We had a decent flight to San Diego… Even arrived a little early. We are staying at The Dana Hotel at Mission Bay. I got us a nice 3rd floor room looking out over a marina. We can see a portion of the race pit area from our balcony and there is a lot of action in the bay so plenty to watch.Yesterday was mostly testing for all the various classes of boats here, but there was some racing for the flatbottom classes. There are classes all the way from small ( but fast) outboards, to multiple flatbottom classes, to the nice and noisy Grand Prix hydros and then the Unlimiteds. It is so much fun to be able to see so many of our boat racing friends from around the country and be able to visit. When things get more serious on Saturday and Sunday there won’t be as much time for that.
I got to spend most of the afternoon with Dee Rankin and her friends. Dee’s husband, Dave, use to drive our super stock for us. He bought it and turned it into a K Boat. That means faster and louder. Unfortunately, it is not repaired after his last crash but they are here with their super stock which is driven by a great guy from Arizona, Ty Newton. They ran great on Friday. I had not seen Dee in probably 7 or 8 years and more than that for some of her friends. It was a fun afternoon. We were hanging by their motor home and then would head to the beach when something exciting was supposed to happen. There was one bad crash in the unlimited testing when Kleey Stocklin driving his boat named Bucket List went over. Kelly went to the hospital for observation but should be fine. His boat had too much damage to be able to race again this weekend.
We went out for a nice dinner last night, had a little champagne, then came home and hit the sack. Unfortunately, we discovered the room attendant had thrown out Garry’s prescription meds. He keeps them in little white paper cups and they were on his nightstand. She thought they were garbage. Weird. So the hotel took me to Walgreens where I got a 3 day supply filled. They said they would reimburse but it was so inexpensive I told them I wanted 2 breakfast buffets comped instead. They were happy to do that since I wasn’t acting all ” I’m going to sue,etc etc”. It saved us more that way because we were going to do the buffet tomorrow morning.
So I am getting ready to walk over to the pits.
Here are a couple pictures from yesterday.