Archive for February, 2009

Fuso Frame Break Repair Complete

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Frame repair is complete. Shots from yesterday.   Shots from today. Frame break area.   Crack area, reinforcement of passenger side to hopefully prevent a break on that side.   We are heading for the Amazon basin tomorrow where I hope to have some time completely devoid of Fuso frame issues... All they have there are anacondas and pirhanas, ...

Fuso Frame Saga Update

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Our day began with a beautiful sunrise glowing on the snow capped volcano across the highway from where we were camped. We were in the parking lot of a hotel created from a hacienda built in 1555, where no less than Simón Bolivar, liberator of South America, once stayed during ...

When It Rains…

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

The Fuso frame broke on 18 Feb. On the night of 19 Feb our web/email/blog/application/FTP/etc. server was wiped out. According to the hosting company, and I quote, "Everything is gone. We have no idea what happened. The backups are gone too. We can't restore anything." This catastrophic server failure affected the following: Hackney family ...

Just Another Day on the Road

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

  The day started like any other day out here. We got up, got around, had some coffee, tea and toast, and started out again, following our noses around Ecuador. Click here for the rest of the story: .

Fishing Lessons

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

A friend of ours is starting a new business. I recently spent a morning with the local fishermen, who had some things to teach those seeking business success. Click here for the rest of the story: .  

Two Books

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Since I didn't have much else going on, I also wrote a couple of books last year. The first, How The World Works, is a book of aphorisms, insights and life lessons inspired by my daughter asking me to teach her that subject. The second, The Next Name, is historical ...

Status Update

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

A brief update: Late Oct/November 2008: Ecuador - Cuenca, Otavalo & Quito Mid-Nov to early Jan 2009: Back in the USA for the holidays. We came into JFK and met my cousin and his girlfriend for dinner. After the hugs and hellos his ...