Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Feel a little out of my league

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Up for the block

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KJ for the kill

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Back side

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Apres ski

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

View in steamboat

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Sliding down the mountain

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Starting vacation

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Getting set for tournament day

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pre snow prep

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Finally going up

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Last time here was with @devenhafiz

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Coffee is ready. I'm smiling now

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018


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Finally,a little snow and cold

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Off hour

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Afternoon break

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Caption this

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Delaney is leaving me behind

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018


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Dream Garage San Diego–3 cars, $50k

I’ve been reading a friend’s Dream Garage series, and I’ve thought about putting my own posts up. Life has changed for me, and as I much as I like cars, I don’t want a car. In fact, I’m getting more practical and just want something simpler to drive, but for some reason, I decided to try today.

The latest post is Dream Car Seasonal Garage, and I decided to have fun with a joke. I added as a comment:

For Brent’s new summer in San Diego cottage:
When you want to go out in La Jolla:
Hitting the beach:
In traffic, going nowhere fast, and not in a hurry:

Brent’s talked about moving to San Diego. Since I lived there, I decided to try the 50K challenge and found a few cars that would be fun to drive. Here are the details, with a total of $51219. Slightly over, but I could make it work:

1991 Mercedes Benz 500 SL  ($13,750)

5a3854b20929c_E7F48A57-E18E-4B37-8F77-5371A7AD19BDI’ve always liked the SL series, and I really wanted a 450SL at some point. I still think that’s a more classic look, but this 500SL would be hard to pass up for a seasonal garage.

It’s a nice classic car that would be at home in fancy La Jolla, as well as cruising around the freeways of SoCal. Plus, with a hardtop, it gives good insulation in the summer for AC or winter for heat. If the mood strikes, you can always go topless and enjoy the Pacific Coast Highway.

1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer ($16,519)

Screen-Shot-2017-12-12-at-3.49.56-PMBeing in So Cal means you’re going to hit the beach at some point. Or the mountains. Both are close, and a four wheel drive is needed.

Jeeps are neat cars, and of the four-by-fours in closed auctions, this looked the best. It’s a 3 speed, but hey, I have two other cars. In this case, I’ve got a nice Beach Boys looking car that will handle a surfboard or snowboard equally well.

1965 Ford Thunderbird ($20,750)

5a391e0606af6_IMG_1832-2-940x638In high school I had a friend whose Dad had a T-Bird like this. We’d cruise around sometimes with the top down and it was a neat car. These days I don’t think I’d ever spend $20k on one, but since we’re dreaming …

This one puts me slightly over the $50k, but I could spare $2k more. Top up or down, this is the classic Calfornia car and is fun to drive. It’s an American classic that needs wide roads and plenty of turning space, but stuck on the 5 in stop and go traffic, wouldn’t this be one to enjoy?