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November 19, 2006
I Love LA

So we landed here yesterday afternoon, and the first fun thing I did was surprise the First Mate with a convertible for our rental car. I've never driven a convertible before, and I decided to rent one last week. We drove along the coast on our way up meet the family, and it was pretty darned sweet. We're about to head back down to the beach for some cruising and some shopping, and we'll take some pictures along the way.

The Internet connection has been very dicey here, but we're going to improve that later today. More later ...

UPDATE: Here's a picture of the FM and I at Huntington Beach, hanging out in the Chrylser Sebring convertible. It's a terrific ride and handles well, and we enjoyed driving back and forth from Fullerton to Surf City and then to Downtown Disney, where we all did some shopping. Now that's an interesting shopping mall; they have much more than just Disney shops there, and they have musicians performing live along the walkways. A country-music duo drew quite a crowd, with the fiddler playing a mean version of "Orange Blossom" to the delight of the crowd. Two toddlers entertained us with their dancing to the music, and it made for a bit of unpredicted fun.

I can get used to this ride -- but somehow I don't think it will translate to Minnesota ...


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Posted by Ed Morrissey at November 19, 2006 12:44 PM

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» Welcome to the Southland Capt. -- You Picked A Great Weekend To Be Here! from "Okie" on the Lam
Captain Ed and the First Mate are cruisin' the Westside of LA in a convertible, and goin' to the beach today. It's around 80 degrees out and sunny, clear & beautiful. Sorry about that! ;-) If'n you find yourself in the mood for a great Polish meal, ... [Read More]

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» Welcome to California from Cap'n Bob & the Damsel
Captain Ed and the First Mate are visiting Southern California and we say welcome. Glad the weather is nice for them - we were out in our convertable today as well. It was just beautiful! Just remember, however, that the chamber of commerce will be rel... [Read More]

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