Wow, so much has happened since my last post. Jackie and I have been taking our time settling in to our new place and surroundings. San Diego is beautiful, the weather, beaches, and surrounding scenery are all worth coming for, and I imagine most of the reason why real estate is so expensive. I’m heading to my first Padres game this Tuesday, we’ll see if the new stadium by the water here lives up to the hype that the locals give it.
I didn’t post about the last day of our journey mostly because it was awful. We started out from Flagstaff early in the morning, and hit the desert right about 10am, and spent the next 7 hours going up and down mountains in 110 degree heat, not fun. Then we hit about an hour of traffic in Riverside, so by the time we got to Temecula, which was our destination, we were both exhausted, and I started to get anxious and terrified of the new life we were about to begin: Were we going to like our new place? Would the west coasters I’d have to work with suck? Is all of California this ugly, drab and smog filled? Those questions started flowing through my mind until I started to get pretty depressed, which went well with my exhaustion. The next day we arrived at our new place, all was well and we’ve been settling in nicely. Jackie loves her new job, and all is right with the world.
I have about 6 posts backed up in drafts that I need to get finished, most of them are concert reviews. This week we saw Trio! (Bela Fleck, Stanley Clarke, and Jean Luc Ponty) again at Humphrey’s by the Bay in Point Loma, what a great show, and this time Stanley even gave in to the crowd requests for School Days. We also go the chance to check out the Dave Matthews Band at Coors Amphitheater on Thursday night, yet another great show from Dave and the gang; I believe this was my 12th show.