Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Morning Jacket

I cant wait for the new album. Kelly and I have our tickets to seem them in October. They are definitely one of the best live acts performing today. I wonder if Jim James and the crew ran across the video below when writing this song.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Important Things in Life

Kelly and I once again ventured down I-65 to Louisville over the weekend. I can't even fathom how many times I have done this drive over my life, but this was by far the most expensive, with $4.00 gas, even in the middle of Indiana. Our main reason for the trip was to see my family, on both my Mom and Dad's sides. If was great to see family and spend some quality time with the grandparents. On top of catching up with family, the weather was beautiful, and allowed us to get to a couple of the Louisville parks for some outdoor fun. For those of you who have never been to Louisville, they have one of the better city park systems in the country. The original park system was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, Sr. and provides a ton of opportunities for outdoor fun.

Saturday we went to Iroquois Park, which is in walking distance of my Aunt Paula's house. We walked to the top of the overlook. At the top I split off to go for a run on the trails. It was great running in the woods on some hilly terrain.

On Sunday we headed over to Cherokee Park. Kelly and Paula took the pooch for a hike, while I went for a ride. This park is in the middle of popular residential area, and has miles and miles of singletrack. On top of the dirt trails, there is a main hilly loop road that has one lane dedicated to running and riding. It is really a beautful park, and the vibe I got would be if you took the Palos trails and placed it right on the Chicago lakefront. I rode for a couple of hours on some really nice and pretty challenging singletrack.

On top of the park system, the City is in the process of constructing a 100 mile loop bike path around the City. They are really working on becoming a bike friendly city. On a quick trip to downton Louisville we saw lots of people on bikes and stopped by the Yojimbos-esque bike shop, The Bike Depot., with lots of fixies and urban hipsters hanging around.

As for food we checked out a couple of local joints.

On Satruday morning we went to Wild Eggs for breakfast The food was very good, probably some of the best breakfast food I have ever tasted.

That evening we went to Maido. Maido is a Japanese small plate/sushi bar. The food was excellent with fresh fish. My favorite cooked plate was the ginger pork. On top of the food they had an awesome beer menu with Piraat, La Chouffe, and Bells. Belgium beer and asian food is surprisingly a good combo.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My Four Seconds of Fame

Thanks to the Bonebell Crew for all the support at Treadfest. All the encouragement kept me going throughout the race. Good times were had by all!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

On the Backroads of Life...

...and off the information super highway. Well sort of, we did have TV on our trip, but no email or internet. Pretty nice for a couple of weeks. Hawaii (Maui and Kauai) are amazing places with so much natural beauty. I could try to describe it, but hopefully our photos will do it more justice.