Huntsville, Alabama ALS Walk Successful

Karen AllenKaren and I set out to raise money for the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) “Walk To D'Feet ALS”. You may know the disease as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Donna Behnken and Karen Allen

We have dear friend with the disease. He was diagnosed with the disease this year, but they believe he has had it for two years.

We managed to raise $1,800 for the flight for a cure. You can donate to the flight here. Please do all you can.

Walk To D'Feet ALS in Huntsville, Alabama

ALS WalkI am walking in this years “Walk To D'Feet ALS” to help raise fund to find a cure for ALS. The walk will take place September 30th, 2006.

I have a dear friend that was diagnosed this year with ALS. ALS was no cure and little to no treatment.

I would love for you to sponse me in this years walk. You can do so here. Just click on the sponsor me graphic.

Great Time at Oktoberfest

Brian Allen and Karen AllenKaren and I had great time at this year’s Redstone Arsenal Oktoberfest. Each year we run into so many friends at the festival and this year was no different.

Michael HofferTerry Cavanagh and Alpine Express provided great entertainment. I snapped a good picture of Michael Hoffer playing his trombone in the audience.

Karen and I tried for the first time an Elephant Ear topped with powder sugar and cinnamon. It was good, but I think we will be sticking with Funnel cake.

Monte Sano Art Show

Karen and I headed to the Monte Sano Art Show in Huntsville, Alabama.  We have been going to the show for a few years, but this year the show didn’t have the variety of artisans as past years have had.  Karen enjoyed the art show, but she missed some of the pottery and other similar items.  The show primary had paintings.

The setting is just wonderful in Monte Sano State Park for an art show.  As you can see in the photo, Monte Sano State Park is a forest which covers Monte Sano Mountain in Huntsville, Alabama.  The weather was great, too.

Huntsville Stars vs Chattanooga Lookouts in Southern League AA Playoff

Huntsville Stars Chattanooga LookoutsThe Huntsville Stars started the series with a win against the Lookouts in Chattanooga. Game 2 is tonight in Chattanooga. The series moves to Huntsville, Alabama on Saturday.

Karen and I have tickets for both Saturday and Sunday’s games. I kind of hope we get to see two games in the series, but you shouldn’t hope for a team to lose.

– Brian Allen

Knoxville Brewers' Jam is around the corner

I hope that you have marked your calendars for October 14th, because that is when you need to be in Knoxville for the Brewers' Jam.

If you need more information, you should drop an email to Kris Lutz at or call her at 865-522-1604. And, tell her that I sent you.

Community Share puts on this great event to raise money for all of their wonderfull services that they provide the area. So, you can feel good that you are helping out the community.

For 20 bucks, you can try as much of the beer as you like. At the gate, it will cost you $25, but how bad is that?

You will want to bring chairs or a blanket to seat on while enjoying the music and beer.

Still hanging out in Colorado Springs

Well, it looks like I may be spending Labor Day Weekend in Colorado Springs. My work travel has been prolonged.

I have been working the night shift and it is getting old. I am writing this from work, now.

I am hoping that we get a few days off this weekend so I can get out and have some fun.