Debra's first visit to San Diego
In 1966 I entered the third grade at the Wolcott Elementary School in Davison Michigan. Debra Melanson’s family had just moved into the school district and that was the first time I saw her. Although we were just kids it really was “love at first sight” although I just couldn’t muster up the courage to talk to her. From that point on though I couldn’t stop thinking about her. Not in the “stalker” sense but more “oh my GOD I don’t know what to say” sort of way. Typical of kids at that age though really. My mother just kept telling me “Oh honey, it’s nothing more than puppy-love and it’ll pass.” But it never did. Ever.
Well it's been quite some time since Deb and I have been able to take a nice leisurely ride on the motorcycle. But after the previous evening’s event we really needed to get out and forget about it and just enjoy the day with some good friends. The ride destination this time was out to the Desert View Tower near Jacumba, CA. Although we’ve been there multiple times over the years, it’s always fun to go see it again and the ride as fantastic. If you’re looking for an excuse for a good ride to get out of the city… this is a good place to go visit.
After poking around for an hour or so… we back-tracked into Jacumba where there is a fantastic place to eat. Jay’s Southern Café has got to be one of the best BBQ place in Southern California. The owners Jacari and Ashley Cousins are wonderful people and Jay really knows how to cook up something spectacular for you. The best way to get there of course is to stay off the freeway. Take the back roads as there’s a lot to see along the way since the roads tend to follow the land rather than cut through it. It still surprised me to this day how many people live in San Diego and yet don’t have a clue of the beauty of the back roads.
So a longtime friend and fellow nerd, ‘Nurse Mike’… managed to get me all excited about these things a while back and now I’ve got three of them on the home network. Although he really is a good and dear friend of ours, its times like these when I really want to just punch him in the face. LOL I’m at the point now where I want to have one of these things sitting on every single available IP address in the subnet that is my internal LAN. Why you ask? Because they’re COOL. People out there are doing some really wild things with these and I’d like to be yet another one of them.
Well… I’m sure glad that we finally did go to witness a ‘Civil War Reenactment’ event at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista yesterday. I’ve never been much of one for any of these “mach gun fights” or the like as it always seemed to be just some cheesy thing to me. As a child in school I was never really interested in history either but my fascination with it grew over the years. Particularly when it pertains to major national events such as the Civil War, WW I and WW II. The Civil War was perhaps one of the most significant events in American history.