people have been inviting me to the Left Coast for years now and I've
just never gotten around to going. But when Calvin and Dan decided to
move out to San Diego, I decided to tag along while they looked for
places to live and to basically check out the scene.
also took a whole lot of video of the trip, but I'm up to almost 600
megs of website these days, so I may just offer them as a downloadable
Zip file. I'll have to see how big they are and if they even seem interesting.
But, here are the pics!
have no idea what that is, but it was hanging from a tree! It looks
like a cocoon, and since they say that blondes grow on trees in California,
mabe there's a new one wandering around that just hatched!
driving around in the San Diego sun. Gotta love the fact that it's November
and 85 degrees!
who oddly enough hates to be out in the sun, yet wants to move to California!
at the hotel getting ready to head out for dinner and some drinks.
happened to be on our flight out to San Diego, so we actually had the
chance to take him out to dinner for his Birthday! Ken and Lynn showed
up and we all headed out to the beach area to have a good time.
and the Birthday boy!
Fernando and Calvin. Fernando and Dan met when Dan set up an Outback
restaurant in California. Now Fernando manages Rick's Restaurant in
and I enjoying being out of New York!
Oyster shooters! They actually wanted me to eat these things!
tried, but it was a little too gooey for me.
sometimes when Calvin drinks, he takes things a little too literally.
This is what happens when I tell him to "Bite Me".
are some of the people we met at "Open Bar".
the way out of the bar after last call, two guys blocked off me and
Calvin at the cross walk as we were crossing the street to go home.
One got in my face, and the other got in Calvin's. He started yelling
at Calvin for hitting on his girlfriend earlier in the night. I was
worried about the fight that was about to start for almost 4 seconds.
Then I noticed that we had a good 80 pounds on each of these guys.
Skinny White Boy Number One is yelling at Calvin, and Calvin is looking
at him like he's crazy. When all of a sudden, Calvin just pops the guy
in the mouth! I was shocked! I've never seen Calvin take a swing at
anyone in my life!
White Boy Number Two starts to run over towards Calvin, but I grabbed
him and told him to grab his boy and just leave. At this point I noticed
the Bouncer from Open Bar had seen what was going on and got off his
stool to go over and break it up. He looked at the size of these guys
attacking us, and then sat back down on his stool and shined the flashlight
on us while laughing the whole time.
looked over to see what was going on with Calvin and saw Skinny White
Boy Number One was swinging at Calvin like a Fourteen year old girl
in a cat fight. There was a whole lot of arms over the head kind of
flailing, and I actually started feeling bad for him. Calvin was gonna
slaughter him if I didn't end it soon. So I walked over and broke it
up, and told Skinny White Boy Number Two to take Skinny White Boy Number
One and go home.
the two girls that were with the guys were yelling for them to leave,
and this includes the girl that Skinny White Boy Number One was all
pissed about. And yes, Calvin was hitting on her, but she did stick
her tongue in Cal's mouth, so I think she has some of the blame on her
we walked away laughing because our first night in town we got into
a bar fight! Not only that, but we won! Now that's a first!
warning all Skinny White Boys about what's waiting for them!
are the Champions!" Ok, it really wasn't much of a fight,
but we were really drunk, so it seemed like a huge victory!
of course missed the whole thing because he was sleeping in the car
at the time.
like a Butterfly, float like a Bee!! Wait...."
so we were really drunk.
Skinny White Boys were in the car behind us following us for a while,
Calvin and I kept trying to talk Dan into pulling over so we could whup
them again, but with Dan being the only sober one in the group, we headed
back to the hotel.
here's our hotel!
next morning, Calvin called his Mom and told her the whole story about
the fight the night before, but instead of telling it the way it really
happened, he told her that it was me that beat up the Skinny White Boy.
And the whole time he was doing it, Dan was sitting there saying "that's
just wrong" over and over again.
San Diego scenery shots.
breakfast at IHOP!
more scenery shots.
love California. Where else would you see two identical yellow Mustang
Convertables stopped next to each other at a light?
Dan and Calvin were working on looking at apartments and stuff, I decided
to head North and see the rest of the West Coast.
came down and picked me up to bring me up to Anahiem.