Category: Miata MX-5

Day 3: Chicago

I brought snow.

Sharka roadtrip day 3: Chicago – Lotsa walking and no driving. I saw some sights and museums and cool stuff today. I drove not one bit. It was awesome. The snow was less awesome, but at least I didn’t have to drive in it. I brought snow from Columbus. Chicago was fine when I got […]


Ohio to Chicago


Day 2 of the adventure: Ohio to Chicago! My room was warm. My car was not. Though it doesn’t look like much, this is a nice 1/8″ thick layer of ice on Sharka. And though that doesn’t SOUND like much, it’s enough to make it hard to thaw the back window (plastic) and open the […]


In Chicago!

Too tired to update. Will type in the morning. But I’m here in Chicago, safe and sound. I had a totally boring drive with truckers playing inchy-squinchy as they passed each other at inches-per-minute every step of the way. sigh. stupid trucks.



Stopping by the Hotel on a Snowy Evening

Prepare for some inane, immature, car-guy ranting and gushing. My day started at 4:15 am. I didn’t sleep really well. I kept dreaming of things like not being allowed on the plane with all my tools (which were checked) and not being allowed to land due to the ice and snow and the car having […]


at the airport!

on my itouch at the airport in abq feelin spiffy. And excited. And warm.


Almost time!

The next time I sit on the couch in my living room, I’ll be a Miata owner again. I’ll have a winter road trip adventure under my belt. I’ll have lots of pix, lots of stories, and an experience I’ve never had. I’m excited. Yet the ice storm in Columbus today has me a little […]



Travel Gear

What do you pack when you plan to pick up an unknown car and drive it 1800 miles in the winter time? THIS! Click the shot to go to flickr and see notes explaining what everything is. I’ll be adding oil and other liquid stuff once I actually pick up the car. And my tripod […]


1800 Miles

the map

This is my planned route. First stop – the car. Then I stay in Columbus for the night. I think flying and getting the car will be enough for the day. 2nd stop: Chicago. I’ll stay with my dear friends Dave and April for a couple days and check out Chicago a bit. The weather […]


First post!

Howdy! Welcome to my blog. I generally suck at updating these things, so the chances of me keeping up with it regularly are quite low. But I’ll try my best. It is pretty spiffy that I get a one-click blog install with my web host. It was way easy to set up. Anyway, the point […]


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