Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This is a drawing that I did at the request of my friend, Donna. It's going to be used for a benefit in the memory of her son, Tyler- all part of a weekend of family camping and a giant softball tournament coming up in July. Stuff will be raffled as well, and this drawing of a Red Sox Turtle will be one of the raffle items.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday the rain stopped long enough for a motorcycle ride. The occasion was that Steve Lavigne had come down from Maine to take possession Pete's old Honda Rune. Steve and I were a little bleary-eyed from the night before's activities so the original plan to ride to Rhinebeck, NY was scrapped in favor of a much less demanding route that kept us somewhat closer to home. In attendance were me, Pete, Eric and Steve. I think that this was Eric's first ride of any considerable distance.
Anyhow, we had a terrific ride- saw a bigfoot (see Pete's blog) which along with Eric's special diarrhoea joke were probably the highlights of the trip.
Here we are parked up atop Southern Vermont's Hogback Mountain.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Last week I wrapped up the pencilling of Dan's Tales issue (63) which is the sequel to the Leatherhead/Marlin story that was Tales 50. As well, Pete had given me the script for TMNT 32 about a month ago and had asked me recently when I thought I might be able to get started on it, so I used the pause in my schedule to do the layouts on that book.
These things finished, a little time away really appealed to me. I took Thursday and Friday off, and rode the Yamaha up to Lake George, NY- where there was a big motorcycle rally going on. Americade attracts bikers on a national scale and many thousands show up to enjoy the great roads and scenery of the Adirondacks region of New York. From there I rode north and spent the night in Ticonderoga.
Day 2, I had the great idea to ride to New Hampshire and the White Mountains. It took me a lot longer than I thought it would, I think just because there is no really good direct route. Still, I got to see tons of rural Vermont and NH and the weather was superb so I can't really complain too much. 2 pm got me into Lincoln, on the Western end of the Kancamagus. This highway runs up through the mountains and is just a spectacular ride. After that, my goal achieved, I headed home.
My ass screaming for mercy, I pulled into my driveway at 8 that night. Total mileage, about 630.