Today was a full day.

Under somewhat unsettled and threatening skies, we got the workout out of the way early.  Around 10:00, Frank and his fiancee Sonia stopped by.  After a 25 cent tour of the coach, we headed to the Santa Paula airport cafe to visit over breakfast.  We talked a long time and caught up on the happenings in their life.  Both are working towards life and career goals and are planning to get married in June 2006.  They will make a great couple and we look forward to attending the big event.  We very much enjoyed the visit and wish them good health, happiness and success.

Later in the afternoon, we traveled to the home of Ed and Nancy for dinner and a long visit.  I worked with Ed years ago at 7up and we kept in touch these many years past.  They have a beautiful home in a quiet rural setting.  We talked for hours, catching up on work, family, friends, co-workers, hobbies, etc.  Around dusk, four steaks were ritually sacrificed to the BBQ gods.  The steaks, cooked to perfection, were a real treat for us.  There are few things as satisfying as grilled New York steaks.  Mmmmm.  The conversation stretched late into the night.  It was a perfect evening spent with good friends.  Close to midnight, we headed for home.

We finally got back close to 1:30 AM and headed straight for bed.  All in all, it was a great day.