from bloggin' for a while, but now maybe I can catch up some. Have a couple of Info blogs waiting in the wings, but they still need a little more work & organization. They're on the two EAAWitness (Tanfoglio) racers that I purchased at the beginning of Summer (Which I can't believe has already disappeared into the past.). Been a really busy time for me in that I did a housesit for some friends for a couple of weeks, and then for the month of August for my sister & her husband. Believe me, it's a real chore sometimes when you're running back & forth between two houses & care thereof. And then of course, there's the DoggyBoy, GunR. He requires a lot of attention & time for play & just hanging out with Dad, Yes (!) he's my babyboy Teenage Mutant Monster at times, but wouldn't be without him.

I'm getting ready to leave this Tuesday for Wisconsin to visit my Daughter/Son-in-law & Grandson, and also to deliver her B'day present. I gave her my 1989 Corvette Coupe for her 45th. She had asked me to NOT get rid of it unless she had 1st chance at it when I purchased it back in '90. So I made her a 'gift"(?) of it. But I have to take it to her. Not a problem.

While I'm there I'll be able to catch up with some personal stuff online, as no one will be home during the day, except for myself, GunR & my daughters Boxer, Missy. (Oughta be a Real CIRCUS !) But I am looking forward to it.

There have been several matchs that I've been involved in & MrC has already reported on them. I've been working on different loads for my FancyA$$ racers. Been real frustrating at times. Lotsa going to the range & seeing how does this set of powder/bullet/cols work. NOPE ! That's NOT good enough yet, more research on powder burn rates & min/max volumes! OH DEAR GOD, please let me find a load that works without too much recoil & the right amount of power factor!

Well, enough for the moment, It's @ an hour or so 'til sunup, and we have a Steel Challenge Match today (need to get the gear together for that), that will be my last match of the year. We had our annual Island Club match yesterday where we (CWSA) took a very respectable 2nd! MrC will probably have a full report on that with pics. I did get some pics of it (still in the camera) that I will post after I get to WI. They're really good of MrC & crew. We did have a good time (burgers & stuff after the match). So all in all, things have been quite busy here. I'll welcome a little time away to relax (?) and enjoy the kids.
Ta Taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..............................................