Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Holidays! - Special Auction

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Hope everyone is having a good holiday season!

In addition to the box lots that we have up on our website to help raise money for Dan's brother Robert, we have put up a special auction. It will end on December 24th at 12 noon CST. The opening bid is $9.99. We will be taking sealed bids. The highest bidder will take the tapes. This is for a good cause! There are some good tapes here, so bid generously!!!

We want to wish you all a the Merriest Christmas and Happy New Year!

Kathy & Dan

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Updated List 12/6/08 - Need Your Help!

Hello Everyone!

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and didn't eat too much!!!!

An updated list has just been put up -

We need your help! Dan's brother, Robert has MS. He's homebound and been unable to work since 1994. He and his wonderful wife, Donna need our help. Robert is trying to raise funds to help him undergo a medial procedure that may help him walk again. He and Donna need to raise $20,000 for this procedure. Robert and Donna have meet with some MS patients that have had this procedure done and have had amazing results. They will have to travel to Costa Rica to have this done. They will be there for several weeks. A web site has been setup through NTAF South-Central Stem Cell Transplant Fund. You can find out a little more Robert and their web site at We are trying to find some other ways to help raise the money for Robert and Donna. One of the things we will be doing is to donate100% of the money that these box lots bring to them. I'm not a non-profit organization so I can't give you any type of tax write-off unless you make a donation in Robert's behalf through NTAF. Robert and Donna are hoping to raise most or all of the funds needed by early next year. We're very hopeful that this procedure will have Robert walking again very soon. This is not a 100% guaranteed procedure, but the testimonials of those who have had this done are amazing according to Robert & Donna.

If you have any questions, please email us. I'll try to answer them as best I can or get answers from someone who does know.

Thanks again and Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Updated List - 11-15-08

Here is a photo that one of our customers - Beth (former Texan) now in Hillsboro, OR sent to us - Thanks Beth!

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and Christmas will be falling close behind!!!!

We're having a pre-Thanksgiving sale on Sensing Foil. For a limited time it will be on sale 10% off or $8.99 a roll.

We also have our Christmas tapes up so you can get a head start on listening to your favorite Christmas music and put you in the mood to get your Christmas shopping done early. I've got a lot of mine done, but still have a little more to go. My goal is to have it all done by the end of the month.

And, if you're not sure what to get that special someone this year or you are that special someone, we have Gift Certificates.

The list has been updated as well so take a look!

Thanks again, and have a great and safe Thanksgiving!!!!

Dan, Kathy & Girls!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Updated List 11-05-08

The elections are over - thank goodness!

The weather here is beautiful! I saw some of the most beautiful trees changing color today as I was driving around running some errands. I'll have to stop and take some pictures to show you. I know some of you guys live in places where the changing of leaves is an event to travel to and see. I'd love to see pictures from where you are of the fall leaves changing. That's one of the things I miss about being in Rhode Island.

I updated the list last night so be sure to check it out.

Have a great weekend and if I don't get back on here before Thanksgiving (which I should), have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!


Thursday, September 04, 2008

Updated List and Website Changes 9-4-08

Hope you were lucky enough to have had a long weekend last week. It's hard to believe that it's almost the weekend again!

Just a note to let you know that the list has been updated! I had it updated yesterday, but was having some problems with some of my graphics. I finally figured out the problem and hopefully they're working right now. We're having a back to school sale on tapes, so take a look!

I'm working on changes to the website. I'm not done yet, but needed to get the list up. Hopefully, I'll have the rest of the pages done tonight or tomorrow. Let me know what you think.

Hope no one has been adversely affected by all of these storms! We have had some beautiful weather here. The last few days it's been in the 70's. It had looked like we were going to get rain since Monday, but we got nothing. Well I say nothing, we got lots of strong winds. Today it's been in the low 80's and no sign of rain. I guess I'll finally have to turn on the sprinklers and water the yard.

Gotta put this post up so I can go get one of the kiddos. She'll be out of school in a few minutes and I need to walk up to get her.

Have a great rest of the week and weekend!


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Updated List 8-19-08

It's hard to believe that we have a senior this year! Just took her today to get some of her senior pictures made! Doesn't that make me feel old! We'll have one going into high school next year and the youngest going into middle school next year! School hasn't even started yet (next week) and already, I'm going and blowing with them trying to get ready to start back! We've got some great kids!!!!

The list has been updated today. There are some great carts this time; just a little worn. Let's just say they were well loved!!! Be sure to check out the new list at:
Kate's Track Shack!

Thanks and have a great week!

Kathy & Dan

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Vacation 08 for the Gibson's

We had a great vacation but it's good to be home!!! We traveled about 4000 miles round trip. Dan's family had a family reunion up in PA and since it was going to be such a short weekend we decided to do some stuff before we got there.

