Let the Games begin.....

Trip Start Mar 03, 2008
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Trip End Mar 14, 2008


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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Today started out awesome, the weather in San Diego was 75 degrees and I was excited to be flying out to meet my guys.  First off...I get a BB IM this morning from my guy D.Edwards @ 5:30am inquiring if I was already in Argentina.  I write back and say leaving today; why don't you fly down later in the week and link with us.  I also write back what are you doing writing me @ 5:00am when you don't have a job.  He comes back with I'm in Beijing China and can meet you in Latin America end of next week.  I just talked to my man on Thursday in SD, never did he mention China and 3 days later he's over there with the IM.  That shit is crazy and I'm still tripping on that.  Have Black Card will travel.  Kissed Omar goodbye for school, worked the phones to Brandi & the office, and I headed to the airport. 

I was excited to meet"JD" , guitar tech extraordinary and stage manager for Steel Pulse whom I was traveling with to Buenos Aires. Emailed Rich in NYC, mentioned I'd never met JD so please describe him to me so I will know him.  Well in his eloquent way Rich described JD as "pure rock & roll, tattoos and piercing.  I'm in line at the American Airlines counter and a guy walks up clearly meeting the description, and JD and I meet.  JD is hilarious and a great all around dude; I'm actually looking forward to this trip with him.  He has a lot of luggage though.
We finally make it to the AA counter and we're told our flight to Dallas will be delayed, which now makes our flight to Buenos Aires a wash as we will miss our connection. We put our heads together and get AA to put us on a flight to Houston via Continental where we can connect without skipping a beat.  Problem solved? hardly...this is where it gets interesting.  We call Rich in NYC who tells us most of the crew and band are delayed because of weather in the Midwest which is screwing everybody in America who was trying to get somewhere.  We head to Continental, all looks Rosy and we settle into the Delta sky miles lounge( courtesy of Amex platinum) for the free beers(JD), free apple juice, pretzels and all the bad news we could watch on the plasma TV screen.  




JD gets up to check flight status and we're now told our flight is delayed...again. 

So to make a long story short we end up back at the AA counter where we are sent home and told to come back tomorrow.  get a load of this travel day I have tomorrow....San Diego to Los Angeles connecting to Miami, where we lay over and continue on to Buenos Aires arriving on Wednesday morning at 10am.  Another night in my bed at home and more to come tomorrow.  Peace.
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mxpilot
mxpilot on

My man!
Gotta love commercial air travel! All the more reason to strike it big and join NetJets!

After hanging with JD for a couple of weeks I'm guessing there might be a tat or two in your future.

Be safe my man...and go as big as your credit line will allow. Just remember, life is not a dress rehearsal so make this one count!

Peace.

Mark

gr8tsunami
gr8tsunami on

As Jafada might have said...
...you go man! What a great time to be having. In the words of that other true teacher of living life to the fullest (Arthur) 'Isn't fun the best thing to have?'

Thanks for including us in you experience, even though you get the sweetness and we get this thing called a blog to get a partial taste.

Thanks,

RON

rjloans
rjloans on

That's CLEAN Frank...
Buenos Nachos Fransisco!

Great to hear you are having fun brother. Keep the photos posted and send me some REAL Bueanos Aries hospitality!

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