Mini Meet up with Roger (X_Drive) & Judy (Hummingbird)
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Well finally the day has arrived...I am actually going home after two weeks of time in Vegas! I kept extending my trip as I really was trying to avoid reality! :-) I took it pretty easy on Thursday and went to Sushi Mon with Lisa, Michelle, and Jen (it was like the wedding party dinner!) and I had a beer with JpChoi to wish him off and I was in bed ready for the long drive back today! When I planned the trip, I contacted Roger (X_drive) about getting together with him and Judy since I had not seen them since the Jan meet up in San Francisco. I feel bad as I changed the day like 5 times of when I was coming home but I finally did make it to see them!
If you have never had the opportunity to meet Roger and Judy - I absolutely recommend it! Roger was one of the first people who contacted me when I joined TravBuddy and talked me into coming to the first LA meet up last December.
One potentially little known fact about Roger - do you know he plays the keyboard?!?! And incredibly well I might add! I got to hear several of his original songs.
Unfortunately, I was not able to stay very long as I had to get back on the road to make it in time for my wine pairing event at 7pm up in Elk Grove. I would've removed my RSVP and hung out but there were a ton of people trying to get into this event and it was closed off at 20 people so I really hated to back out at the last minute and leave them hanging. Said my goodbyes to Roger and Judy and hopefully I will be back down to see them again soon when I can stay longer as they only live 3-4 hours from me!
Overall, the drive back wasn't too bad except for the multiple freeway fires! There were 4 different fires that involved the freeway brush - one of which scared the heck out of me! It was a large fire and the wind caught the fire and flames jumped all the way to my car as I tried to pass.