Sunday, September 28, 2014

'80s Flashback

Yo! Pete, what was with the poofy hair, dude?  OK, I guess it was just part of the scene at the time.

I like Peter Cetera, though I think he should have stayed with Chicago (never cared for Cetera's replacement, Bill Champlin). Although he had a decent solo run, he probably could take a lesson from Henley, who has coupled a more successful solo career with returning stints in his band.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Little Lies

A couple of takes on lies:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Quit yo' complaining!

Don't be a largemouth...catch one!

Keystone Church redecorated, with the help of Bass Pro Shop, for this series.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall's around the corner

When the weather gets into the 60s at night (better yet, into the 50s) - it's camping weather.

This morning I got an email alert from Sam's Club, featuring this camping trailer:

At under $2400, it's not a bad deal - you can carry your ATV, dirt bikes, or bicycles to your camping place, offload them, and set up camp fairly quickly, with your sleeping quarters above the mud and rocks.

When I was a kid, my parents had an Appleby tent trailer - an aluminum bodied shell with a frame that held a canvas tent.  We used it extensively on trips to Oklahoma and Colorado.

Ours was silver, about the texture of an old tacklebox, but you get the idea.

You can sometimes find an old Appleby hull on Ebay or Craigslist, but replacing the canvas can run $800-$1000.

Another entrant in this genre can be found at Northern Tool, but it's a bit pricey compared to the LifeTime:

Another avenue might be to use a standard 5x8 trailer platform, and have a local welding shop fabricate some expanded steel side panels that would fold out to form the beds, then have a local upholstery shop modify the floor tub of an off-the-shelf  tent.  Total cost would probably run $1200-1500.  I don't have a requirement to haul an ATV, but being able to transport a KLR or DR-650 or a couple of mountain bikes would be a real plus.