Jim's Trek V, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Days 35 through 50 – (AD 1,808) – 405.9 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part VI – Still on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

I am back. I have kept up with my cycling on my Schwinn Fitness Cycle. Over the last 15 days, I have pedaled my Schwinn 405.9 miles. My schedule is still, as best as possible, 1 hour a day, 5 days a week.

Yesterday morning I pedaled 25.1 miles on my Schwinn 170. I am now located a 58.98% of my present distance between 2 points.



My overall goal is now to complete 50,000 miles. To date I have completed 39,470.6 miles; 63,521.9 kilometers.

I am still on Mars, and I have not been posting to my Jim’s Trek blog as regularly as I have. I felt that my current path of red Mars dust may just be a wee bit boring.

You will have to tune in to where I will jet to next when I complete my total journey on Mars. Jim’s Trek VI, as of yesterday now has 10,529.4 miles remaining.

Something to think about and do something about it -

I'm thinking right now.

Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Our Tampa Bay Area Fried Chicken Taste Test continues. We have a new establishment to add to our list, Ellie’s Breakfast & Lunch on Race Track Road in Tampa.

Any suggestion of which we haven't tried?

The Red arrow indicates RyRy's Chicken and Waffles on N 30th Street in Tampa which was our starting Fried Chicken Taste Test.



Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

38 Quilt pieces of our Hope Project, will be on display through the end of May, at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Carrollwood, Tampa.



Follow and like our thoughts and notes at our FB Page Quilts SB.

Our Journey Update



Our new quilt "Journey Into Our Night Dreams" is now completed. Check out it's debut along with 28 other quilt pieces at our duo exhibition TWO-MEN at the Mirella Cimato Gallery at The St. Petersburg Opera, at 1st Avenue South in St. Petersburg. Our TWO-MEN will run May through the end of June.



Follow our updates at our FB page Quilts SB. https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

Yes, I am still searching and researching. My current target is my GGG-Grandmother Eliza Hall.

This is my 1,792nd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 221,566 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Days 33 & 34 – (AD 1,791) – 49.9 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part VI – Still on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yes, I am back. No, I have not been cycling. I stuck to my Jim's Trek schedule almost regularly.  I am still attempting to cycle at least 6 days, a hour each time, every week.

My issue was that my PC's Graphic Card and RAM Board both crashed. The PC had to rebuilt. Thank you Bruce at MIT Computers in Citrus Park.

Monday morning I pedaled 24.7 miles and this morning I pedaled 25.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. From the date of my PC crash, I have cycled, on Mars, 526 miles.

My overall goal is now to complete 50,000 miles. To date I have completed 39,064.7 miles; 62,868.7 kilometers.


I reached my destination at Sacra Dorsa.  I have a new location and destination. My new location is 760 miles from the last one at Charleston Crater. This is, finally, where I will meet a point in my Mar's Trek where I can truly say that I have cycled the circumference of Mars.

You will have to tune in to where I will jet to next when I complete my total journey on Mars. Jim’s Trek VI will include 11,798.4 miles.

Something to think about and do something about it -

I'm thinking right now.

Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

PC has been rebuilt and now back home. Issue was a crashed RAM board.

Back to the matter at hand, our Tampa Bay Area Fried Chicken Taste Test.


We have 2 new restaurants and establishments to add to our Taste Test chart. Splitsville Southern on Channelside Drive and Cracker Barrel on Bruce B. Downs Blvd. This time the 2 are in Tampa.

Any suggestion of which we haven't tried?

The Red arrow indicates RyRy's Chicken and Waffles on N 30th Street in Tampa which was our starting Fried Chicken Taste Test.

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

38 Quilt pieces of our Hope Project, will be on display through April 30, at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Carrollwood, Tampa.



Follow and like our thoughts and notes at our FB Page Quilts SB.

Our Journey Update





Our new quilt "Journey Into Our Night Dreams" is now prepped for quilting. Our quilting design will be a subtle wander, while we try to move through the geometric configuration.

Follow our updates at our FB page Quilts SB. https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

Yes, I am still searching and researching.

This is my 1,791st post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 220,355 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Friday, February 22, 2019

Days 13, 14, & 15 – (AD 1,772) – 75.9 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part VI – Still on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Tuesday morning I pedaled 25.3 miles my Schwinn 170. Wednesday I pedaled 25.0 miles. And this morning I cycled another 25.6 miles. The following are a quick summary of key numbers in my Trek.

