Sunday, October 24, 2010


Fall has come to the 'Boro and we've had about a month of excellent weather. Cool nights in the 40's and daytime highs approaching 80. One thing we haven't had is a lot of rain.

We did a family camping weekend 2 weeks ago and had an excellent time of it. Our site just off the Natchez Trace parkway looked very inviting on paper. When we arrived, this location was having an arts and crafts fair and the place was overrun with RVs. (We camp in a tent.) The other campers were courteous, however, observing the curfew on noise, generator usage, and we had a nice weekend of it. First time camping for our almost 4 year old son and I think he appreciated the family time in the tent and during the little bit of hiking we did.

This trip included canoeing down the Buffalo river and though the water was cold, the mild aair temps made for a great (voyage?). The water was low in a few spots, and we had to drag the canoe over some rocks, the noise of which sort of freaked our son out. After about 3 1/2 hours, though, he was getting comfortable and had a great time overall.

Friday, October 1, 2010


After riding the cheap mountain bike with my family for a week, I've come to a realization: I get just as much pleasure riding this bike as I do when on the "better" Lemond. Price has nothing to do with the amount of pleasure derived from riding. Even on an inexpensive bike, the shifters work, the brakes work, the derailleurs work just fine.