Friday, July 12, 2013
Two Weeks in California
With jet lag now firmly in my rear view mirror, let us take a look at what has been happening the last few weeks in the sleepy southwest corner of the USA.
Jacob became FC Barcelona's newest fan
Sarah Gardner and Laurie at our
niece Amy Hicks' Wedding Shower
on June 29th
Cousins and sisters at the Wedding Shower
Laurie Contreras, Gayle Hicks, Amy Hicks, Sarah Gardner, Vanessa Contreras and Lyndsey McKenzie
With Jacob while the ladies were having
a ton of fun at the Wedding Shower
Laurie and I had a ball with that rascal David Lassen at The French Bulldog in Camarillo on June 30th.
Bloody Mary with a Bacon Slice
The French Bulldog makes powerful, heart clogging drinks as it turns out.
California Lutheran University's
production on an outdoor stage of
the Bard's The Tempest was a treat
on June 30th
Jacob on the Fourth of July
at Camarillo's Aquatics Stadium
"Beer me woman!"
Jacob and his proud Poppa, Mike
Concentrating on the proper techniques
of his next dive, the Triple Lindy
Life is GOOD!
Kevin and North Las Vegas
"I'm handsome and I know it!"
A boy and his English bulldog Blitz
July 7th was my 66th Birthday
Papi and Kevin
Kevin and Artie
Fried Chicken Benedict at
Hash House A Go Go in Las Vegas
A healthy breakfast for the long drive home.
I have not owned a car since I left California to coach the Thun Tigers American football team in Switzerland in January of 2012. It was about time to purchase one.
What I wanted
What Laurie let me buy
We got a great deal on a low mileage 2012 Honda Civic LX at the CarMax in Oxnard on Thursday, July 11th.
It matches my T-shirt.
Thursday was also a day of 7-on-7 for our Newbury Park JV football team as we travelled to Moorpark H.S. to play the host Musketeers, the Valencia Vikings and the Camarillo Scorpions.
Offense Lining Up vs. Valencia
Panther QB Erich Wuesthoff
launching a Bomb
CB Kyle Popok in coverage
We played three 40 minute running clock games and saw a ton of improvement from our young team.
We are on the right track!
This weekend we are heading to beautiful Newport Beach, California to visit our college roommates Loren and Sandy Brucker. It bodes to be a fantastic three days indeed!