After a few years off it was good to meet up with the guys for another “dudes weekend” of inappropriate jokes, great food by chef Jimmy and enjoying The Beav.
As usual the long weekend trip started with all of us flying into Salt Lake City meeting up and eating at The Red Iguana to Pre-Game the weekend of skiing on Beaver Mountain with some amazing Mexican food and local hospitality.
Then the drive to the Idaho… let the games begin…
Dinner… As usual Jim did not disappoint with a home made Italian sausage and pasta with a tasty red sauce and a field greens salad.
Chef Jimmy breaks out some home cured bacon and eggs for breakfast. And we head to the Beav for our “first run”…
The snow was wet and deep the day was cloudy and cold which made for a challenging day when you have not been skiing for a few years… But all in all it was an awesome day and just good to be in it (so to speak).
After a day of skiing back to the cabin for yet another treat for the tastebuds.
Tonight it’s a pork roast, polenta with sautéed spinach and mushrooms.
Not sure if it’s the skiing or the food that is the best part of the trip. 😉
Wow!!! Just perfect.
Papa John wells cooked up some of his world famous pancakes and home cured bacon and we were off to Beaver Mountain again for some skiing.
The pictures say it all.
Perfectly, incredible day of skiing or riding … the sun was out, 5+ inches of fresh powder and no more than a 3-5min wait in lift lines. Oh and did I mention the runs were practically empty.
1) Never accuse someone of a leak… wearing Austin power type straight pants with your zipper open.
2) The value of Patina
3) How to fork a lime
I feel very lucky to have been able to share an incredible motorcycle ride adventure with my brother and now able to share a cruising adventure with my sister, my niece, and my mom in the same year.
The day started off taking a redeye flight from Los Angeles only to have a tug hit the plane and experiencing a two hour delay.
It all worked out as we got into Miami this morning and got on the boat as planned.
We just left South Beach and are now on our way out to sea.
If you can call 10 floors of floating luxury little Empress of the Seas is one of the smallest in the fleet, but still manages to have a very cool outdoor theater to fully take advantage of the perfectly warm 80s degree evening. Midnight movie of Batman v. Superman anyone? 😃
Awesome sight to wake up to….
Dawn rocks the house at karaoke night singing some Christina Aguilera… Note she’s not even reading the lyrics to sing the song. 🙂
The bad news… We were supposed to headed to the keys… Re-routing due to “tropical storm activity”
This is the main pool… Might not look like much in this video but trust me you don’t want to be in it… Gonna be some sea sick folks tonight.
Arrived into Nassau safe and sound. We had an awesome day with a local driver that took us all around to see the local and tourist sights…
It’s been a long time coming but my brother and I decided to not only explore an international F1 race, but turn it into a motorcycle adventure…
We are leaving Chicago on two wheel American Iron bound for Montreal for a weekend of F1 racing.
Go Lewis! Let’s do this.
Stay tuned daily updates and photographs to follow…
1760 mile roundtrip route planned. L
The goal by the end of the day is Canadian border. Although we are not going though Detroit we are going through Flint… So we will need to pack our own water. 😞
End of day 1
400 mile ride is completed. No issues, no concerns… perfect day. It was nip and tuck but luckily we did not get rained on… 😏
Bedding for the night at the luxurious “Best Western” at the US/Canadian border (last time Freddy makes the hotel planning).
Tomorrow we will do it again.
We are heading out to Canada. First stop London then Toronto.
Kingston and perhaps Montreal… We’ll see how it goes…
Those “Smart” Canadianians! I love the SMART Car dedicated space. ROFLMAO 😂
Well after checking in, meeting up with Our gracious city host Lise and making our way to the track we all enjoyed a beautiful sunny day watching the cars try out tires and set up adjustments.
Gotta love that fact you can put transitions in video snippets on your iPhone.
Enjoy the very sweet sounding 6-Cylinders of 2016 F1 Cars.
Slept in today… and apparently I snore… “very loudly” according to my brother. (He has video but I’ll spare you all)
I can honestly say that the one thing better than a day of riding might be a good night of sleeping. LOL 😊
Great day of qualifying!
Well, for us F1 fans… It think this says it all…
A tad bit of rain hence the bright yellow rain suit (which Freddy calls my space suit) but I was dry…
I’m going to close this blog with the dedication of this trip to Tom Edwards. One of my best friends (20+ years)… an awesome friend, a true car guy, F1 (and Lewis Hamilton) fan, husband & father, and just a great person. Sadly he died of a heart attack just prior to the start of my trip.