Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Weekend motofun! While in Texas!
I am glad I replaced my Ruckus that was stolen last year. Now, in the Winter, when it is too cold to actually ride some where warm, I can bring something two wheeled with me. Texas, or at least Houston is not scooter friendly because they drive 70 even on the side streets. I can however go down to Galveston Island on the weekend, and ride the 18 miles of sea wall on the Ruckus.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Ok, I have to explain this one. First, Pizza 4 U just isn't that good. It's OK, but no more. I happened to mention on Facebook that I ordered a pizza, and as most of you are familiar I take a lot of food pics. I really only try to take food pics that are good, or interesting, or are from some of my road food spots. Anyway, since I mentioned I had ordered a pizza, and since I now have a food pic following on Facebook, I took this picture. Ugh!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Falafel instead of BBQ
One would never expect good food in a mall food court. This place is an exception. Great lamb stew, Kabobs are superb, dill rice is perfect.
I wish this guy had a "real" resturant, but until then at least there is somewhere in Joliet for get good mid Eastern food, even if it is in the mall.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
On my way home
I have been roaming around the Southwest and I carry my little FNP-9 in a Maxpedition Versapack Jumbo. I have both PA and UT permits, and except for California, I have been traveling in "free states".
I am driving up I-57 in MO, and am about to cross the bridge into Illinois, when I think to myself .... Oh S&^t, I have a loaded weapon with me. I am reaching around behind the seat, grab the bag, pull the piece out, pop the clip, put it back and put the clip in the front zippered flap (nothing up the pipe) just as I get to the Illinois State Line.
As soon as I am off the bridge, there are about 7 or 8 Illinois State Troopers lined up along the road, with a few more up the highway with cars pulled over. It must have been some kind of blanket enforcement training or something.
I was not stopped, but thinking about it, I almost became a felon. Handcuffs, jail, loss of FOID card, legal fees. Something is really wrong, when in most of the country, a thing is fine, then cross a bridge and it is no small matter, but you become a dangerous felon. When I was in Southern Arizona the week before, I noticed several guys in the coffee shop with holsters, and pistols having breakfast. And by the warn looks of them, you could tell this was just like any other day for years and years.
It is time for a License to Carry law in Illinois. Past time. I will be at iGold. I will do what I can.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Coopers BBQ 2
I have been to this BBQ about 1/2 a dozen times. Superb. The BBQ sauce is the thin vinegar based they you would expect in West Texas, and not the syrup like KC stuff.
If you are on I-10, and near Junction Texas. Stop. You will remember this place.