Katy Trail Boonville, MO – 7/7/2017

I was going to KC to pick up Sonora after a week with her cousins. I got the bright idea to leave early and ride on the Katy Trail in Boonville, MO. So I jumped out of work early and packed up getting on the road quickly. I was in Boonville before I knew it and crossed north over the Missouri river to a trail head. I went east towards Rocheport, MO hoping to reach the town.

I did see some fantastic sights along the way. I turned around after the 8 mile mark and came all the way back and then some more to go over the Missouri river.

I ended up riding about 18 miles on a perfect evening. On the remaining drive to KC, I told my dad I was coming in so they would expect me. Then in the morning, I went out to the campsite and picked Sonora up. It was a very quick out and back, but worth it to spend that one on one time with Sonora in the car.

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Katy Trail with Corvin – 7/6/2017

Corvin and I went out for a unicycle ride on the Katy Trail. We didn’t set any distance or time records, but we did spend time together. I like hearing Corvin talk about his life and the things that interest him. He even got up on the big unicycle for a bit. While he can do it, its still a little much for him. But at the rate he is growing and getting better, its only a matter of time.

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Kansas City – 7/1/2017

We made a trip to KC to drop Sonora off for the week. She wanted to spend the Independence Day holiday with her uncle and cousins. So we went in town. While we were there Henry invited Corvin and I to the shooting range with him. Corvin had only ever shot a .22 riffle and was excited.

And a short video of Henry firing a round

After the range, we went to Hiatt’s house as it was the reason we came in town. Hiatt was being goofy and I got a shot of him!

Its no Kawasaki Ninja, but it’ll have to do for now.

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First Waterfall Paddle – 6/24/2017

We finally had our first paddle at Waterfall. We went from Morris Mill back to our property. After we got settled, there is a bit of rapid to get through very close to the start. I went left with Sonora and barely made it. There was lots of bracing and getting my foot out of the boat to get us off the rocks. I sent Danelle and Corvin to the right to portage, but they ran it. It turned out much better for them. We definitely fared better than the jet ski we found!

Back near our property, we were frustrated to find two bobcats moving flood debris from a house straight into the river.

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Chicken and Waffle Day – 6/23/2017

Our second Chicken and Waffle day at the office was a success. We started early with mimosas.

Before long it was lunch time and we fired up three waffle irons and three deep fryers. One of the deep fryers didn’t work, so we were down to two. To speed up the process this year, we purchased breaded chicken tenders. Then fried great and saved tons of time. Nobody left hungry and there were plenty of leftovers!

Adam and Jesse getting ready.

Kris preparing to deep fry some Twinkies, Oreos, and pickles.

No, its not a selfie! Kristen is taking a photo of the room.

Darth Vader shaped waffle with chicken on it.

Dan getting ready to eat.

Several toppings to choose from.

Ann waiting for a deep fried treat!

Jesse had somewhere to be, so he made a to-go plate!

Brandon getting ready to eat.

Daniel burned his hand on the fryer.

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