The Life Highway

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Road Trip – Del Mar, CA

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20140705_143219Right now, I’m on a road trip.  Not a real road trip, but a pretend one.  For every blog post, there will be a corresponding post about where I am on my pretend trip across the country.  I am doing this as motivation to blog as often as I can  Once my road trip takes me from Southern California to New York, I will have a lot of posts under my belt and who knows what that will mean for my writing career.  As you can see, it’s working very well (*sarcasm*).  When was my last post?  January?  But, I will keep at it.  It’s like pulling the cord to start a lawnmower.  You pull it, but nothing happens.  You pull it again, but nothing happens.  You may end up pulling the thing like 6 or 7 times, but eventually it will start.  That is assuming the lawnmower has gas in it.  Anyway, I spent a very, very long time in La Jolla.  Today, I arrived in Del Mar.  A turtle could have left La Jolla at the time of my last blog post and made it here well before me.  Oh well.  Here I am.  It is sunny and 69 degrees.  It is also Memorial Day.  If all goes well, I won’t be here long.  I intend to do a lot of traveling this summer if you know what I mean.

In reality, I have been to Del Mar two previous times.  The first time was in 1997 at a Campus Crusade retreat.  It was the first (and only) time I have ever given my testimony. The other time was two years ago in 2014.  I rode down to see my brother and my oldest nephew perform with Electra Mustaine at the Fairgrounds.  It was the first of two shows.  The genre of music was a little bit different from the genre of music that Electra’s dad plays.  Her dad is Dave Mustaine, the founder as well as lead singer and guitarist for the band Megadeth.  He was also a founding member of Metallica.  There was no headbanging at this show as they were playing country music.  The highlight of the day for me was meeting the aforementioned heavy metal icon after the show.  Now, that is not to say that there wasn’t any headbanging that day.  Before the show, me and my second oldest nephew made the rounds, seeing and riding as many attractions as possible.  The most memorable one was the super slide that you see in the photo.  At the top, you get a sack to place under you and you then slide down.  I slid down fast and the long area at the bottom that allows you to gradually come to a halt wasn’t long enough and I found myself (and my head) slamming into the padded wall at the bottom.  It was a pain in the neck but I survived.

Anyway, I have some ideas of things to post about, so hopefully the road trip will move along a little quicker.