Webster Groves Pops Concert – 2/20/2019

Welcome to the 2019 Webster Groves Pops Concert. Dad was able to come in town to see the concert before making a quick exit the next day.

Corvin on the bass, back row third from right.

Sonora on violin, back row second chair.

What concert would be complete without ice cream or McDonald’s for those not willing to wait in line!

Hogan Haake

123rd Sunset Race – 2/14/2019

Its Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t stop the Sunset Race. I’ve been married long enough that it isn’t a highly encouraged [or else] type of holiday. Actually, we both agree its a made up holiday, but that is another topic.

I started off the Sunset Race with a unicycle ride. Even after all these times of the Sunset race, I still get excited every month. So getting in a ride before the paddle is a good way to help calm myself down. I even turned a few segments of my ride into a video if you’re curious.

This is what my two of my favorite hobbies look like together!

We had a great race err paddle. We didn’t go all the way to 141, but we still had fun. One dark photo at the Simpson Lake damn.

Hogan Haake

Snow – 1/12/2019

We love the snow partly because we don’t get enough of it. Sometimes, we even do crazy things! A look at how deep the snow is.

That is a canoe I forgot to put away before the snow.

I was too lazy to put on socks or shoes, so I went shopping in sandals. There was wet snow everywhere so my feet were a bit cold, but not too bad.

And a video of our poor cats.

Hogan Haake

Snow and the Wrong House! – 1/11/2019

We had a large snow storm hit St. Louis and I decided it would be fun to go out driving in the snow. Corvin was excited to join me as he also wanted to drive in the snow. I picked a decent sized street and started heading west. I had an idea where we might go, but decided to just see where the weather took us.

As it turns out, I found a very well lit parking lot with about 8 inches of snow in it. I started off driving around. Eventually, Corvin got his first turn driving in deep snow. It was great practice for him, but he was not ready for the streets. It turned out to be a great decision as there were at least 100 cars off the road during our drive. I was worried several times about if we would make it or not.

When it felt like we could go no farther west and should o home I decided to risk it and just surprise Steve at his house. So we drove over and parked in his driveway. He wasn’t answering his phone, but that didn’t stop us! Ring on the doorbell a few times and text him some photos.

Eventually we called Jackie, Steve’s wife, who answered her cell from out of town. She suggested that we go around back and knock on the sliding door till the dog barked and made Steve see what was going on. As we were preparing to go around back, a neighbor called to us from the sidewalk with a flashlight to see what was going on.

To make a long story short, we were at the wrong house and he wanted to know what was going on. I apologized and we moved on. I called Jackie and got the right house number and we had a nice laugh about it.

I was glad the neighbor stopped us before we really scared the homeowner of the wrong house. It was a great adventure with Corvin!

Hogan Haake