St. Louis Mardi Gras – 2/10/2018

The annual tradition continued this year. The group was a bit smaller, but Jake came out for the first time. We met Laura downtown as well. As normal, there was too much drinking by all, but we won’t talk a bout that. Ohh, and its the first year we made it out early enough for the parade. How about some photos…

And how about some drama… We met the girl below when she fell over next to us and seemed to need some help.

The heel of her boot was coming off, she lost her friends, and was very drunk. We had an awkward moment when we helped her zip up her coat. We were actually doing our best to be gentleman and did not want to take any advantage of her. Eventually we walked her all the way back to the Hilton hotel where she finally met up with her friends. That whole ordeal took nearly 2 hours, but was worth it to do the right thing. But it sure was nice to get home!

Hogan Haake

January – 2018

What a super cold month! So cold in fact, there were pipes bursting all over town. One popped in my office building giving us some unexpected time off…

I tried to turn my driveway into an ice rink.

On a few of the warmer days, I got in some unicycle riding.

My parents came in town for Corvin’s Jazz concert. It was a  pretty decent concert.

Hogan Haake

 

110th Sunset Race – 1/11/2018

January and February Sunset races seem the hardest to get people to show up to. This month we had repeat new people, Ken and Mark, to paddle with us. Mark is fairly new to paddling and we needed to share some warm weather gear with him, but its fun to have new paddlers!

Hogan Haake

Winter Is Cold – 1/8/2018

Seems like a stupid title for a post, but this winter was colder than many in recent memory. Maybe not by average temperature, but there was about a week long cold spell that hand hundreds of burst pipes around the city. I found this one near my office spilling a huge quantity of water!

What was most amazing to me is how the concrete of the sidewalk got pushed up from the pressure of the water.

Hogan Haake