Friday, April 13, 2007

On The Road Again...

As a few of you know, one of my favorite things to do is take long road trips... I've been pretty much everywhere imaginable on the West Coast - from Tijuana, Mexico all the way up to Whister Mountain in British Columbia, Canada... I also have a lot of family and friends in the Pacific Northwest, so I've been to that beautiful part of the country many times. With gas prices going through the roof though, I haven't been able to do nearly as many road trips as I once did... last year I took all of three road trips - and they all had the single purpose of seeing Carrie Underwood in concert. I logged over 900 miles on the Carrie road trips to the Pechanga and Morongo casinos along with the Mid State Fair in Paso Robles. The Paso Robles trip this past August was especially memorable as I had my friend Reggie along with me for the ride and we met up with several other friends once we arrived... We actually got there just in time to hear Carrie and the band doing their sound check! The best part though was that all got to meet Carrie after the show and even got autographs and pictures taken with her! The only bad thing is that we couldn't stay the night there - Reggie needed to work the next day, so just before midnight we hit the road. Three and a half hours later (at 3:25am) we safely arrived home. Reggie had another 70 miles or so to go, so he didn't get home until about 5am!

Tomorrow, I have a much shorter road trip going. I'm headed down the 405 about 70 miles to the Westminster bowling lanes to celebrate our new Country radio station, "Go Country 105" (KKGO). Some of you know that this past August, L.A.'s longtime Country station KZLA 93.1 flipped formats. This left a very large void for many of us. Fortunately, most of us still had Country stations to listen to - I had KHAY 100.7 in nearby Ventura, while my friends to the South and East could listen to KFRG 95.1. Still though, it wasn't the same as KZLA was part of many of our daily lives... the music was good and the DJ's were always a lot of fun and interactive. I'll never forget that day after work when I flipped on the radio and discoved a Blondie song playing on what was now "Movin' 93.1 FM." The thirty minute drive home that day was very long... KKGO arrived on the FM airwaves in late January of this year, and the great news is that many of the old KZLA DJ's are on the air at Go Country. Shawn Parr is doing mornings, Whitney Allen's show is on at night and Paul Freeman is doing weekends. As for the event, it will be happening from 12:30 to 3:30 PM tomorrow. The bowling is FREE and they are also serving us FREE pizza! It should be a great time, and I look forward to seeing many of my friends there. Pictures to come!


Thanks to everyone for their concern for my brother-in-law's father, Charles. The surgery went as well as can be expected and he's now on the road to recovery.

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