Author Archives: Eric

Colorado 2019 – Part 3 – Ophir Pass

Our trip to Ouray in 2019 had hit a major issue.  The Mountain passes were overwhelmed with snow over the past winter.  Even in July, we were looking at passes that traditionally had been open by now that we’re still … Continue reading

Posted in Trail Team | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ric Ocasek revisited

It’s been 6 months since Ric passed away.  I have kept a social media vigil ongoing since that day with my Facebook profile picture being the cover from his first solo album, Beatitude.   I have thought about why Ric and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

3dBotMaker

This is an article I wrote for Throwin’ Wrenches.  Are you subscribed to the podcast? www.throwinwrenches.com   While Daryl is cruising the tourist attractions of Orlando…  I’m stuck home “cyber-cruising” YouTube.  When I am not watching Donut Media or Expedition … Continue reading

Posted in Throwin' Wrenches | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Italy 2020… Postponed!

The plan was hatched at Jillian Giancarli’s H.S. Graduation.  Italy 2020.  My Mom and her Sisters along with all their spouses…  And my immediate family tagging along.  We had hoped for more family involvement, but this is a major international … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Colorado Adventure Part 2 – Bear!

In 2018, when the Trail Team came out to Ouray… We had scouted out an area for camping on the south side of town, up about halfway on the route out of town.  The spot had not been ideal for … Continue reading

Posted in Trail Team, Travel | Leave a comment

Colorado 2019 – Part 1 – #3dads3daughters34runners

For the past few years we have made the trip to Ouray Colorado for FJ Summit or to be near the area to catch a bit of “Summit”.  FJ Summit is an annual event that brings in 300+ Toyota trucks … Continue reading

Posted in Trail Team | Leave a comment

Desert Life… The Ick Factor

The third and final day on the Mojave Road trail was an idyllic morning.  I had woken up around 6AM and could feel the peaceful air from inside by ground tent.  Not a breath of wind was to be heard … Continue reading

Posted in Trail Team, Travel | Leave a comment

Summer is amazing!

After graduation from DeeMack last year, Summer accepted the Federal Air Force Scholarship for College Tuition.  She had to have the grades and get through the interviews to make this happen. Her high standing in Civil Air Patrol also boosted … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Leave a comment

Peggy the Time Machine

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mojave Road Breakdown thwarted!

  When you are driving 1000’s of miles… Even in a newer car… You have to be ready to deal with a sudden failure.   We drive Toyota’s for a reason…  More reliability on or off the road no matter where … Continue reading

Posted in Trail Team | Leave a comment