NoDay 5 – another great day

We are so blessed. Just spent 5 days with our family and it felt like it went by in a moment.  We are so proud of Alex and Courtney and Morgan.  

Today we hung out by the pool and spotted the iguana tree, who knew…

​Today we went to the Weston for breakfast, had to take the Jeep out one more time, and refill the 1/4 of a tank of gas before turning it back.

The Weston property is very nice and self contained but I believe being closer to town was better for us. We loved our time at #GrandBayResort.

We went: sailing ⛵, Snorkeling, beach bummin, Jeep touring, shopping and ate very well.

Julie and I love our family so much and thank the Lord Morgan, Alex and Courtney every day…..

So as the sun sets on our trip and time together I say time to start planning the next trip…

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Posted by on August 8, 2016 in Uncategorized


Day 4 – Tennis, sailing and Snorkeling 

We started the day with a little island tennis on some local courts. The weather was beautiful and the iguanas were there to watch.

Back to the condo for arrest and a quick olympics fix then off for shopping and lunch before the sailboat ⛵ and Snorkeling trip.

Well wouldn’t you know it the scuba/sail trip was great. Tons of fish and coral, a shark and more. Also the captain  was originally from Lubbock, small world.

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Posted by on August 7, 2016 in Uncategorized


Day 5 Petrified Forest & Winds to Flagstaff

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Posted by on August 7, 2016 in Uncategorized


Day 3 – let the hike begin

OK we started a hike in St. John Virgin Islands, and of all things we see hermit crabs. In the hills, not on the beach.

After a hike we headed to Mongoose Junction to pick up lunch and headed to the beach.  What a blessing, the rain chance was 60-70% but it was sun all day as you can see….

And we also saw an iguana… Look close

Ended the day with dinner @MorgansMango, LobsterNight #StJohnVI

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Posted by on August 7, 2016 in Uncategorized


Day 2 Morning Rain

Well it’s the morning of day two in St. John Virgin Island. Woke up this morning to light rain showers and clouds moving across the horizon.

Right now Julie and Courtney making breakfast, and I successfully made a pot of coffee well… successfully on the second try. 

Looks like this morning’s going to be leisurely then into town to explore and map out the rest of our trip, more this afternoon.


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Posted by on August 5, 2016 in Uncategorized


Day 1 Off to St John VI

Well up at 2:30 in the morning and on to DFW airport to start a 12 hour trip to St. John. Our flights departed on time and all is well.
It appears Alex and Courtney took off out of Washington DC with no issue and if all flights stay on schedule, our flight from Fort Lauderdale and them from San Jaun, should make Saint Thomas within 10 minutes of each other.  Looking forward to a few days of family fun and sun,  the adventures begin.

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Posted by on August 4, 2016 in Uncategorized


Day 9 Vegas to Phoenix

Well since we are old we didn’t stay out that late in Las Vegas, for us all night meant 10:30.  The next morning we decided that it probably would be best to leave after traffic died down so we met in the hotel lobby at 8 o’clock with a target to leave at nine. After a nice healthy meal of pancakes and assorted breakfast items we went to the bikes, loaded up, and headed out to face the Las Vegas traffic – which as it turns out really wasn’t that bad.

Well goodbye to Vegas hello Boulder City, on to tour Hoover DAm, well at least look at the museum and walk across the dam. I have to admit that after “Vegas Vacation” every time I think about Hoover Dam it has a whole new sense of comedy, some would attribute that to my lack of maturity. I know at 51 years of age I should be much more mature but the reality is I’m not. In all seriousness the accomplishment of building the dam and the effort of the people who made it a reality is amazing.

After touring the dam we jumped on the bikes for a quick four hour ride to Phoenix.  The biggest challenge was that we again had a headwind of about 25 miles an hour with approximately 120 miles of gas in the tank and a 55 mile trip to the next town. One thing you need to know about motorcycles is they get great gas mileage unless you have a strong headwind then all bets are off. We were faced with the decision of turning back and filling up with gas or risking the journey to the next town. As it turns out there was a gas station about 20 miles ahead that would allow us to fill up and be on our way. After filling our tanks for $3.89 a gallon


we were on our way to Phoenix. Other than wind the trip to Phoenix was fairly uneventful as you want most motorcycle rides to be.

We rode The Joshua Tree scenic route and stopped about 45 miles out of Phoenix for a DQ dip cone and a break.  As a bonus when we stopped there was a busload of Chinese tourist that had chosen the same stop. Noticing that they like the motorcycles we invited them to sit on the bikes and take pictures, that was fun for everybody. (When I was traveling in China I was told that the largest motorcycle a citizen could own was 125CC, our Harley’s are considerably bigger, hence the fun).

After The break we loaded up and finished our ride through Phoenix for our final night together as a group. We checked in the hotel found a place to eat and as a bonus got to meet up with Heather and BJ for dinner, what a great time together.

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Posted by on April 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

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