Boxing at the Couer D’Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho

I took in the Thursday night fights at Couer D’Alene Casino with George, a friend from work. We’ve done this once a year the past few years. George knows my old boxing coach (Andy R.) and when we discovered this he told Andy he knew me. Since then Andy has invited us to attend the boxing matches in Worley with him and a friend of his, Jerry.

The last two years we noticed a bar in Rockport that looked interesting. Frednecks is on Highway 58 in Rockport but we’ve been late getting to the matches before so didn’t stop. This year we did.

Frednecks is a great place (as inidcated in my previous post). After a few beverages and a steak dinner, we found Andy and Jerry at the match. Since the main event was a local favorite, Favio Medina, and it was the IBA Junior Middle Weight Title, it was standing room only.

George and I got into the fights a little late but just in time to see the first knockout of the night. This card only had 6 matches. That’s plenty for me considering we buy general admission tickets so either stand or sit on the metal bleachers.

After the fights we all get together for more refreshments and catch up. Anyone who knows Andy knows he can tell stories all night long and remember every name of every individual he talks about going all the way back to his childhood. It’s amazing.

IPAQ PDA Wireless Test w/Image

I’m testing the ability to email directly to my blog with photos. It’s not too complicated and should be much simpler than updating the blog via the Blogger interface. The Blogger interace is not well designed for mobile devices and takes some dexterity in getting around to edit, post, add photos, and send. Via my IPAQ’s messaging interface this is easy. I can open a photo with the HP Image Zone, edit the photo for size, select File>Send and it automagically attaches to an email where I can add the text of the post. The above photo of my granddaughter Stella was sent this way.

I also finished my Roads to Quoz post of 11/11/08.

Riding to Maine Updates

I’ve updated Riding to Maine at hog-blog.net

  1. Added all photo galleries – An old concept relearned but makes things easy and gives readers another option. They can read the Journals which are daily logs of the trip with all the details and some photos or the photo galleries which have less verbage but all the photos.
  2. I’ve completed Journals for Days 1-7 (US-52 on the Ohio River) and all Photo Galleries for the trip. I’ve commented on Days 1-4, Days 5-6, and the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, IA in the Photo Galleries. Will update the other galleries later.

Your comments are welcome.

Riding to Maine Updates

I’ve updated Riding to Maine at hog-blog.net

  1. Added all photo galleries – An old concept relearned but makes things easy and gives readers another option. They can read the Journals which are daily logs of the trip with all the details and some photos or the photo galleries which have less verbage but all the photos.
  2. I’ve completed Journals for Days 1-7 (US-52 on the Ohio River) and all Photo Galleries for the trip. I’ve commented on Days 1-4, Days 5-6, and the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, IA in the Photo Galleries. Will update the other galleries later.

Your comments are welcome.

Growing Up

I added a new story to the Hog-Blog web site. It’s about a time in my life when things weren’t so fun and an interaction with my mother regarding my attitude. It’s also about an important lesson I learned.

http://mysite.verizon.net/hoglar/old_school/growingup.htm

Forgot to add a blog earlier regarding the “Wild Hogs”; hilarious! I can see why the critics panned the flic but, if you ride, you will see yourself and friends in a lot of the antics.

New Blog

I began this blog at Blogger.com back in 2005 but began keeping the blog on the Hog Blog web site for the past year or so. I have found it’s a little clunky maintaining it on my own site and Blogger.com has more options. I’m going to give Blogger.com another try so check here for future blogs. If I change anything it will be announced here and on the home page of the Hog Blog.

Some of the archived blogs below are located here or on myweb site (click the link above-right). Future posts will be here for now.