Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Busy Two Weeks in Hot and Muggy Southern California and Beyond


Thursday, August 3, 2017:

First and foremost . . .

A HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY TODAY
TO OUR GRANDSOB KEVIN!

Meanwhile, back in Las Vegas . . .

After spending the start of the week with our Rio Mesa H.S. friends at the Flamingo Hotel, we moved across town to the home of young Kevin and his parents Jenn and Andy for another four days in the desert heat.

As usual, food was a big part of our visit.

 Lasagna at Buco de Beppo

Kevin, his Dad Andy and
Kevin's cousin JoJo 

Chicken and waffles with
strawberry butter

Add a side of bacon and your day starts out right.

Kevin with an old school helmet

Jacob at Newbury Park H.S.
with a more modern helmet

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Jacob working on his tackling
during a Newbury Park workout

Former Rio Mesa H.S. Lineman
and Shot Putter Steve Stroh

He is the owner and operator of the CaliforniCajun food truck in the background.

We just had to support his culinary efforts.

 His bread pudding was incredible
as was everything we tried on his menu

I was asked to attend
Coach Bob Richards' get together
with his 1986 C.I.F. Championship
football team at Thousand Oaks H.S.

They only lost one game that year, 7-6 to our Westlake H.S. squad.
  
 The first year that I coached was 1970
with the Thousand Oaks JV team

Bob was the Head Coach and I was his one and only assistant.
We went 7-2 that year.

I went on a hike with
Martha Jimenez-Ito in the
wilderness of Moorpark 

It was SCORCHING!

Jacob's first soccer practice ever

Mike is his coach

Mike showed a ton of patience coaching these five year olds.

I think they both had fun

We celebrated a belated
2nd birthday for granddaughter
Mary

We were in Las Vegas on her actual birthday.

video
She had fun blowing out her candles

She was excited by the taste
of these pink peeps

 I fly to Mexico City tomorrow
to help coach the Europe Warriors
in our game against the UNAM Pumas

According to my Lonely Planet Guide to Mexico, the University that is famed for its murals employs 38,000 teachers to instruct the 330,000 students that call UNAM their alma mater.

Yes, 330,000 is correct.

They are expecting 20,000 fans to attend our game in the on campus Estadio Olympico that seats 72,000.

Reading Is FUNdamental

The tenth installment of the
Bruno, Chief of Police novels
was a good one

Set in Sicily, it had to be good

The first book in the
Enzo Macleod series
was excellent

 Mexico City . . .


HERE WE COME!

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