Friday, December 24, 2010

Where did 2010 go?


...I'm not sure where it went so fast, but I guess I was just too busy to post this year. I'm currently working on my business and settling in after the big move to Seattle, but I hope to update this blog with pix and all the highlight from 2010. Check back as I'll be posting all kinds of fun stuff from Gus n Red's Scooter Shack, including scooter club news, events, shows and fun scooter-related posts!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and all the best in 2011!
-Red

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Summer Scooter Pictures

Here are links to my photographs from the different events that I went to:

Oyster Run 2009

Festa Italiana 2009


Wurst Rally Ever 2009


R2DQ 4

Westender's Tour di Mari 2


Hamster Run 2009


5711 SC ride to Mukilteo

Snohomish Black Cat Westender's Ride


Vashon Island Lavender Fest Westender's ride


Operation Chano 11.7.09


You'll wanna save the date for this event. It is open to the public and you'd have fun while supporting Sean's amazing family. See you there! Click on image to enlarge.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Summer Scooter Adventures

It's been awhile since I've blogged since I've been so busy with all sorts of scooter adventures! It's been a fun summer and now it's winding down with the rains of September setting in.

Last weekend, my family and I camped up in Lynden, WA at the KOA. My parents love this place because there is so much to do for the kids, so they booked us 5 spots along the pond. I decided it would be fun to scoot up the backroads and meet them.



The ride up was pretty good, despite tons of road construction. I was scouting back roads for our ride to BC on Labor Day weekend, so it was good for me to see where it got sticky so I can plan a re-route for Friday with the group. My favorite parts of the trip were when I rode along the water, up Pioneer Hwy north of Stanwood...and also the ever infamous Chuckanut Drive offered spectacular views. I stopped over in Conway to see my Aunt and Uncle for a break, and she and I gathered a shopping bag full of plums from the tree in her yard for me to take to my family. They were delicious!!

The weekend was full of swimming, putt putt golf, s'mores, and there was a bicycle poker run on Saturday. We all biked/walked around the campground to 5 different locations, drawing a card at each stop and collecting the best poker hand. Prizes were awarded at the end by the family that runs the campground, and my nephew Brandon collected a 3 of a kind and won the top prize, a $40 pass where he treated us all to a round of putt putt golf. He even got to go out on a paddleboat, what a blast!




We also had a round of Chubby Bunny around the campfire, where we all see who can stuff the most marshmallows in our mouths while saying "I am a chubby bunny!". We get to laughing so hard, it's really hard not to. My nephew Michael on the other hand, broke the record at 14!! This makes for some fun, and very GROSS pictures too! haha!



I wish the family could have camped longer than the weekend, we all agreed that we need to do this again! We used to camp together each year in Leavenworth and at Flowing Lake in Snohomish, but we were amazed that it had already been since 2005 since the last camp trip together. We will not let another 4 years go by before doing this again!



The ride home on Sunday was gorgeous! I was enjoying the ride so much, I forgot to turn off Chuckanut Drive at Bow Hill Rd and ended up in Burlington. I plugged in the GPS and went on an adventure and stumbled upon Big Lake on my way out to Hwy 9. If you have not done this ride, you should check it out when you are up in the neighborhood. After I rounded Lake McMurray, I decided I really wanted to cut back over and stop in Conway for lunch at the pub there. My aunt's family owns it, so it's great to go there after a long ride and get treated like royalty! It's always fun pulling in with my scoot and finding a parking spot amongst the rows of harleys! My cousin Brady was working, so I made sure that we got a picture together! I had the pan fried oysters and enjoyed a pint o brew while sitting in the sun. At that point, I wish I could lay down for nap, but I had to ride on.





I stopped at my sister's in Marysville and snapped this pic of the dogs. This is how *I* felt after the long weekend of playing! More pix can be found on my Facebook page. I didn't take as many as I normally would because my sister was doing an amazing job of taking pix with her super nice camera. Can't wait to see the pix!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Days 4-8: California


I am updating my blog at the airport as I get ready to fly out from San Jose. We were having so much fun that I didn't take the time to blog and wait for pictures to upload.

In the meantime, take a look at my friend Gretchen's blog which is full of great pics of all the fun we were having...and describes the remaining days of this wonderful trip.

vespaventure.blogspot.com

All of my Amerivespa 2009 pictures can be found at my Flickr page.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day Three - Coos Bay to Eureka

Guess what? I found out today that you can now go to www.scooterinsanity.org to track our journey down Hwy 101 toward San Jose. There, you just click on “Track The Ride” and it is updated hourly when we're on the road.



So today we woke up in Coos Bay and grabbed a quick breakfast and hit the road. The coast was MAGNIFICENT. The wind was RELENTLESS! We drove into Gold Beach for a fuel up and for an awesome lunch at the Double D diner. By far, the best service we've had for lunch! Then we drove into Brookings and the temp climbed to a sweltering heat that was almost unbearable in all our gear, but then, just past town as we drove on and the temp dropped back down and I temporarily had to wear my thermal gloves.



Driving into the Redwoods really took my breath away and was so picturesque. I took many photographs using my onboard camera and even managed to shoot some video of us rolling out onto the coastline. We even got to see Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox, and even rolled up onto a herd of Elk in a yard and took tons of pics.




Once we got into Eureka we fueled up again and checked into the hotel. The Scotts had left earlier in the day and had hit the liquor store and had drink mixin's waiting for us. We then walked down to the Lost Coast Brewery and met up with some local scooterists who plan on being at Amerivespa also. Also, a fellow named Rich, from BC, who is also on his way to Amerivespa, drove by and saw the scoots and stopped in to eat with us.

We then got back to the hotel and then had a nice soak in the hot tub and took a swim in the pool. Total mileage today was approx. 241. Tomorrow will be a longer day as we journey toward Santa Rosa. Gorgeous!!