Two Old Bikers Hit the Road Again

When fall rolls around, and the edge softens from Austin’s tortuous summer heat, I naturally start thinking about getting the Indian back on the road again.  That usually means contacting my biker buddy Nathan Gibson for some companionship on the trip. Although Nathan continues to insist on riding that P.O.S. Harley of his, both me … [Read more…]

On the Road Again

Not to rest on our laurels after our 3,000 mile bike trip to Sturgis, SD, my buddy Nathan and I decided to take a shorter trip in September (2015) over the Texas border to Louisiana. Again, a full narrative of our trip can be found at:

Sturgis 2015

As I’ve rekindled my interest in motorcycling over the past 4 years or so, it has seemed that I should make the trip to the Sturgis annual bike meet at least once.  I checked that off the bucket list this past August, accompanied by my biker buddy Nathan Gibson:   Full details of our trip … [Read more…]

Spain and France – 2015

Dorothee and I have traveled to a number of European countries… England, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy.. but have never been to Spain until July 2015.  Our flight was to Barcelona, where we spent several days and met up with our good friends (and fellow worldwide travel companions) Dietmar Panten and Britta Behmer from … [Read more…]

Out of Africa in 15 minutes

In the spring of 2014 Dorothee and I took a trip to South Africa to visit our good friends Roley and Ina Noffke, who live on the outskirts of Johannesburg.  It is a fatiguing trip… 19 hours flight time from Washington D.C. to Johannesburg, including a short fuel stop at Dakar, Senegal. We traveled via … [Read more…]

“Nigel goes to the Movies”

Our classic car collection seems to be getting more and more notoriety from the video and photoshoot communities. During 2013 “General MacArthur” had a cameo role in a new CBS series “Killer Women” (it was the initial episode if anyone is interested), “Cedric” had a nice photoshoot engagement, and will soon be the subject of … [Read more…]

Shop Talk

Some people find pleasure in a beautiful flower, or tasty dish of food.  While I too can appreciate those things of beauty, it is mechanical objects that  seem to most attract me. Ever since I was a kid I would take great delight in disassembling some object to see what worked inside and then (sometimes … [Read more…]

A House IS a Home!

During the almost 30 years Dorothee and I have been together, we have lived in 5 different houses. Looking back, however, none of the prior houses we’ve owned/occupied have every truly felt like OUR home until now. For example, our first house in Hilo came with orange (yes, Denny’s ORANGE) wall tile in the kitchen, … [Read more…]