Finding the Itch
Trip Start Nov 08, 2006
260Trip End Ongoing
Derek had some work to do in California, so I joined him and while he worked I wandered around the city with Itchon. We went to a quaint Santa Monica cafe for breakfast. I got scrambled eggs with some sort of grass they tried to convince me was a vegetable, but just because it's green doesn't make it edible
Itch and I went to the Getty Museum, which is up on a hill overlooking the city. The art is decent, but it's really the setting that makes it impressive. That night we met Derek for drinks and did some general catching up and talking about how the Longhorns kick ass in various sports. We then returned to Deanne and Kevin's car to discover that Itch had left the window down, and despite the fact that we were parked on the street in LA somewhere, no one stole my backpack, which because we were traveling had my camera and computer in it. I felt pretty good about humanity by the end of the night.
The next day, we went to visit our friend Jones who manages a minor league baseball team near San Diego. I got to revel in California traffic, which brought us to a standstill at 2 p.m., 30 miles from any city, for half an hour. We eventually caught the 9th inning of the game and hung out at Jones' house that night. I got to meet Jones' kids and catch up with him and his wife, so it was a productive few days in Cali. From there, it was back to Texas.