The traditional Stop #1 on the way to the Arkansas Derby. A few pix only.
The 2012 McChump ??/365 Racing Tour
7 Exciting Tracks! 8 Exotic States and Provinces! 8 Marginal Picture Galleries! (So far!)
Warning! The 2012 stories are almost entirely pictures, and not for the faint of bandwidth!
Went to Vancouver. Visited Hastings. Got one (1) pic. Had good visit with KG Dave T. Ate 1st class dinner at some dive little Chinese place afterwards. Had a hell of a time getting back across the border to my own country where I was born and raised. Much like it's no fun to fly anymore, it's also now no fun to visit the friendly neighbor to the north. Thanks a lot, DHS. Had good visit with high school friend on the way outta Dodge.
Just the one pic. But it's a pretty course.
Me and McChump #2 got the right price on a condo near Del Mar for a week: free. Thanks, relative! So we went.
Many fine adventures were had, including day trip up to Long Beach to see USS Iowa. A week's worth of racing and adventures wore me out, though.
After San Diego we drove up to Vegas. The trip through the desert was kind of cool. But Vegas? Eh. The Fremont Street neon still rules, but it's the same neon. And the casino action was just plain boring. Thank goodness for some semi-interesting horse book action. But overall, this town is turning into snoozeville.