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A brush with the history of Elvis Presley

August 16, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Today, August 16, is the anniversary of the death of Rock n’ Roll icon Elvis Aaron Presley. The singer, born in Mississippi in 1935 was found dead on this date at his home in Graceland in 1977. It was June 2012

Logging 114 miles Indiana to Wisconsin

July 14, 2019 – Franklin, WI – Started the morning early at 6 a.m. to beat the 90-degree heat. Didn’t think I’d be wrapping up at 8:30 p.m. with 114 miles under my belt. Munster, Indiana and along the lake shore in Chicago, then to Kenosha was my intent.

Morocco, Indiana: Home of Hoosier hospitality

July 13, 2019 – Morocco, IN – Spent much of the day Thursday weaving my way north from Lafayette, IN towards Chicago with the goal to avoid Gary, IN, for safety reasons. I fell shy of Gary and rolled into Morocco, Indiana; a metropolis struggling to eke out a

VIDEO | Max’s Cubbard: Throwback diner in Lebanon, Indiana

July 11, 2019 – Lebanon, IN -You know  you’ve fallen into Mayberry when there is a Farmers’ Market on Monday evening across from the county courthouse and an IGA grocery on the corner. Two clerks dressed in dark blue IGA shirts stood at the end of their checkout lines watching

Fast-paced Gettysburg

July 10, 2019 – Gettysburg, PA – The amount of history represented in Gettysburg is phenomenal, if not a bit of a sensory overload. The grand statues, somber cemeteries, and stories of war, advancements, retreats and death. Lincoln Cemetery in Gettysburg was created by Sons of Good Will in

Drifting into Gettysburg, PA

July 7, 2019 – Gettysburg, PA – Dodged a number of horse apples on the highway as I made my way from Lancaster to Gettysburg, PA. The 62 miles could best be described as a “slog” or a ride with searing temps in the 90’s, growing inclines and harried

VIDEO | Bicycling into Amish country

July 6, 2019 – Lancaster, PA – A horse and buggy pulled out in front of me as I pedaled west on Hwy 23 toward Lancaster, PA on Friday. Aside from the clip clop of the hooves on the pavement and the traditional straw hats and suspenders, it’s the

VIDEO | The Philadelphia experience

July 5, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – A whirlwind of a July 4th in Philadelphia that was loaded with red, white and blue history and an Amazing-Race effort to complete as many of the Philly attractions in six hours as possible. First order of business: bike 25 miles from

Video | Fourth of July festivities ramping up in Philadelphia

July 4, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – Live from Philadelphia on July 4. I’m at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where voices are being geared up for the free grand finale concert starring Jennifer Hudson and Meghan Trainor tonight. Side note: As this is her hometown, the city of Philadelphia

Adding New Jersey license plate to the collection

July 3, 2019 – Madison, NJ – Pushing along on the 2019 bike tour from Newark, NJ to Wisconsin. My new best friend Scott from Gulf Service in Madison, NJ had a pile of plates and he was happy to shed one from his collection. It made my day.

Red, white, and blue bunting popular for July 4 holiday

July 2, 2019 – Caldwell, NJ – A holiday tradition is alive and well in New Jersey, and I expect Washington County as well, as folks hang their red, white, and blue bunting to celebrate the Fourth of July. The President Grover Cleveland boyhood home in Caldwell, NJ has

Another Amazing Biking Adventure: Newark, NJ to West Bend

July 1, 2019 – Newark, NJ – Another year, another pedaling adventure; this tour is Newark, NJ to West Bend. Hoping to make a lot of history stops. -Adventure began Sunday when my flight was cancelled. The Newark Airport had completely shut down because of a plane that blew

VIDEO | On Palm Sunday a visit to El Rosario Church in San Salvador

April 14,  2019 – San Salvador – Today is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. It is the day Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem and a large crowd gathered. They laid palm branches across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. The hundreds of

VIDEO | Day 8: Adventure in El Salvador – Celebrating 13 projects including chicken coops, hardware store, and education

Jan. 26, 2019 – El Salvador – David and Nancy Slinde of West Bend are in the midst of their 30th trip to El Salvador. Since 2004 the couple have been working with various organizations in West Bend including the Noon Rotary, Sunrise Rotary and Our Saviors Lutheran Church

VIDEO | Day 5: Adventure in El Salvador – Visiting the crypt of Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez

Jan. 23, 2019 – El Salvador – It’s difficult to wrap your head around the impact one person has made, especially if the significance occurred in another country. One person in El Salvador who impacted the entire culture through multiple generations is Rev. Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez. For

VIDEO | Day 4: Adventure in El Salvador – Touring El Rosario Church in San Salvador

Jan. 22,  2019 – San Salvador – We spent three hours Monday touring San Salvador and learning its history. The most beautiful place was inside Iglesia El Rosario; described as “one of the finest churches in Central America.” The main street entrance of the church, across from Libertad Plaza, is locked. 

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s: Rickshaw bike for Samaritan Campus, or no?

July 16, 2018 – Washington County, WI – On June 28, 2018, Judy Steffes, longtime West Bend resident and editor of the Washington County Insider set out on her annual bicycle trek to raise funds for a cause that is near and dear to her heart – Alzheimer’s. Steffes’s

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is Riding in Tribute today to Joan Steffes

July 15, 2018 – Today the Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s will ride in tribute today to Joan Steffes. The 2018 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is raising money this year for a rickshaw for seniors at The Samaritan Campus, a 501c3, so all donations are tax deductible. Thanks to the

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is Riding in Tribute today to Samaritan Campus

July 14, 2018 – Today the Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s will ride in tribute today to Samaritan Campus. The 2018 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is raising money this year for a rickshaw for seniors at The Samaritan Campus, a 501c3, so all donations are tax deductible. Thanks to the

Amazing Ride turns into Amazing Race

July 14, 2018 – Traverse City, MI – I received word late last night that a young cousin of mine has died. We’re going to shift the tour a bit to a Plan B so I can get home to tie up loose ends and attend the service with

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is Riding in Tribute today to Gene Wendelborn

July 13, 2018 – Today the Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s will ride in tribute today to Gene Wendelborn. The 2018 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is raising money this year for a rickshaw for seniors at The Samaritan Campus, a 501c3, so all donations are tax deductible. Thanks to the

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s – A day in pictures

  July 13, 2018 – I was adopted in Harbor Springs, MI, by the wonderful Nancy Cook. She just came into the public library to renew a book and ended up taking us both home. Nancy was widowed several years ago after her husband Bob passed away following a

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is Riding in Tribute today to Alliance Services

July 12, 2018 – Today the Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s will ride in tribute today to Alliance Services. The 2018 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is raising money this year for a rickshaw for seniors at The Samaritan Campus, a 501c3, so all donations are tax deductible. Thanks to the

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is Riding in Tribute today to Esther Vrana

July 11, 2018 – Today the Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s will ride in tribute today to Esther Vrana. The 2018 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is raising money this year for a rickshaw for seniors at The Samaritan Campus, a 501c3, so all donations are tax deductible. Thanks to the

Follow the Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s 2018 with Judy Steffes

July 11, 2018 – Follow along with Judy Steffes on the Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s Tour 2018; don’t miss out on the adventure. To view all of the posts and videos since the beginning of the annual trek just CLICK HERE. Don’t forget to check back every day to find
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