130th Sunset Race – 9/12/2019

The Sunset Race is always a good time. Today, I was racing with JoJo and Jason in a Spencer Canoes C3. We are consider taking this boat on the MR340 together this year if the river stops flooding.

As an added bonus, Jeff Hug came out to paddle as well. We’ve worked together in the past and he’s a great guy. Nothing is better than a great night out paddling with friends!

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Herman’s Wedding – 8/31/2019

My brother Herman is getting married! He lives in Warsaw, Mo, but is getting married in Sedalia. Family of course came in town to see the big day. In traditional Haake fashion, we did it our way. I started off the party of weirdness when the lady at the hotel desk asked for a description of the car. The photo below is what transpired.

I got a very strange look from the lady when she saw what I wrote. Family was already there and we all started getting ready for the wedding.

It didn’t take long before we were all dressed and waiting for the ceremony to start. Before long, Nikki and Herman were up there taking their vows and enjoying their party!

After the ceremony, we retreated indoors to the barn to celebrate more!

Mom getting a little crazy!

Hanging out with uncle Mike.

Mom, Kalie, and Hannah

Dad, Me, and Corvin

Look, a truck. I would guess a Ford, but I don’t see a tow truck.

Groomsmen

Everyone except for Hayden.

Nikki and Herman entering the reception.

Somebody wrote on dad’s window…

I love out of town weddings because everybody stays in the same hotel and its a constant party. Here’s to Herman and Nikki!

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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!

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Stream Team Picnic – 7/27/2019

My sister Hannah was in town for the weekend. We took her to the annual Stream Team picnic held on the last Saturday in July. Danelle is involved, so we had work to do, but Hannah didn’t mind. During the drive down, I wanted to impress my baby sister by showing her how cool I am! I sure hope it worked.

Sonora tried to impress her aunt with a more subtle style.

Once at the picnic, I went off to cook a few hundred hamburgers and hot dogs on a massive grill. Hannah made herself at home.

A look at some of the festivities.

Eventually, after lunch, I switched roles and turned into the shuttle driver for the tube float. I put a few tubes on top of the van to maximize the passengers I could take. I’m proud to say I didn’t loose a single tube after all of the trips!

Later that night when we were back at home, Hannah, Danelle, and I walked up to the VFW hall near my house to get a few beers. Talk about a great finish to an already great day!

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Henry and Carol’s 50th Anniversary – 7/14/2019

My in-laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Danelle and Brian organized a party at Cyrano’s to celebrate. Many years before, Henry and Carol had one of their first dates at Cyrano’s, making the venue especially appropriate.

We were very excited to have a great turnout.  All of Henry and Carol’s siblings, children, and grandchildren were there, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

It’s not a party without a little fun influencing the next generation of trouble-makers!

I didn’t catch the joke, but there was a lot of laughing!

With the grandkids….

Brian and Danelle each said a few words talking about their parents.

It seems that the Haake family has not quite cornered the market on goofiness.  Carol with her brother and sister made sure the columns at Cyrano’s would be able to stand up against some massive pressure.

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