My overall goal is now to complete 50,000. To date I have completed 38,564.7 miles; 62,063.9 kilometers.


I reached my destination at Echus Montes, a completed distance from the last point, of 960 miles. I am now continuing on to my new goal Lunae Planum, a distance of 460 miles. I am now located at 0.5% of my current destination point goal.

You will have to tune in to where I will jet to next when I complete my total journey on Mars. Jim’s Trek VI will include 11,798.4 miles.

Here are the current stats of my Jim's Trek VI.

Date Miles
Cal
Burned
%
Completed
4-Feb-2019* 14.8 1018 63.97%
5-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 66.48%
6-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 68.99%
7-Feb-2019 23.5 992 71.44%
8-Feb-2019 24.0 1050 73.94%
9-Feb-2019 25.8 1282 76.62%
10-Feb-2019 - - 76.62%
11-Feb-2019 25.3 1209 79.26%
12-Feb-2019 24.5 1113 81.81%
13-Feb-2019 25.0 1173 84.41%
14-Feb-2019 - - 84.41%
15-Feb-2019 25.1 1195 87.03%
16-Feb-2019 24.8 1152 89.61%
17-Feb-2019 - - 89.61%
18-Feb-2019 25.0 1174 92.22%
19-Feb-2019 25.3 1217 94.85%
20-Feb-2019 25.0 1172 97.46%
21-Feb-2019 - - 97.46%
22-Feb-2019 25.6 1254 0.50%

*The date I began Jim's Trek VI; 11,798.4 more miles to reach 50,000.


I am now located at 0.5% of my current destination point goal.

Something to think about and do something about it -

If we as legal and legitimate American taxpayers, subsidize the salaries of the current appointed and assumed staffing of the West Wing and the White House administration, should we not judge their performance based on the expectancies of their jobs and employment as they should benefit the needs of all American taxpayers?

And if all Americans are not receiving the benefits, as most West Wing and White House “employees” pledged to do so, and are currently not fulfilling their sworn obligations on behalf of all Americans, should they not be asked to resign and vacate their offices?



Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Fresh out of the oven - Sourdough Sesame Sesame Sesame Bread.


Did I mention that there is wonderful aroma of Sesame in the kitchen?

Tonight's fare on the menu at Interlake Drive - Big Freedia's 'Booty Poppin' Potatoes.

You'll have to tune in tomorrow to find out how this one stacks up.

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

Early yesterday morning, Andy and I broke down our Hope Project.

Thanks to Barbara and the Arts Committee at the UUC Octagon Arts Center in Clearwater for accepting and presenting our Hope Project.

This coming Monday, Andy and I will setting up an adapted collection of our Hope Project, to run through April 30, at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Carrollwood, Tampa. Details to follow.

Also our "Two-Men" display of some of our quilts will be on display through the end of March at the Charles J. Fendig Library on Neptune Street in Tampa.


Follow and like our thoughts and notes at our FB Page Quilts SB.

#QuiltsSB #HopeProject #UnitarianUniversalistsofClearwater#CharlesJFendigLibrary #TwoMen

Our CYaY Update

We've decided to add another freehand element to our CYaY's quilting design.


And it definitely looks like we'll have to remember to do a "lint-away" rubdown when we have finally completed CYaY.


Feel free to ask any questions regarding our work and joint efforts. We'll always attempt to respond to all questions and comments, especially to you for joining us on our quilting journey.

Answer(s) - Andy and I decided, some time ago, that we would like and attempt to try as many as possible quilting techniques and combine them into our quilts and compositions.

#QuiltsSB #CYaY

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

This is my 1,784th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 218,535 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Monday, February 18, 2019

Day 12 – (AD 1,769) – 25.0 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part VI – Still on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 25.0 miles my Schwinn 170. The following are a quick summary of key numbers in my Trek.

My overall goal is now to complete 50,000. To date I have completed 38,487.6 miles; 61,939.9 kilometers.


I am now located at 92.22% of my current destination point goal.

You will have to tune in to where I will jet to next when I complete my total journey on Mars. Jim’s Trek VI will include 11,798.4 miles.

Here are the current stats of my Jim's Trek VI.

