My passions are three-fold - bicycle touring, hiking and traveling which has consumed me for most of my adult life. I must admit, gypsy blood runs hotly through my veins.
These pursuits are not mutually exclusive as I often combine all three activities in a single trip. For me, seeing the world from a bike saddle or by boots is the ideal form of traveling in that it allows me to enjoy my fourth passion - eating. These vigorous activities keeps my waist-line in check.
Up to 2008, RVing was also a big part of my life until my dear wife of 40 years, Patricia, passed away. I have temporarily parked the RV but I have not lost my lust for travel. Having lost my loyal and beloved side-kick, these days, I travel with a great group of buddies or solo.
I started this blog in 2008 and most of the entries chronicle my bike trips, hikes, and travels.
"The Journey is the Reward"
The state capitol building was constructed in 1882-88 in Italian Renaissance Revival style using pink granite from a local quarry. The building is the largest state capitol building in the US but not the tallest.
Sight-seeing downtown Austin on our bikes, the only way to go
An underground extension of the capitol was completed in 1997
Gazing up the Rotunda
Glittering wing with fine terrazzo floor
This guv' looks familiar . . .
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