A bit of context.
This is Jack’s first year playing football, and as an eight grader he joined the T.O Titans with a couple of his buddies. We were not sure how this would turn out, but in typical Jack fashion since this was something he wanted to do, he dove in with both feet and didn’t look back. Jack has been working so hard all season from the month long “hell month” of practices in 100 degree weather 6 days a week to games and fears that come with playing tackle football. His role as wide receiver this year has been new to him, learning the plays and routes with quite a complex offensive strategy and coach (Gil is Head Coach of@AlemanyHS). Another note, Jack is a Track & Field guy, he loves the 400M and also likes Cross Country. He watches recordings of Track & Field on a regular basis. Being the last game of our regular season on the way over I was telling him how proud I was of him and that he never once complained or quit. He didn’t have much play time in games being the newest addition as a Wide Receiver. He asked me on the drive, “Dad if I get a TD will you buy me Madden 18”? I was like sure, not really thinking it was a possibility. He had only been thrown to once in a game for the full season (which he caught for 15 yards). So, when you hearing me going crazy in the video below, you will know why……..I am so proud of Jack and all he has become. “Feet don’t fail me now”
What an exciting day for Jack.
We got the chance to see the Broadway musical Hamilton last night. It was amazing, I’m inspired and want to see it again reside at the Pantages in Hollywood and it was just incredible.
Game #3 Titans Jacks first reception for about 10 Yacs.
On Sunday 9/3, I went down on my road bike after a rider crashed in front of me resulting in me going head first over the handle bars. This resulted in a trip to the ER with a broken right clavicle. Luckily it was a clean break, so no surgery required.
Time sure does fly
Year 4 of our Zion/Vegas tradition was a complete success. This year the wives decided to join us and it was a super fun addition. We had a few twists and turns with Mother nature, but this is normal with our trip. We had an amazing adventure.
It seems like just yesterday when we brewed up our plan for going to Thailand for our summer vacation this year. We just got back last night and am happy to report it was a great success and all we had planned for.
Why do I love Thailand?
The first thing that comes to mind is the natural beauty of the geography of Thailand with its amazing beaches and jungles. This alone is incredible, but layering on the nature of the Thai people who are the nicest most genuine people on the planet makes its so very special. It’s hands down an incredibly welcoming and warm experience wherever you go. Now let’s not forget the weather with the warm Thai breeze and the salty warm/green oceans and Gulfs. This trip we stayed both on the Andaman sea (Indian Ocean) and the Gulf of Thailand both were simply incredible and special in their own ways. The Phi Phi Islands were and are still an complete favorite of mine, but this trip mixing in Chiang Mai with the visit to the Elephants at Patara was incredible. Lastly let’s not forget the incredible cuisine of Thailand. The food is incredible Ka Pow chicken to mango and sticky rice, all very incredible. Finally let’s not forget the prices….wow 60 minute massage on the beach for $8 and incredible food for four $40. The best place ever.