On my return from New Mexico, I always like to take the back roads rather than Interstate highways. I have crossed the Texas panhandle more times than I can remember, both on paved and dirt roads, and am always looking for something new along the route. This time I was cruising down a 2-lane paved […]
Hauling alfalfa hay in Wellington Texas
Passing through Wellington today – south of Amarillo in the Texas panhandle – I was reminding of my first trip to this rural west Texas town. I was with my dad as he drove a huge semi-truck with a refrigerated trailer to pick up a load of alfalfa hay for our horses. His good friend […]
South to Texas for warm-weather motorcycle riding
After 35 years in the information technology business, I have learned that not much happens in the IT world between Christmas and New Years. Sure, help desk and NOC’s have to stay open and servers still crash, but for the most part, not many IT departments plan major expansions, cutovers, or purchases in the week […]
Aligning a wireless antenna – in a thunderstorm?
My wife and I were driving home from a vacation in Louisiana over the holidays and as we passed through Paris, Texas I was reminded of the time I flew my Cessna T310R airplane from OKC to Paris in horrible weather, landed at the local airport around midnight, and climbed atop the Paris Regional Medical […]