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Today I leave the land of BBQ, Longhorn football, and an unidentified win-less MLB team for the Governator, a flailing state economy, and NCAA-reprimanded college athletics programs. And beautiful weather.
I am really excited to finally kick this thing off. Here's a more detailed itinerary for the next week and a half:
April 13th, 8:55 PM Fly to San Francisco Airport from IAH.
- Take the BART to Oakland to stay with James Pritchett (friend from St. John's) the nights of the 13th and 14th.
- See the Golden Gate Bridge, maybe Alcatraz after the game. Enjoy San Francisco with James and Mark McClure.
- Night of April 15th: Stay with Mark McClure (not my cousin, another friend from St. John's) in Palo Alto.
- Take the train into downtown, hopefully see the sites.
- Lodging TBD.
- April 17th, wake up early and hit Pike's Place (famous fish market recommended by Rachel Funk) and other tourist spots.
- Fly out of Seattle/Tacoma to San Diego @5:35 PM. Land at 9:25 PM. A surprisingly long flight...public transportation to the Doubletree downtown. Don't worry - I'm getting a good rate.
- Flight after the game from San Diego to Phoenix at 9:25 PM. Land at 10:35 PM. Much more manageable.
- Stay at Scott Cabaniss's place in Scottsdale (again, hopefully). Scott and I worked together at the Yankees.
- April 20th, 6:55 PM flight to Denver that lands at 9:40 PM. Stay with David Cummings (friend from The Village School).
- Absolutely enjoy Denver - being outside, maybe fishing, talking sports, watching the NFL draft, etc.
Saturday, April 24th. Depart Denver at 2:34 PM and arrive in Houston at 5:54. End of Leg 1.
Cumulative totals: 6 cities, 6 stadiums.
Special thanks in advance to: James, Mark, Annie, Rachel, Scott, David A. and David C. This leg would have been prohibitively expensive without your help. I look forward to seeing those of you that are in California/Washington/Colorado over the next week and a half.
Let's get this thing going. I can't wait to write my next review. Until then - hasta la vista, baby.