Arlington Million Experience!

As many of you know I had the honor of attending the Arlington Million race on Saturday! It was awesome being able to attend and watch the horse races in person. Been awhile! Heads up this is going to be … Continue reading

Excited About The Arlington Million

Quick blog for Friday August 11th 2017. As you know I am going to the Arlington Million tomorrow at the Arlington racetrack. I am super excited about going there! I recently realized the last time I been to the track, … Continue reading

July 31st blog. Shout out to RS fan Talia, Quadcopter flight for a friend, Colder weather on the way grrrrrrr…………….

Shout out to RS fan Talia! Note: Yes, I did shave off my goatee earlier today. Feels weird without it, lol. As many of you know I fly quadcopters. Some people call them drones.  I had the honor of doing … Continue reading

Amazing Drone Photos Of The Flooding At Martin Park

Amazing Drone Photos Of The Flooding At Martin Park Note: 4K Video Will Be Posted Later Today … Continue reading

July 26th Blog (Weather, Photography, APRS, Blogging)

I am sitting here and thought I would blog a bit. I am sitting here watching my APRS, and thinking of my buddy Jeff (N9IMI) Rest In Peace Jeff!   It looks like there is a band opening, there was … Continue reading

Awesome View Of The Shelf Cloud, Rockford Illinois 2017

Awesome View Of The Shelf Cloud, Rockford Illinois 2017 … Continue reading

Happy Birthday To Me, Quadcopter Flight At Rock cut State Park Beach, 4th July Fireworks

  It has been a few days since my last blog. Time to catch up. As many of you know, I love summer time. So I been trying to enjoy it while it is here!  Won’t be long before fall … Continue reading

Severe Weather Hits My Area, Tornado Sirens, Flooding, Etc…

I want to first say THANK YOU to everyone who sent in their storm photos and videos!   Much appreciated. Keep up the good work. Hopefully everyone was able to make it through the storm safely. Above is just one … Continue reading

BEAUTIFUL SUNSET VIDEO: Real Time Sunset Video Over Rockford Illinois June 20th 2017

  I finally was able to do one of the videos I been wanting to do for awhile now!  A real time sunset video of the sunset over Rockford.  I hope you guys like it!  It is real time, it … Continue reading

Long Blog About Field Day, Longest Day Of The Year, Drone Video, Ham Radio,

I am laying here in bed at 3:15 am and figured I would blog a bit. I think this might be a longer one, so heads up. I will probably bounce from topic to topic and be random, so do … Continue reading

Birthday Shoutouts, Quadcopter Flight Of The Sunset, Etc…

I want to first off say a huge shout out to my Mom and Wife. They both had birthdays recently!   HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I love you both with all my heart and soul! As many of you know, I was … Continue reading

Monday May 15th 2017 Hike At Rock Cut State Park

    As you know I am starting something new. Every-time I go for a hike, I am going to write about it. My hiking adventures. I have to think of a catchy catch phrase, LOL. My power went out … Continue reading

Hiking Adventures: Rock Cut State Park (Thursday May 11th 2017)

I am going to try something new.  I am going to post my hiking adventures. Even if it is a small hike of  a few minutes, or a few hours. Below is going to be my first hiking adventure. I … Continue reading

Awesome Song That I can’t Find Out Who Sings It LOL, And Moon Photo

So I was listening to the radio last night (Which is a rarity these days) I was listening to 104.9 WXRX. I heard this really good song. It sounded like the band “My Darkest Days”  so I thought they may … Continue reading

Rickie Traeger Official Website

Welcome To My Personal Website My site is just that, my personal space. You will get to know me and read my blogs. I am a very open person that doesn’t hold back. I am a firm believer and using … Continue reading

Rock Cut State Park Hike and Geocaching on April 24th 2017

Below is a bunch of photos I took on today’s hike at Rock Cut State Park on April 24th 2017.  I went to Rock Cut State Park over the weekend, but was unable to locate any parking spaces to park, … Continue reading

Happy Easter, Illinois Roads Suck, Gas Pump Bank Hold

    I want to first start off by wishing everyone a Happy Easter. A few days late, but better late than never LOL.  I hope everyone had a good and safe Easter. Hope everyone had a great Easter! I … Continue reading

Airplane Spotting At The Rockford Airport On April 6th 2017 (Long Photography Blog)

I took a trip out to the Rockford Airport (KRFD) earlier today to see what aircraft were on the ramp and in the skies. I got to see some neat aircraft today!  Below are a lot of the variety of … Continue reading