Somewhere around 9:45 this morning, I sent a text to Char saying that I thought we would be leaving the house around 10:30. She texted back and she and Mike were at Kettleman City, 225 miles from Davis. The four of us were headed for the LA area, Mike and Char to Pasadena, Walt and I to Sherman Oaks. We hoped to stay in the same hotel, as we will later this week, but we could not get a room for tonight, so we went back to the same Carriage House Best Western Hotel in Sherman Oaks.
We had no real deadline for getting here. The only thing was dinner with our friend Michael, but there was no hard and fast time for that. Mike and Char decided to opt out of dinner, saying it would take too long to get here from Pasadena.
We listened to a John Lescroart book (he's a Davis author) on the way down and stopped around 2:45 for lunch at In'n'Out...
...where there was definitely an interesting clientele!
He looked like a guy who had fallen face-first into the pink vat at the Peeps factory!
We settled into the hotel and waited for Michael to come and pick us up. I had requested that we return to Dr. Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas BBQ, where he took us last time. It was just as delicious as I remembered from before, but Michael seemed a bit overwhelmed.
(No-he didn't finish it all but has enough for another 2 meals, when combined with what I didn't finish!)
We were back at the hotel in time to see the end of Dancing with the Stars, sad at who was voted off (not saying in case someone hasn't seen it yet), but I think it was the right decision.