Date Miles
Cal
Burned
%
Completed
4-Feb-2019* 14.8 1018 63.97%
5-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 66.48%
6-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 68.99%
7-Feb-2019 23.5 992 71.44%
8-Feb-2019 24.0 1050 73.94%
9-Feb-2019 25.8 1282 76.62%
10-Feb-2019 - - 76.62%
11-Feb-2019 25.3 1209 79.26%
12-Feb-2019 24.5 1113 81.81%
13-Feb-2019 25.0 1173 84.41%
14-Feb-2019 - - 84.41%
15-Feb-2019 25.1 1195 87.03%
16-Feb-2019 24.8 1152 89.61%
17-Feb-2019 - - 89.61%
18-Feb-2019 25.0 1174 92.22%

*The date I began Jim's Trek VI; 11,798.4 more miles to reach 50,000.


I am now located at 92.22 % of my current destination point goal.

Something to think about and do something about it -

45 - - 1 = 45 - - 1 ≇ 45


Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

La cena de esta noche - Albóndigas con papas, y Repollo con leche. Almost literal translation from the cookbook - Meatballs with Potatoes and Golden Cabbage.


I adjusted the recipes Albóndigas con papas and Golden Cabbage from "Puerto Rico Cookery" by Carmen Aboy Valldejuli.  The links are a close representation of the recipe I used.

And fresh out of the oven - Sourdough Split Loaves. The aroma in my kitchen is next to divine.


Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

Our Hope Project continues on display until February 20 at the UUC Octagon Art Center on Nursery Road in Clearwater. Call (727) 531-7704 to make sure the Center is open for visitors.


Andy and I will be dismantling our Hope Project on Thursday.

We will be setting up a reconfigured presentation of our Hope Project at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa. This exhibit will be on display March 1 through April 30.

Our "Two-Men" Exhibit continues on display, during Library hours, until March 31 at the Charles J. Fendig Library on Neptune Street in Tampa. #Quilts #UUCOctagonArtsCenter #CarrollwoodCulturalCenter #CharlesJFendigLibrary

CYaY Update

The background to our new CYaY quilt has been completed.


Now we are working on the foreground design. Definitely something new and different to add to our Portfolio.

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

This is my 1,783rd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 218,190 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Day 11 – (AD 1,768) – 24.8 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part VI – Still on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 24.8 miles my Schwinn 170. The following are a quick summary of key numbers in my Trek.

My overall goal is now to complete 50,000. To date I have completed 38,462.6 miles; 61,899.7 kilometers.

I am now located at 89.61% of my current destination point goal.


You will have to tune in to where I will jet to next when I complete my total journey on Mars. Jim’s Trek VI will include 11,798.4 miles.

Here are the current stats of my Jim's Trek VI.

Date Miles
Cal
Burned
%
Completed
4-Feb-2019* 14.8 1018 63.97%
5-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 66.48%
6-Feb-2019 24.1 1049 68.99%
7-Feb-2019 23.5 992 71.44%
8-Feb-2019 24.0 1050 73.94%
9-Feb-2019 25.8 1282 76.62%
10-Feb-2019 - - 76.62%
11-Feb-2019 25.3 1209 79.26%
12-Feb-2019 24.5 1113 81.81%
13-Feb-2019 25.0 1173 84.41%
14-Feb-2019 - - -
15-Feb-2019 25.1 1195 87.03%
16-Feb-2019 24.8 1152 89.61%
17-Feb-2019 - - -

*The date I began Jim's Trek VI; 11,798.4 more miles to reach 50,000.


I am now located at % of my current destination point goal.

Something to think about and do something about it -

Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Friday night's Supper attempt is Moroccan Turmeric Seafood Soup.


Last night's Supper was Sazon Chicken with Black Beans and Cauliflower Kugel.


Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

Our Hope Project continues on display until February 20 at the UUC Octagon Art Center on Nursery Road in Clearwater. Call (727) 531-7704 to make sure the Center is open for visitors.

Andy and I will be dismantling our Hope Project on Thursday.


We will be setting up a reconfigured presentation of our Hope Project at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa. This exhibit will be on display March 1 through April 30.

Our "Two-Men" Exhibit continues on display, during Library hours, until March 31 at the Charles J. Fendig Library on Neptune Street in Tampa.

CYaY Update

The background to our new CYaY quilt has been completed.


Now we are working on the foreground design. Definitely something new and different to add to our Portfolio.

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

I am currently trying to decipher the written surnames of possible Conrad Brunhammer from registrations dated 1703, 1707, and 1736.  Here are 4 possible indications of the surname: 3 Marriage and 1 Baptism Registrations from Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg.


Certainly would appreciate another set of eyes. Are the surnames the same? Similar? Not all the same?

This is my 1,782nd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 217,974 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim