***** Yeah, we lost. I hate losing. But, as I noted earlier, the season
is young, and far from lost. More important to me was the great
experience of meeting so many of the gang that I've been talking to
here for about 7 years now. What a great group!
***** I have to extend a very special thanks to Al and Karen for the
invite to the fabulous beach party we had at Mission Beach, hosted by a
friend from their high school days, Ernie. A gorgeous day, mixing with
the gang, tossing beers, and having some laughs. The only problem I had
was that Monty stole my camera, and spent much of his time there taking
pictures of scantily clad women as the walked, ran, bicycled, and
roller bladed past us along the beach walk behind the house. ;-)
***** My only regrets (other than the game) were that:
1. The place I rented turned out to be located over the mountains
and through the woods, PAST grandmothers house! It was such a nasty
drive that we never had the party I planned, and I had to re-pack the 2
cases of soda, case of beer, large bottle of white wine, bottle of Glen
Livet that I had hoped to share with Phil and Monty, and 3 huge backs
of pretzels and chips. Five freakin' trips to the car to repack that
stuff. I'm damn near a dead man tonight! :-)
2. The damn caterer screwed up the location in the parking lot,
which I had clearly given them, and they had acknowledged; and followed
that up with cold hot dogs and burgers! I had expected an on-site
grill, and fresh dogs and burgers. Obviously, I should have gone into
that detail with them while setting it up. For that, I apologize to all
of you. The food part of our trip sucked!
***** But, back to the good news. I am already looking forward to the
next trip, which, of course, we have unanimously agreed will NOT be
referred to as a Jxxxx! Wherever we go. Whatever we do. We're gonna go
through it together! Great to meet you all, and let's get those of you
who missed this one to the next one!
***** By the way, those who joined me down at the Gaslamp District will
probably agree that it is a happenin' place! I again suggest that, if
you haven't already done so, you call the Gaslamp Plaza Suites, where I
have a reservation for Supre Bowl weekend. If they still have
availability, BOOK A ROOM! It's at the corner of E St and 5th, which
you who were there know is right at the head of the district strip. A
GREAT place to stay! Park in the hotel garage, and never leave the
area, unless you plan to go to the Zoo or Sea World. Everything you
want is right there.
***** Finally, a very special "hank you" to my new friend Ostend. We
had a great time, buddy. And I sort of enjoyed the company of that guy
who kept following you around also! ... Randy, I love ya, my friend!!
George 665 + 36 =
** World Champion N E Patriots **
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