Lemons or Lemonade?

These are times where a bit of extra effort is required to find the “silver lining” in the Covid-19 situation.  Nevertheless, in spite of all the horrible things occurring in our nation, saddled with the worst President ever, we have been able to find many rays of light here on Hidden Hills Drive. Being sequestered … [Read more…]

75 and still kicking

Reaching 75 years old seemed like some impossibly far off prediction just weeks ago, but, here I am, 75 (May 3, 2020) and still breathing. This whole coronavirus ‘thang’ has certainly put a damper on traditional birthday celebrations (you know, dinner and drinks out at a fancy Austin restaurant, etc). Nevertheless, My 75th was just … [Read more…]

A new family member

Earlier this year, we decided it was time to add a second pooch to our family canine collection.  After much study, it was decided that a Labrador would be a great choice.  Research found a nice mom-and-pop kennel located between Austin and San Antonio, just a 45 minute drive away.  It turned out to be … [Read more…]

Guadalajara Mexico summer 2019

Each year Dorothee and I ponder over a locale that can provide a respite from Austin’s brutal August Summer.  This year, on the basis of recommendation from our friends the Mericas, we chose Guadalajara, and it turned out to be the perfect choice. For the curious, Guadalajara, at a population of 1.5 million and growing, … [Read more…]

Big Bend – 2019

With Fall comes anticipation of another semi-annual bike trip with my good biker buddy, Nathan Gibson.  This year, our route was devised back in June, and would be a variation of a prior trip we had taken through the Big Bend Park area.  On this iteration, we chose a 3 BR Air BnB house right … [Read more…]

Eastward Ho!

Come July of each year, Dorothee and I start scheming on ways to escape Austin’s unbearable summer heat.  For this year, 2019, we chose as our first-phase escape, to take a driving road trip to the East Coast.  This would be our second trip in our Porsche Cayman, which once again proved itself as a … [Read more…]

The Queen’s Revenge

Almost 2 years ago I realized a long-time dream.. acquisition of a 1953 British Ariel Square 4 motorcycle. Mine came sight-unseen from an East Coast owner, who represented the engine as having been “overhauled” less than 2,000 miles ago. Overall I was pleased with the initial physical condition of the bike. Not a show bike, … [Read more…]