Friday, March 7, 2014

Repost from 02/07/14

Ok, it looks like we're still getting traffic on blogger, thank you! We have officially moved to in an effort to consolidate this blog with a few of our older sites on platforms not so supported by the companies who developed them (Apple). We will copy and paste updates to blogger for now and humbly invite you to join us on We love blogger but have way too many photos to post here. Thanks for your interest in our project!

Five Years Ago
We moved from the location below to the "Old Town Orange" shop five years ago this month...seems like yesterday.

[caption id="attachment_843" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Moving Day! They were all ready for their new home! Moving Day! They were all ready for their new home![/caption]
Rain in SoCal
It hasn't rained much here the last few years so after a few errands we went to the park to see what things look like wet. The rain took a break so we walked around a little and made some new friends.

[caption id="attachment_845" align="aligncenter" width="848"]L1035438 Big wet tree[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_844" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]L1035405 Orange County Road Runner[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_847" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]L1035427 Thought I was dead when these beauties came to visit, but they were very polite.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_848" align="aligncenter" width="848"]L1035442 Look they match![/caption]

Got the Jeep Speedo back from Ron's Independent Speedometer Thursday. He fixed the needle and fuel gauge but had to replace the temp gauge. I looks the same but it works again.

[caption id="attachment_852" align="aligncenter" width="1536"]IMG_0005 Where Jeep speedos come from[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_853" align="aligncenter" width="1536"]IMG_0006 What it looks like, the duct tape was for transportation purposes only...Craig.[/caption]
Puffy Tacos
I've wanted to try a Puffy Taco for several years now but when I go to San Antonio I like to eat at Casa Rio and they don't serve them. After the January San Antonio trip I read a few recipes and gave it a try. Puffy Tacos are fried like Sopapillas or Navajo Fry Bread only you use freshly made uncooked corn tortillas. The experts recommend using fresh prepared masa and I agree but if you don't have access to the fresh stuff use Maseca masa flour. Follow the instructions on the package for tortillas but mix the dough 3-4 hours before frying and use hot tap water instead of warm. After you press your tortilla drop it in hot oil and let it puff. After about a minute flip it over for another minute, repeat until they're as soft or crispy as you like. Don't worry about messing up. Just tear the rejects apart and eat 'em like chips with salsa or guacamole. I tried to put a bend in the first two with limited results. The ones I left alone worked a little better this try. These things are greasy, flakey, flexible and fantastic. Even if you screw them up they'll be good...and just put whatever you like in them.
Here's a few pictures Lori took of them cooking! Be sure to check out her site too at

[caption id="attachment_855" align="aligncenter" width="5184"]IMG_1511 In the frying pan[/caption][caption id="attachment_857" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]IMG_1516 Folded and cooked a little longer[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_856" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]IMG_1515 Flipped like a sopapilla with no fold. This cooked more evenly for me.[/caption]

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New website/blog

What's new!

A long time ago (when Facebook was still in school) I had a fairly successful motorcycle website, so I started a new one. The new one got even more traffic, then Apple quit supporting the software, so I started a blog, then another blog to be compatible with the store...that Google quit supporting. Anyway my stuff ended up scattered all over the place so I decided to consolidate everything into one. This will be the last post on this Blog and all my domains (except this one if it says "blogspot"in it) will forward to over the next couple weeks. This blog was transferred as an archive with images to and I will continue to transfer images from photo albums in the other sites for the rest of my life.

Thanks for reading the last couple years and if we haven't yet, I hope we meet someday on the road!