MO to VA

My favorite shirt is starting to show its age. A couple of holes have formed in the left armpit as well as the sleeve. It’s one of the eleven shirts I now have. I also have five tank tops, three pairs of jeans, two skirts (one short, one long) and two dresses (a casual one... Continue Reading →


Slick80 Nomads

Let’s chat. First, I’m going to apologize for being M.I.A for a while. I mean, life got a little cray you guys. And by cray, I mean life got a little disrupted, disorganized, scattered and re-located. Literally and maybe a tiny bit mentally. A little re-cap: The house at Slick80 is still standing. During the... Continue Reading →

Flood of the Ozarks

I’m working on my computer when I hear something fall, and maybe break I’m not really sure. I blame it on an annoying mouse but get up to check it out anyway. I grab my phone and while I put it into flashlight mode, I notice some water running along the floor. I thought perhaps... Continue Reading →

Keep On Keeping On

Hey everyone out there. It’s been a while I know. The last time we hung out, I believe I was sharing ridiculous anecdotes of the infamous VFW and Tylor was building trails somewhere hundreds of miles away. Well unfortunately for you, I no longer work at the VFW. Fortunately for me, I no longer have... Continue Reading →

Behind the Bar : The VFW

The VFW is a great place. It’s the only social hang out for 20 miles in all directions. Everyone knows everyone. VFW stands for Veterans of Foreign War. It’s a bar, a bingo hall and sometimes a wedding reception. It’s the only place for the community to go and where events are held. Anyone is... Continue Reading →

33 Years

For the May ROWDY, we had two people from Kansas City come down for the first time. Turns out they live pretty close to where we used to live in KC but some how never met. Instead we met because they chose to drive five hours to hang out here. And I’m so glad they... Continue Reading →

How Does One Get A Clone?

Hey all! It’s been a while since we chatted, I know, and I apologize. It’s raining so I think now is the perfect time to hang out. Would you like something to drink? A snack? I’ll wait. First of all, spring happened and I guess it’s summer now. I’m not really sure we even had... Continue Reading →

Our Sometimes Country Song Life

Last weekend we hosted our March ROWDY. Tylor met a friend in Ava who had ridden there all the way from Springfield. The two of them then rode to Slick80 from Ava, taking the Glade Top and gravel roads. As usual, the ROWDY brought down some good friends and it was a great time. It... Continue Reading →

Eggrolls & Sparkles

During the month of December, we were barely home. We were in Springfield and then St. Louis and then back to Springfield and then driving to Kansas City right after that. It was a great time to get away, visit our families and friends and we got an interesting tour of Missouri highways in our... Continue Reading →

More Thinking. Less Doing.

We make up our own work schedule around here. There are always chores to do, things to fix or something on the project list that needs to be crossed off. Randomly, I have clients from parts of the world demanding graphic work and we try to cram it all in a day every day. It... Continue Reading →

The Grand Opening

Slick80 is officially open these days and it’s pretty exciting. It kind of feels the same as any other day but there is also a feeling of accomplishment and being a little proud that we made it this far. The most exciting part is that people actually showed up over the weekend to celebrate with... Continue Reading →

Time To Celebrate. Ready or Not

When our calendar came to October 1, we had a small freak out moment. Really? Is it October already? Are you sure Mr. Calendar? We open in one month. We have mixed feelings of panic and concern but are still thrilled and excited with a bit of being a little nervous and slightly anxious.   Are... Continue Reading →

Lost & Found

We hosted our second Whiskey & Wilderness. It has become the weekend of showing our appreciation to all of our friends and volunteers who have helped us out. No work needs to be done. Just show up and enjoy, relax, treat yo’ self, and do whatever your heart desires.   Like most events, we had... Continue Reading →

Oddities: By Tylor

A while ago, I was given an opportunity to ride an amazing bicycle and therefore wanted to write a review about it.   I'll start with a little recap and then bring you up to current speed.   Some time in August of last year, Diddy, our friend Vince and myself made a long road... Continue Reading →

The Dreaded Bathroom: Part 2

Oh, the dreaded bathroom. It’s been a while since we’ve done updates to the house. We’ve been pretty busy building trails, fund raising, and focusing on Slick80 related things. When we moved here, the bathroom was the worst room in the house. It was a mess. If you need a re-cap, just check out the... Continue Reading →

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