The following is a true story, only the names have been changed, to protect the guilty.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

April Randoms

Hey Y'all, I'm still alive and kicking.....sorry it's been so long. I got a new job, still a sheet metal worker, but am working lots of hours. I've been playing a lot but when the day ends I pretty much chill out in front of the TV and go to bed. The following posts will be mostly image dumps with captions. Hopefully you'll get something out of them, and I'll feel like I've still been keeping a journal of the things I do.
The boys had their regional gymnastics meet in Lincoln Nebraska, of course I brought a bike and did some riding in the capital city.

It turns out there is some off road riding on the south end of the city close enough for me to ride to from out hotel. It wasn't much but getting out on warm spring day is always nice.

Lincoln also has an extensive bike path system that skirts the outer perimeter along Salt Creek as well through the middle of town along  Antelope Creek.   

Doesn't look like much....but, G Man and Super Y took their first ride on road bikes. These were hand me downs from their mom. Lynn and I have held on to all of her old bikes for when they would fit them. The ride went well but took me longer to get the bikes road worthy than we actually rode.  

First time for any of us on the Dakota Rail Trail From Wayzata to Mound

GMan, Big D , Sammo and myself were up on the north shore for a weekend hiking and exploring  

Handstands near Black Beach

Caribou Falls were pretty spectacular on this hike  

it's pretty hard to read.....says. OLD MINE IN CREEK 

Guess what this is    OLD MINE IN CREEK

By April work on the Vikings stadium was starting wrap up, but definitly not winding down. The last few weeks were super busy with some over time that I avoided as much as possible 

Approximately every 60 days we got a free lunch as a safety incentive....these were the tables set for that day.

This was one of the first times they opened all the giant doors...they move very slow but the fresh air entering the work space was nice as the stadium was getting kind of warm 

My company did all of the kitchens and concessions, this is Vince welding the end of  a serving counter just before fitting it up into the opening 

This is how I ended up in Lincoln NE...the boys did well and generally had a good time 
  D Rider ..............out