West Coast Tour - Los Angeles Jun 16, 2002 Saturday, June 15th, 2002 After spending the night in Palo Alto, I started down the freeway to LA the next morning. Nothing really to write about here. Just your standard freeway drive. However, the traffic was horrible. Seemed like every half-hour or so you ran into stop and go traffic. Not fun. Just this alone made me think I didn’t want to live here. My friend, Laury’s sister and brother-in-law live in LA. ...
Zen and the Art of Nothing Jun 15, 2002 I’ve tried everything when it comes to trying to meet women. I’ve tried dating services, personal ads, phone ads, internet dating, blind dates, being set up by friends, going to bars, and even asking out complete strangers. The most I’ve ended up with is a relationship that lasts for 6 months, but feels more like 2. I’ve told myself that I’ve tried everything. I was thinking about this today when suddenly I had a Zen moment. ...
West Coast Tour - San Francisco Jun 15, 2002 Friday, June 14th, 2002 Today started off with a great drive through more evergreen lined roads. That lasted till about midday. Then the road turned into a more freeway like drive with the golden hills of central California as the view, Eventually, I passed through the Golden Gate Bridge (horrible traffic) and settled in Palo Alto.
West Coast Tour - Oregon Coast Jun 14, 2002 Thursday, June 13th, 2002 Today started off well. Found my way to the PCH, flipped the top down, and right away I was on a single lane road with no one in front of or behind me. That didn’t last long however. Kept going through towns where you have to slow down for the traffic. But every so often you hit a stretch of road and its just you and the road. ...
West Coast Tour - Seattle Jun 13, 2002 Wednesday, June 12th, 2002 Took my time getting started and probably left Portland around 10am. Dez lent me some audio books (Thanks Dez) and I leisurely drove to Seattle arriving at about 3pm. Had the top down most of the way, but had to put it up about an hour outside of Seattle because I was starting to get sunburned. Its 90 degrees in Seattle today! Safeco Field Caught a shuttle from the hotel to the ballpark and arrived about 5:30 pm. ...
West Coast Tour - Portland Jun 11, 2002 Tuesday, June 11th, 2002 The whole purpose of the west coast tour is too see the west coast baseball teams I haven’t seen yet (Seattle and San Diego) and to drive my Miata down the coast. So to that end I got up early and left at 5am and drove 12 hours with a few stops for lunch and rest. On the way to Portland bug plastered Miata Arrived at my friend Dez’s place at about 4pm PST. ...
Atlanta Jun 07, 2002 Wednesday, June 7th, 2002 On Wednesday I caught a flight to Atlanta (thanks to my sister’s buddy pass) and arrived at about 2:30 PM EST. Caught the MARTA (Atlanta equivalent of TRAX) right from the airport to downtown. My hotel was only a couple of blocks from my stop. One thing I notice is the humidity. To me, it actually felt good. Keeps your skin moist and when it’s hot you actually sweat. ...