Monday, November 26, 2007

Position Available

We are now accepting applications for the new position of Managing Editor of the Colts Virtual Cooktruck.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a mastery of the blogosphere and a willingness to work long hours for no pay. Reports to the Editor-in-Chief. (When you can find him.) Many opportunities for advancement.

Expressions of interest should be directed to

(Seriously, I AM looking for someone with an interest in taking over some of the day-to-day filing of the virtual cooktruck, especially next summer. I'd like to find someone with a love of the Colts and a love of the internet who would like to find new, easier ways of doing the things we have always done (the maps -- if we could just automate the maps....) and who could bring some fresh ideas of what else we could add to the blog to make it even more useful and fun. As with the real cooktruck, maintenance and upgrading need to be during camp season, since it's no fun to try to make repairs and/or improvements once the corps is out on the road. Write me if you'd like to help.)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Happy New Year!

Hello and welcome to 2008!

We had a great new year's eve party last night at the banquet and after. Great to see lots of old Colts friends and to talk about what a great year 2007 was. We missed those of you who couldn't be there -- but we talked about you. :)

And then today we heard about what 2008 holds in store for the whole Colts family -- the open class Colts Cadets and the world class Colts. It's gonna be a great year to be a Colt.

There'll be pictures in a few days and then we'll see you at camp Dec. 14.

The 2008 Virtual Cooktruck crew.

Friday, November 23, 2007



Wednesday was Saydel. Today? (HINT: It's the same place lots of us will be tomorrow.)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007



Yesterday was Omaha/Council Bluffs. Today?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Where are we today?


Yesterday's photo (entitled Bye, Bye Twit Bus) was from San Diego. Look closely and today's is easy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Colts in Japan

Hello! Just a quick update and some pictures from Japan!
This last weekend was Drum Corps Japan finals. I ventured over to Tokyo to see them. Here is a picture of retreat. Yoko (tuba, 2003) is the vis caption head of a corps from Osaka. They did very well this weekend!! DCJ has their I&E competition later, so I will be joining the corps starting next weekend to rehearse. Also, there are two girls from this drum corps who are planning on going to Dubuque in December for auditions.
Also, I have been lucky enough to see Yuka, Junya, and Mayumi a few times. I have also emailed Kana, but both of our schedules have been too busy so far to find time to get together.
Enjoy banquet this month!
~Katie Peak

Where are we today?

Time again for the semi-daily puzzle. (And yes, we were in San Antonio yesterday)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Where were we yesterday?

Sorry. It was a meeting every 30 minutes yesterday, so we'll continue today with this picture and ask, "Where are we today?"


And Mariachi was right for both Thursday and Friday last week: South Dakota and Broken Arrow.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Where are we today?

OK, so I thought that the mural on the wall in yesterday's photo was distinctive enough to i.d. the place. But not so much. So below is a hint to yesterday's location.


And here's today's new location, as we play "Where Are We Today?"


Thursday, November 08, 2007

Where are we today?


You guys are too smart. Yes, where we were in the shadow of the power plant was Michigan City, where we had the rad police escort. Now, where are we today? Maybe this one will be a bit harder.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Where are we today?


Yesterday's photo by the water was indeed from Beloit. And today's? Your guess is as good as anyone else's.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Where are we today?


Again, leave your answer as a comment on this page.

The answer to yesterday's question: Ft. Osage High School in Missouri.

Monday, November 05, 2007

WHO are we today?

This from our friend Peter Hansen in Kansas. The quiz question will follow the text of his email::


Two photos attached - the first is Bryce, Chris, and Keenan at the Colts info booth at the KU Marching Festival Oct 27 in Lawrence, KS. We didn't sell a lot of t-shirts, but got good visibility with a lot of band members and passed out quite a few info packets. Jackie Paschang and Carol Lowman were also around (and Jackie supposedly has a picture of all five of them) but were off helping run the overall event most of the day. Lisa Paschang was manning the entry gate along with Debbie and Brock Lowman, Steve Paschang was doing whatever needed doing, Greg was on the field judging, John Wickersham was there with the band that he teaches, so with my wife and I and all of them it was quite the Colts get-together. We finished the evening with pizza and refreshments at a local watering hole.

Peter Hansen

Now for the quiz. Take a close look at the musical ensemble below. Especially the uniforms. Recognize them? Here's a hint -- it's not The Colts. Our friends who saw them in Lawrence might have an advantage here. Does anyone have a guess?


Kendall had the weekend question right. That photo was from the pre-show huddle in Menomonie, WI. The sculpture on the roof is really the only clue.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Where are we today - weekend edition

Yes, Friday's photo was taken in Varna, Illinois. Congrats to everyone with the right answer. Today's is a bit harder, I think. Just like the New York Times Crossword puzzle on the weekends. So let's play, Where Are We Today?


I'll have the answer and another puzzle Monday.


Friday, November 02, 2007

Where are we today?

It's November. The countdown to 2008 is truly underway.

So, it's time to play, "Where Are We Today?"


Please attach your answers as comments. Ready, go.

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