Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bridge to Nowhere

So Jennifer and I went on another hike on Saturday. It all started off on Friday night when Jennifer asked what we were doing the next day. I told her that I didn't care as long as I get to watch the Angel game. She suggested that we go on a hike and I instantly knew where we were going. By the way, I am not talking about the Angels right now. That is for another post entirely, of which I am in far too good of a moode right now to do at this time.

We meant to get out much earlier than we did but one thing lead to another and we finally left at around 11:30 which got us started on our hike at around 12:30. The Bridge to Nowhere is a hike that starts just north of Azusa off the 210 freeway. It is a 9 mile hike round trip and I thought it would be a lot of fun for me and Jen to try out. I actually did this hike twice as a boy scout. The first time was a success and the second time was...well, lets just say that we had to finish the hike off by being rescued by a helicopter.

The Bridge to Nowhere was built in 1936 and was part of a project that was supposed connect San Gabriel Valley to Wrightwood. In March of 1938 there was a huge flood that whipped out most of the road to the bridge. The project was abandoned and and now the only access to the bridge is by hiking trails. That is why it is such a unique piece of architecture. Right there in the middle of the wilderness there is this huge beautiful bridge with no roads that lead to it, just a hiking trail. I love this hike and might I say it is so cool to live in Southern California. We are so close to the city, beaches, mountains, biking trails, rock and roll, rivers and Mexico. I seriously love this place.

So here are some pictures of our hike. I wish I could post all of them but Jennifer absolutely forbids it. I don't get it, but here is what she will allow.

Jennifer thought that this last picture was inappropriate to put up and I convinced her that it is not any less appropriate of some pictures of me in a speedo that are circulating around out there. I just wanted to show you that the water was cold. So if you were offended by it I am sorry and I will send you a speedo picture shortly.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Why is it that the staple company and the stapler company can't get together and make some kind of agreement about how many staples can fit in a standard stapler. I don't think I have ever owned a stapler that can fit the standard 210 staple strip? I always have to break a quarter of the staple strip off in order to make it fit into my stapler. I know I probably sound like George Banks with hot dog buns but I really don't care. This needs to be taken care of.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Kauai and World Series

So I have quite a predicament. I foolishly planned a trip to Kauai for the wrong week. Let me explain.

I am really excited to go to Kauai in two weeks. A vacation like this doesn't come around every year for us and we really can't wait to go. On the other hand I am really excited that the Angels will possibly go on to the World Series.

I leave to Kauai Sunday October 25th and won’t be back until November 1st. Now if the Angels go to the World Series, they will have home field advantage. This means that the Angels will be playing at home on October 28th and 29th for games 1 & 2. They will be away for the 31st, Nov. 1st, and the 2nd. After that, if necessary, games 6 & 7 will be at home on the 4th and 5th of November. Now our company has season tickets to the playoffs which means that I have essentially only two shots at going to any game which are games 6 and 7. There is a possibility that that if one of the teams wins four games right away, I may not even get to see any of the games whatsoever because there is not a chance Jennifer will let me watch any game while on our vacation. Granted this only matters if the Angels beat the Yankee’s four times by the end of next week which I think will happen.

So bottom line is I am really stoked to go to Kauai for a week, but I wish I picked a different week.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Have You Seen This Girl?

Have you seen Sarah? She has been missing since September 3, 2009 and we are all getting really worried. I don't know why but I think it might have something to do with a demonstration she participated in last June with her family.

Please, if you hear anything contact her family by their blog. Thank you.