Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Skating Tuesday

Tuesday, 30-June-2009 - Boekel - Rode my bike to Jan's place, and then we took his "ugly duck" (Citro├źn 2CV) to Boekel. We picked up his sister, Mieke, along the way. Saw his new-born kittens when we got back to his place.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Skating Fun in Sint Oedenrode

Sunday, 28-June-2009 - Sint Oedenrode - Today we had six Fun-on-wheels skaters. Here's Bep during the coffee break. It just so happened that Toon and Henriette also stopped by. On my way back home I saw a Veghel-4-War Child kayak demonstration.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Veghel 4 War Child Volunteers

Saturday, 27-June-2009 - Veghel - Got up at 0530 today to help the other Fun-on-Wheels volunteers set up scaffolding and bleachers for the Holiday on Skates show, a Veghel-4-War Child http://veghel4warchild.nl/ fundraising event. Also got to see the skaters practice for the show.
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.weiss.planet/Veghel4warchild_volunteers#5352048230067300882

Monday, June 22, 2009

Standard Aero Cuts 100 Jobs in Tilburg

Monday, 22-June-2009 - Tilburg/Winnipeg - This is the article I found on page three of this morning's paper: Standard Aero Cuts 100 Jobs in Tilburg. I got the news from my boss when I got back from the air show last Friday. For everyone in Tilburg it was a shot out of the blue. We just let 40 people go in March, and we were planning on being able to keep our head above water until next year. After more than 17 years at Standard Aero, I'll be looking for work soon. Losing my job is a big deal, but there are worse things that happen in one's lifetime, like losing your spouse to cancer. I'm thankful to have my family and my friends. I'm planning on finding a new job with a new mission. I'll let you know how the search goes.

http://www.brabantsdagblad.nl/regios/tilburg/5146212/Standard-Aero-Tilburg-met-100-man-minder.ece
http://www.omroepbrabant.nl/?news/1198721093/Fors+banenverlies+bij+Standard+Aero.aspx
http://www.standardaero.com/media_center/pr.aspx?prid=239
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/more-engine-work-heading-standard-aeros-way-48673067.html

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Air Show

Friday, 19-June-2009 - Volkel Air Base - Chris invited me to go to this year's Dutch Air Force Days http://www.defensie.nl/luchtmacht/luchtmachtdagen held at nearby Volkel Air Base. 250,000 visitors were expected for the two-day event. We went by bicycle--a 13 km ride. The weather was excellent and the air show was super--a true display of airmanship and teamwork. It was a great father's day gift. Took about 800 photos. Here's an overview.
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.weiss.planet/Airshow_volkel_favorites# (53)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtaiKa_8C5Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr8NOp0StQc&NR=1

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Marc's Bar-BQ Volleyball Tradition

Tuesday, 16-June-2009 - Uden - It's a tradition to end the volley season by coming together for a great meal at Marc's Bar-BQ.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Nijnsel Skating

Saturday, 13-June-2009 - Nijnsel - Five Fun-on-wheels skaters today. We skated to Nijnsel for an ice cream cone. Beautiful weather, 18 km.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Skating Weekend in Dronten

Sunday, 7-June-2009 - Dronten - Got back from a three-day Fun-on-Wheels skating weekend. Inge also brought her camera along. Story and photos to follow.

I had the day off Friday to get ready. I first went back to Schijndel to get a better fitting protector set. Rosan drove Ron and me to our meeting point at Willy's house. We headed north to FlevOnice http://www.flevonice.nl/ near Biddinghuizen. There, we met the rest of the Fun-onWheels gang and put in four laps on the 5 km track. We had a delicious barbecue meal nearby, before we headed for the Flevo-scouts in Dronten where we spent two nights.
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.weiss.planet/Dronten_weekend_day_01# (109)
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.weiss.planet/Dronten_weekend_day_02# (222)
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.weiss.planet/Dronten_weekend_day_03# (85)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Skates

Wednesday, 3-June-2009 - Schijndel - Joris, salesman at De Wit helped me select my new skates with 90 mm wheels.
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.weiss.planet/New_skates#