Category Archives: Travel

Maui Vacation 2015

Neither Jen nor I had made the trip to Hawaii before, so this was one on our list of vacation destinations we were both looking forward to.  We flew from Chicago to LA for a couple nights to break up the long flight, we then spent a week on the island of Maui.  One thing on both of our must-see places was Pearl Harbor, so we also did a day …


United Kingdom 2013

Jen’s mom Lois wanted to take a vacation. First it was Ireland. We’d all been to Ireland a few times, and not that I wouldn’t go back in a heartbeat, Lois ultimately decided she wanted to go to Scotland. Ok. Let’s go to Scotland.

When planning the trip, we figured we’d fly into London, rent a car, take a week and a half or so and drive up to Scotland and …

Driving around Arizona

Spring break! Vacation in Arizona, March 2012 (where the temp in Chicago was warmer than Arizona most of the week). Jen had never been to the Grand Canyon, and I don’t need an excuse for Arizona in March for some spring training baseball, so there we go… let’s rent a yellow Ford Fiesta and take a spin around north/central AZ!

Walking the Grand Canyon South Rim. …

Bahamas 2011

Summer of 2011 Jen and I decided to take a vacation down to South Beach and a cruise to the Bahamas. Neither one of us had been on any type of cruise before, so that was something we thought would be good to try.

Drive Ireland trip, 2010

A while back my girlfriend Jen and I were chatting and I mentioned that I needed a vacation. “Go back to Ireland” she says. Soon I’m getting links to vacation package deals from her, and one catches my eye as a good deal with travel and accommodations for a week and I really started considering it. And, we got to …

hockey weekend in vancouver

It was a long way to go to see the Blackhawks lose a hockey game, but the chance to see the city of Vancouver was worth it nonetheless.

Ireland pictures never get old

It’s been well over a month, but pictures from Bike Ireland friends still float by now and then. And with every one, it makes me wish I could go back immediately.

This one was sent by Jan in Nebraska. Seeing this, I want to go back, and take my Orrie with me. Something tells me he’d love it over …

One Last Ireland Entry

So, a few people questioned if I was actually in Ireland due to the lack of my own face in my pictures–of which there was one that I posted, so they must’ve missed that one.  Go back and look if you missed it.

Perhaps they don’t know my policy of preferring to be behind the camera rather than in front of it. But thanks to my good friends Wendell & Diane on the trip, I do have proof I was actually there.

Bike Ireland photos

These are about a third of the total pictures I took over there… a lot of the other ones were a lot more of the same in most cases, or blurry out-of-focus shots from my cheap Sony Cybershot. Gotta get me one of those badass cameras like Wendell had on the trip. Can’t wait to see the pictures he took.

Also …

One Night in Doolin

Been asked a lot where my Bike Ireland photos are, and I’m working on getting those together.  Until I can get them posted, here’s a story to tide you all over.

Here I sit on my last night of vacation, looking through hundreds of photos that I took on my week long bicycle trip through western Ireland and remembering what a great week it was to experience.  So much to see, new people to meet, and one amazing night in Doolin.