San Diego – July, 2008

August 20, 2008

A few weeks ago we were able to sneak away from our respective offices for a quick trip to San Diego.  Although we only had a few days, we managed to fit in a bunch of stuff.  Even though I had to spend one evening working on a patent application, we both had a great time.




July 4, 2008

July 8, 2008

We spent the day up in Prescott to celebrate July 4 (I still don’t really understand what the big deal is).  The weekend was tons of fun with bike riding and real, actual, weather!  We left the heat of Phoenix behind and enjoyed 3 days of sunshine, thunderstorms, downpours, and hail stones.  A perfect tonic for the blistering heat of Phoenix.






The Camry

July 8, 2008

A couple of weeks ago we sold Kate’s car and got her a new one.  The new car is a lot of fun, but it was surprisingly difficult to let go of the old one.  It is surprising how attached we can be to inanimate objects.  Although attachment to a car may seem silly, we readily accept attachment to jewelry, photographs, clothes, and especially golf clubs.



Kate and I had lots of memories tied up in that old car.  Together, we’ve crossed the USA several times and made many other fun and exciting trips.  The car got Kate through many nasty Michigan winters and many horrible Phoenix summers.  The car has been all over the country and we will miss it.  We can only hope that its good gas mileage and reliable operation will make another family as happy as it made us.


Art’s New Condo

June 22, 2008

Yesterday we went over to Arthur Kenjora’s new condo to check it out.  Had a fun little party.  Everybody enjoyed the kitchen, but eventually grouped together on the balcony too!



[06-21-2008 – Art’s New Condo]

Speed World

May 19, 2008

Again, I can’t remember when this happened, but Fay recently had her first trip to Speedworld. Lots of fun, and no injuries – a great day out.

Fay and Sean

Fay\'s first trip

(Fay’s first speedworld trip)

The Dunes

May 19, 2008

Can’t remember when, but a while ago we went to the Dunes. Specifically, we visited Gordon’s Well close to Yuma. The trip was awesome – the weather was great and the riding was better.

Preparing to Climb Patton\'s Valley

The Bikes

The Gang

(The Dunes)

Softball Team

May 11, 2008

I play on the Softball team at work.  Last Thursday we all got together for the following photograph:

Q&B Softball Team - 2008

First Row: Joe, Jenny, Mary, Gary, Sarah

Second Row: Leann, Cheryl, Kahla, Rowan, Jon

Third Row: Michel, LeShawn, Ryan, Shane

Speedworld Down ‘n Dirty

May 6, 2008

Last Saturday we dropped by Speedworld to check out the down ‘n dirty tour.

Cool UTV

There was some really cool racing including all sorts of vehicle. The bikes, of course, were best. But the UTVs turned out to be a hoot. Especially the driver and navigator that made various gestures to everybody they passed.


The Durkees turned up which was really cool. We spent some time hanging out with Craig and his jumping buddies.


First Post

May 3, 2008

First post on the Rokat webpage. This is not a normal blog – something has gone seriously wrong if it is being posted to regularly. Instead, we hope to make semi-regular posts that document our time on this little green ball.


Hello world!

May 3, 2008

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