Team Daytripper – MS 150


Hey Daytrippers, tomorrow is the MS 150 and Team Daytripper is riding again! This is a fun event for a great cause. There will be a group of over 12,000 riders biking from Houston to Austin over 2 days. This is an incredible opportunity to be a part of finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.

Until just a couple years ago, multiple sclerosis (“MS”) was a completely foreign disease to me.  However, I have been blessed with a brother-in-law and one of our producer’s wife who suffer from MS.  I have seen the daily effects and am honored to stand beside them in finding a life-saving cure.  The research is closer than ever and we can all be a part of it.  I’m also proud to say that my brother-in-law will again be riding with our team, which has doubled in size from last year!

This is going to be a fun event. If you are in the Houston area, we’d love to have you at one of the starting points to cheer the riders on as we start our journey. The ride kicks off in 3 locations - Tully Stadium in Houston, TX, Rhodes Stadium in Katy, TX and Waller Stadium in Waller, TX. If you are in the Austin area, we’d love to have you join us at the finish line to celebrate. We will arrive in Austin next to the Texas State Capitol. Events will be held there and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Come on out and be a part of the celebration.

In addition to coming out for the event, please consider supporting my team on this ride, or anyone else you know that is riding. It’s going to be an EPIC year for the MS150 and I want you to be a part of it.

To donate, CLICK HERE.

Thank you for your support and encouragement!


Teaching Texas History through Hats

Recently I had the opportunity to be a part of Texas day at the school at First Baptist Church in Georgetown. It was a day focused on all things Texas and obviously I was excited! The settlers of Texas wore many hats and each left their mark on this great state. What better way to teach Texas history to a group of kids than to get them involved in wearing some of the hats of our settlers. From Native Americans to Pirates to Germans to the classic Cowboy…we explored the heritage of Texas…Daytripper style.


The Daytripper Texas Film Series – Secondhand Lions – Feb 1 at 1pm


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Writer/Director Tim McCanlies will be in attendance.  He’ll share some stories about making movies in Texas and what it was like to work with the likes of Hollywood greats like Robert Duvall and Michael Caine.  This is going to be a very special afternoon.  I can’t wait to see you guys there.

Buy Tickets HERE

secondhand lions poster

We always thought it would be fun to get folks together in a historic Texas theater and watch movies made here in the Lone Star State.  Well, that dream is becoming reality.  And the first film to kick it off will be Secondhand Lions shown in the historic Georgetown Palace.

So join me and crew on FEBRUARY 1, 2014 at 1pm to watch this family classic.  Filmed in the Greater-Austin area, this film is about a young boy (Haley Joel Osment) who is left with his eccentric and supposedly wealthy uncles (Robert Duvall and Michael Caine) on their Texas farm.  This begrudging relationship blossoms as the boy learns his uncles’ quirky ways and the truth about how they came upon their hidden millions.

Join Me on a BBQ Tour!

A Daytrip with The Daytripper BBQ


I’ve got some exciting news. On Saturday, March 2, we are taking our second official “Day Trip with The Daytripper”. It’s a full-on day trip with ME embarking on an epic barbeque tour and I want YOU to come along for the ride.

We’ll be making stops at Snow’s BBQ, Southside Market and Louie Mueller BBQ. Pitmasters from each of these great Texas “Q” joints will be providing us with an exclusive behind the scenes tour on what makes their smoked meats so heavenly. And along the way we’ll be throwing in some surprises!

Tickets are $125 per person and includes transportation, food and non-alcoholic beverages during the tour. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the “BUY NOW” button below. The tour will be departing from a central location in the Austin area around 8:30 AM in the morning and will return around 4:00 PM. Details will be emailed to all participants one week prior to the trip. All tickets are 100% non-refundable but are transferable to another person. Event will go on, rain or shine.

I hope to see you there. Keep on trippin!



I’m coming to DALLAS!

Dallas Whole Earth EventI’m coming to DALLAS.  Click on the picture to make it bigger and get more information.  Come say “HOWDY”.

MEAT UP photos


The inaugural MEAT UP was Awesome! We had about 80 hungry Daytrippers load up into two giant buses and head to Lockhart and Luling for some serious Bar-B-Q grub. I was too busy eating to take any pictures, but luckily lots of other folks did.

Here are some of the AWESOME photos that folks took in between the Bar-B-Q gorgings.  Check em out.

FoodJoy Blog – Barbecue Road Trip with KLRU and Chet Garner

Austin Pixels – A Day Trip with The Daytripper

Blue Eyed Bon Vivant – Meat Up BBQ Tour with The Daytripper

Caleb Marsh – Daytripper Meat Up 2011

David J. Neff – KLRU TV BBQ Meat Up

Rick Ward – BBQ

Yeah, the bus broke down, but not even that could stop the Bar-B-Q train.

A sincere THANK YOU to everyone who came out, and to KLRU for hosting the event.

If you missed this one, don’t worry.  Just stay tuned…

Who wants to Get Sauced?

Gettin Sauced Event PosterIt’s true, good BB-Q doesn’t require sauce.  But sometimes – why deprive yourself of the delicious gloriousness that is BB-Q sauce.  Eat it on meat.  Sop it up with white bread.  Chug it straight.  I’m not gonna judge you.  But on Saturday (8-27-11), I will be judging the sauce.  And you should come along.  THIS Saturday is Man Up Texas BBQ’s 2 Annual Gettin’ Sauced.  It is the BB-Q sauce competition to end all BB-Q sauce competitions.  And everyone gets to be a judge.  I went to the 1st annual one last year, and it was a blast!

So this year, I’m super excited.  Let the tongue numbing begin.

The official website is HERE.

The official Facebook event is HERE.

Link to the Man Up Texas BBQ blog HERE.

See you there!

MEAT UP with The Daytripper

KLRU Meat UpIn case you missed the LIVE pledge event, there are still a very limited number of seats left on the MEAT UP tour.  Read more for more information…

This event is going to be AWESOME.  One Day.  Three Bar-B-Q joints.  Hosted by yours truly.  To support KLRU and join me on the “Meat Up” follow this LINK.

Hope to “meat” you there.