Riding with Sonora – 8/17/2019

I got a top box installed on my 2017 V-Strom 650 at Flying Tiger Motorcycles. I wasn’t sure how it was going to look as it seemed quite large when it was sitting on the ground next to the bike.

Much to my delight, the top box appears to be a great size. To celebrate, I went home and picked up Sonora and took her out for a ride with me.

We headed out to the graffiti wall to check out the recent paintings.

We both enjoy looking at the art and find a motorcycle a great way to experience it!

Hogan Haake

Cell Phone Repair – 8/13/2019

Sonora has been having bad luck with cell phones recently. The newest one she has was dropped and the screen cracked quite badly.

Her phone was a low end phone and paying a company to replace the screen was almost the cost of purchasing a new phone. Lucky for us, we heard about one of her friend’s dad performing this task himself at home. With the help of a Youtube video and parts online, a new screen and tools came in the mail.

I take no credit (nor do I have painted nails) for any of the repairs. Here are a few shots of the process. Its been a few months since the repair and you would never know an amateur replaced the screen.

Thanks to my amazing wife Danelle who did all the work and made it look easy!

Hogan Haake

August Sunset Race – 8/8/2019

August celebrated our 129th Sunset Race on the second Thursday of the month. This month, we were going downstream from Greentree ramp in Kirkwood to the Meramec Marina. There, we’ll tie up the boats and get some pizza and beer before heading back upstream. Eight paddlers made the trip. its always interesting taking over the marina tying upĀ  boats anywhere we can get space.

Look closely and you’ll actually see three kayaks in this photo.

Bernie didn’t waste any time getting to his beer. His shirt is soaked from the workout, so its okay.

Melissa has never been here before and loves the vibe!

Jason behind the umbrella post, Jay, and JoJo.

Melissa wanted to see how to get from the marina to land, and loves it.

Overview of the marina.

Looking upriver on the way back. JoJo is in the middle with Melissa in front of the canoe. We had a fun time chatting and paddling.

The Sunset Race is always a blast. Join us any time and paddle with friends!

Hogan Haake

 

Jen’s Birthday – 8/4/19

Josh was planning a surprise birthday party for his wife Jen. This is a milestone birthday party. There are rumors that she might have just turned 40 but I will not confirm or deny.

Mom and I were there to celebrate with them. Corvin and dad were off on a uni-cycling adventure and missed the fun. I had a good time hanging out with the adults and entertaining Robert and Eve.

Sonora Haake

July – 2019

Another crazy month of random activities has come and gone. We used to dye our hair as a family, but I’m getting old and less fun. However, Sonora dyed her hair what is supposed to be red and blue but looks more purple and pink.

Corvin and Sonora both got some quality time with both cats at once.

As always, Danelle is looking smokin’ hot!

Hogan Haake