September 7, 2007

On The Road Again

The First Mate and I will head to Southern California for the next two weeks to catch up with family and make some business contacts. It's not a vacation, but more a move to my West Coast offices. I'll be working my normal jobs from the road, and still doing my normal Heading Right shows. That's one of the exciting features of working in the New Media -- I can be at the office anywhere that has high-speed Internet access.

I may decide to take weekends mostly off during this time, but do check in as I'll probably want one or two threads each day just to keep the blog warm. I'll be sure to post some pictures of SoCal on the blog -- and maybe we'll arrange a get-together with local Captain's Quarters readers while we're here!


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Comments (18)

Posted by kingronjo | September 7, 2007 2:43 PM

hey Cap,

where's day by day? I want to see the babys birth.

Posted by RD | September 7, 2007 3:59 PM

Relax, renew, recreate. Thanks for an interesting blog.

Posted by Flap | September 7, 2007 4:08 PM


Send me an e-mail when you arrive.

Would like to get together.

Posted by Anthony (Los Angeles) | September 7, 2007 4:22 PM

Enjoy your trip. And do post if you decide to have a CQ get together. That should be fun. :)

Posted by Fight4TheRight | September 7, 2007 5:27 PM

Did I miss something? The Cap'n is moving to Southern California?

Posted by Monkei | September 7, 2007 6:22 PM

Captain, make sure you are posted up by your TV somewhere with ESPN turned on and the sound turn up high... I don't want you to miss the revenge beaten your Irish are going to get out ... White Out conditions have been set in Happy Valley


Posted by erpichtauf | September 7, 2007 6:28 PM

If there's another El Torito get together... I'm certainly interested.

Posted by Alan Kellogg | September 7, 2007 6:35 PM

What part of Southern California are you visiting?

And a heads up. While temperatures and humidity are dropping locally, a high pressure system is expected to build up over the next week. Means temperatures into the mid 70s to mid 80s, possibly higher in the LA basin.

Posted by John | September 7, 2007 6:46 PM

I live in Southern Cal and would love it if we had a chance to meet up. Enjoy your vacation Ed.


Posted by brooklyn - hnav | September 7, 2007 7:01 PM

Have a pleasant trip.

Catch a wave...

Posted by Andy | September 7, 2007 8:47 PM

If you are in Santa Barbara check out my brother's restaurant, Bouchon!! It's a great place.

Posted by Ron C | September 8, 2007 12:06 AM

"The Cap'n is moving to Southern California?" - Fight4TheRight

Nope.. read again. It's a 'visit' (about two weeks.)

Hope to see you put together a meet in the Toluca Lake area this time, Ed. One ideal place would be the historic Bob's Big Boy - plenty of room, and very LOW prices. Mid-week eves aren't particularly crowded - afternoons even better (usually.)

This place was not Bob Wian's first Bob's Big Boy (he had a little drive-up shack of a place in Burbank first) but it was the first real restaurant of the Bob's Big Boy chain that grew across the nation.

The Wian's used to live a couple of blocks from the restaurant - a neighbor of a friend of mine. I'll tell you a funny story or two about him when I see you (including one about Wian's 'arrest' one night - for suspected burglary.)

Posted by Steffan | September 8, 2007 12:58 AM

Hey, Ed, if you head for the Inland Empire, please let us know. I'd be more than happy to meet with you if you let us know where you're likely to be.


Posted by Duke DeLand | September 8, 2007 6:06 AM

YO Folks! Those of us who have been following Capt. Ed long enough know he is FROM SoCal......& Moved to Minn.

The Captain Emeritus lives in many other family folks.

It is a VAY-KAY-SHUN folks!

Enjoy Ed.....


Posted by Ron C | September 8, 2007 7:46 AM


If you like an 'El Torito' - there is the original first-one of its kind a couple of doors up and across the street from Bob's in Toluca Lake. The first Margarita was made there by a very famous guy (he taught most of the other Mexican restaurateurs in the LA area how to make them - back in the 'good old days..' - LOTS of stories to tell about that place... and the, now gone, China Trader that was nearby.)

Posted by Fausta | September 8, 2007 9:17 AM

Have a great trip, and take pictures!

Posted by NY Andy | September 8, 2007 9:42 AM


SoCal was always one of my favorite destinations. I haven't been in quite some time but when I did go I would make it a point to visit San Juan Capistrano. It's worth a side trip if you're nearby.

The La Brea tar pits in LA are also neat, especially if you are a science or history geek like me. The only drawback is you have to drive through Watts.

Enjoy the trip!


Posted by Fight4TheRight | September 8, 2007 10:05 AM

Thanks Ron, I guess what "threw" me was Cap'n's line: " .. but more a move to my West Coast offices " - I thought that meant he had a plan for moving to the West Coast, by that.

I'm from Minnesota and believe me, we don't need any wonderful Conservatives like the Cap'n moving out of here! We need every last one as there's only about 3 dozen of us here in Minnesotastan. Haha.

But thanks for ridding me of the panic!

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