We got a little bit of a late start on Friday and stopped for the night in Olathe, KS.

On Saturday we head up to Wisconsin Dells. We've been there before and it was lot of fun. We stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge which we'd never stayed at before. We have one locally, but haven't been to it either!

The only bad thing was they had had a lot of heavy rains and in some places we saw water covering front yards still. One place we were near - Lake Delton, had a breach in the lake and all of the water drained out!

Wisconsin Dells is a very touristy place. One of it's big draws is the hotels with indoor and outdoor water parks. We didn't take the camera with us into the water park portion of the hotel so I don't have any pictures to show you. We did however go to a really fun place that we'd gone to the last time we were there. It's the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory Museum. If you ever get a chance to go, you should!

It can be a hair raising experience!

We kind of lost our heads at this place.

Does it look like I'm terrified - I am!!!!!!

We also went to a really cool place about an hour away. If you've ever seen those huge fiberglass statues or "Muffler Men" that Roadside America talks about, we found the place that makes them. It's called the F.A.S.T. Corp. and to most folks this would be boring, but it was a lot of fun; even the kids enjoyed it!

These were just a few of the molds. There were acres of them.

Next, on our journey was to Indiana. We stopped by one of the houses Dan lived in before coming to TX with his family. Then it was on to Auburn, IN. We forgot about the time change and missed getting to see one of the car museums there, but that was okay since it wasn't the main car museum we went there for. If you're into cars, and even it you're not, this is a really cool car museum. It's the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum. I couldn't tell you how many millions of dollars worth of cars are housed there!!! Here are some pictures of just a very few number of cars there are to see here.

What beauties!

Next we headed up to Niagara Falls, NY to stay for a couple of days before the reunion. The last time we saw the falls, we stayed on the Canadian side. It was amazing how much there was to do on the Canadian side, but nothing really on the American side. We talked to several people and they said it's been very sad to see so much closed up on the American side. It only cost us $.50 ea. to cross the border into Canada. Our daughter Mary and her dad took some really cool pictures. I just don't have enough room to post them all! The garbage barge you see in one of the pictures has been there since 1918. Dan said his grandfather remembers seeing it.

About to enter Canada!

Half of us are in the US and half in Canada! Dan is in both countries!

This is the garbage barge that his been here since 1918.

American Falls taken from the Canadian side.

Our last leg of the journey was to Dan's family reunion in PA. We stayed at a Salvation Army Retreat. Mainly older folks there, but it was nestled in 1400 acres of beauty! We saw deer, groundhogs and, the girls even saw a bald eagle (the camps mascot). It was good to see family that we hadn't seen in a long time. We spent one afternoon at a school where we met more of Dan's family. The only surviving sibling of Dan's grandfather was there and had just celebrated his 95th birthday! Go Mitch 95!

We didn't really stop for much on the way home. We were tired and ready to get back home to our pooches and fish (and you guys of course!!!!).

This was a good vacation but it's good to be back. I just need another vacation to catch up on all of the things I didn't get done while we were gone!

School will start in a few weeks and maybe I'll get a little bit more done that I need to, but probably not!


Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th!

Hope you are having a great 4th of July!!

We spent ours at Dan's sister's swimming and eating hamburgers/hot dogs and all the fixin's.

The folks at the lake and the yacht club put on their second annual Light The Lake event last night. This is becoming a big precursor to the 4th. There were probably close to 10,000 people at both boat ramps. They had music, and vendors setup at one end of the lake. We got there to late to do that stuff, but drove the Amphicar across the lake from the other end of the lake and watched the fireworks from the water. There were some pretty spectacular fireworks! It wasn't so bad driving in since most of the boats were already on the water, but coming out there were a lot of them lined up waiting for their trailers. We were lucky to find an open lane and just drove right out! There is something to be said for having a boat that is also a car and not have to deal with a trailer!

Wishing you a fun and safe 4th!!!!!


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Updated List 6-24-08

Just letting you know that a new list has finally been put up!!!!!!

Also, here is an updated picture of LuLu that cute little puppy that we put a picture up of last time. She's grown just a little bit (see picture below) don't you think!

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and not having to work to hard. Vacation is coming up next month. We'll be doing a lot of driving on the way up to a family reunion in PA. We plan to do a lot before we get there and probably not so much on the way home. We'll keep you posted on the trip and what we'll be doing and post lots of pictures.

