Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Milk, it does...

Milk is said to do a body good, but in Germany it appears that milk does a few fields good. Well, we are looking at farmers protesting low milk prices.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Well, well

This might have been the longest break I have taken from this blog. Maybe I have too many things going on. :-)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Beautiful spot

This Coca Cola spot won an Emmy for outstanding commercial and deservedly so.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The September 2010 target

On Monday I registered for the 2010 Ironman Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. Race date is September 12, 2010. Below is the list of folks who qualified this year for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Well, they qualified in this year's race for the 2011 race in Hawaii. But that gives me a rough idea how fast I will have to be next year in Madison if I want to race in Kona in 2012. :-)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

A nice visit...

Paul and Anita came to visit us this weekend and they arrived Friday evening. Pete was very excited to see them, and they were equally happy to see Pete. After showing them around in the new home we went out for dinner to the Village Tavern in Reynolda Village. We ate outside and the temperatures were perfect indeed. We chatted forever and got home pretty late.

Saturday morning we headed out for a bike ride and did about 45 miles

Are you taking a picture of me?

It was a beautiful day for a bike ride

Cruising along Baltimore Road towards Flint Hill Road

Amy, Paul and Anita in our driveway after the ride

I was wearing an older kit from the Wangener Rad Union

Late lunch at Ollie's bakery and Paul and Anita had tomato soup and focaccia bread

Amy and I had salmon and cream cheese on delicious rolls

I love strawberry tarts with custard. Yum

Paul could not wait digging into that chocolate cake

Everybody looks a bit confused after a light afternoon nap

After dinner at Mozelle's Saturday night we walked back to our house

Sunday morning we did a trail run at Salem Lake and after getting cleaned up we had brunch at 1st Street Draught House. Another place that is in relative easy walking distance from our house. Food was very good and the place itself is quite nice. Anita and Paul both said that this would be their favorite hang out if they lived as close to that place. But commuting there from Chattanooga would be quite a stretch.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Pretty impressive drawing skills

Senator Al Franken showing that he can draw a map of the USA from memory at the Minnesota State Fair.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Jordan Rapp wins Ironman Canada

Wow, my buddy Jordan Rapp won the Ironman Canada last weekend. Overall that is.
Congrats Jordan, that was an amazing win.