Thursday, March 20, 2008
The Sun is Up, The Sky is Blue
Happy first day of Spring. I have so much to look forward to in the next few little whiles. I'm really excited. First of all, tomorrow is the Iowa City Punk Rock Reunion show. A bunch of people who were in hard core bands in the eighties are all coming back to play music at the Unitarian church just like they used to do. I haven't seen some of these people since I was 19 years old. I'm interested to see who shows up and I wonder if I'll even recognize half of them. Then, after that show, my friend K. and I are supposed to go to the Picador for another show. I think I will fulfill my monthly music quota in one night.
I've also been working on my Summer plans in the last few days. Right now, it looks like sometime in June, me, my daughters, my friend K. and anyone else from the Iowa City contingent will go to Chicago and meet her friend J. and my friend S. for a Cubs game and a trip to a Japanese steak house and then probably drinks after that at some fun bars in the city.
I also decided to use that tax bonus we're supposed to get to take my girls to California at the end of July. Sure, I could be responsible and use it to pay stuff off or save or some other bullshit thing, but I think I'll just go ahead and stimulate the economy by traveling. We'll stop in Denver and check things out there, then stop In Salt Lake City and see us some real live Mormons. Actually, we all know I grew up being the only non-Mormon in my neighborhood in Mesa, but my girls haven't been exposed to too many. I really want to go to the Great Salt Lake and check it out up close and personal like too.
We're kicking around the idea of stopping at Yosemite and/or Reno or Tahoe. We'll for sure stay in San Francisco for a few days and then drive up North to the Redwoods. I want to at least stay one night in the State Park where I lived back in 1985. There's an awesome swimming hole that I think the girls will really love.
Now, all I have to do is start googling and getting in contact with some old friends. It could just be the best part of the trip.