For those of you who may remember "Otto" our Messchersmitt, we no longer have him. After we sold Otto, he was resold at Kruse auctions in AZ for some big bucks! Dan did a great job on the restoration and someone else must have thought so too! Well... we have another project going. This one is called Frankenschmitt. To see more about this little beauty check it out here. Some of the die hard purist think Dan should put it back to an orig. Messerschmitt, but Dan's thinking of doing something funky with it like the guy modifying it tried to do. What do you think? Let us know if he should go back to an orig. schmitt or go with the modification.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Updated List and Extended Memorial Day Sale

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!! We began a MD sale, but I forgot to email everyone and put up a post here, so we've extended the sale until this Saturday, May 31st. Pick any one item from the website and get 10% off. Just let us know which item it will be.

The list is also updated. Hopefully with the kids getting out of school in a little more than a week, I can get it updated a little more often! Take a look at the list and see if you see anything you'd like.

LuLu is getting so big! I'll have to post a new picture of her so you can see how big she has gotten!!!

Take care and have a great week!


Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Updated List 05-07-08 & Newest Addition

Sorry for taking so long in getting the list updated! With the end of school coming up, it's been very very busy around here! We also added an addition to the family this weekend. Yes, I am crazy, but this little one was so cute I couldn't resist! Her name is LuLu! The other two are brother and sister (same mom diff. dad and litters) The bigger one laying down is Snickers (almost 5) and the cowering one is Daisy (2 years old). She's afraid of cameras. I think she's in the shower hiding right now.

It may be hard to tell (pun intended), but LuLu has a tail and the others two don't! That's hard for my kids to deal with since all they've ever had are dogs without tails! Yes, check out her paws! She will probably tower the other two!! We'll post pictures when that happens!!!!

Be sure to check out the list when you get a chance!



Saturday, April 19, 2008

Website Back Up

Kate's Track Shack is back up and running again!!!!!!

I'm working on testing more tapes for the list so you should be seeing a new updated list early next week if not sooner.

Thanks again and have a continued beautiful weekend!


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Website Down Temporarily

Kate's Track Shack is currently down due to problems with the server. We are working hard to get it back up. Hopefully, by this evening.

Thanks for your understanding!!!!!!!


Friday, April 04, 2008

Updated List and Spring/Anniv. Sale 04-04-08

Hope everyone had a great week and is looking forward to a relaxing weekend!!!!!

We just put up an updated list today. To help celebrate 10 years in business we're having a sale that we had back in 1998 - buy 10 tapes get 1 free. Check out the list and let us know if you see anything you like!



Friday, March 28, 2008

Updated List 3-28-08

Hey everyone!

Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day and a Happy Easter!!!!

Just put up a new list today. Be sure to check out our website - www. and let us know if you see anything you can't live without!!!

Enjoy a wonderful weekend!!!!


Saturday, March 15, 2008

New Updated List - 3-15-08

Thanks for your understanding while we were down. I had to have some surgery and am starting to get back on my feet. We appreciate your patience!!!!!

We have just updated the list tonight. You can check it out at

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Easter to everyone!!!

Kathy & Dan

Monday, February 18, 2008

Looking For Don Ho!

You didn't leave any way to contact you. Email me at


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!!!!

Happy Valentine's Day to you!!!!!

Just letting you know that a new updated list went up today. Please check it out at We've also got a Valentine Special going. If you buy tapes from the list from now until the end of Feb. and have them tuned-up before they ship, the cost of tune-up's will be $1.50 instead of $2 per tape. Just mention the Valentine special when you place your order if you want them tuned-up.

We love our customers - Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!!!

Kathy & Dan

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Updated List! 02-05-08

Just letting you know that a new updated list has just been put up. Hope you are staying warm and having a good week!!! The flu hit here last week with two of our girls getting sick. We've had a couple of high 70's days the last few days but it looks like we may get some rain (much needed) and some colder weather coming our way. I guess that's to be expected in February!

We haven't had any good memories for our memory page in a while. If you've got a good 8-track related story to tell, let us know and we'll put it up on the website.

Take care!!!!!!!


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Updated List 01-22-08

Sorry for the delay in letting you know the list was updated. I had to have some minor surgery and forgot to make a post and send out emails before I left.

You can check out the updated list at

Dan/Kathy Gibson

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Happy New Year!!! - Updated List 01/03/08

We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays!

The kids are back in school today and it's time to get back to business!

This year marks our 10th year at Kate's Track Shack!!!! We're looking forward to a great year with some new things on the horizon. We are working on some updates to the website that we think we be more beneficial to our customers. We'll also be having sales and promotions throughout the year to help celebrate 10 years at KTS.

The list has been updated and we have an after Christmas special on Christmas tapes. Buy 10 and get 1 free.

You can check out the updated list and sale at

Thanks to all of you, our friends and loyal customers, who have helped to make this business a sucess!!!!!!!!

Dan/Kathy Gibson