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Yup, it’s that time of year again: CHARGERS time! Seems like it’s been much longer than a few months since delving back into the blue and gold, but all that matters now is that it’s training camp time, with the official season just around the corner. Woo-hoo! Larry English’s contract was signed Saturday morning, just in time for him to then get the “newbie” treatment from veterans later at his first training camp practice, Shawne Merriman is working his mohawk and ready to play, and early camp word is that things are looking VERY good all around. Anxious, anxious, anxious for this season to get under way, and would LOVE to have Chargers talks with the City of Oceanside come to fruition, but I’ve seen far too many ventures at the old Valley Drive-In site fall through over the years. Fingers crossed, though! Read the rest of this entry »
We just had a fire close by on Camp Pendleton last Wednesday, but today I got word at work that there was a huge fire by the Country Store on Camp Pendleton. This is just about 4 miles from our house, so I obviously headed home quickly. This thing looks horrendous folks, and while the car IS packed up and Rudy’s dog food and medications are prepped, we’re just sitting here waiting to see if our housing area may be evacuated. There ARE some mandatory evacuations (Papagallo/Alexandrine/Pilgrim Creek Estates/Wilmont Estates/Sleeping Indian area–El Camino High School is an evacuation center on Rancho del Oro), but so far we have not been asked to leave, so I guess blogging about this is a way for me to keep busy. Read the rest of this entry »