Friday, December 25, 2009

Jon T. Howard - North Atlantic Gyre Blog #9

First of all I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. It's a beautiful day in Los Angeles. The kind that makes so many people move from everywhere else in the world to here to call it home. One day soon I hope to spend another Christmas with my Mom and brothers in Dallas because it always means an amazing feast cooked by my Mom. I have been in Los Angeles for 20 years now and it's been way too long since I have been home to celebrate the holidays with my family. I will put that on my list of high priorities for next year. Speaking of next year, the New Year is right around the corner and the days are passing by at the speed of the blink of an eye. I will spend the next 10 days getting together the rest of the gear I need so I am ready for whatever conditions we encounter. I have been told that I need some heavy duty rain gear like the fisherman use because staying dry is the key along with layers to stay warm. Next week I will head down to San Pedro to check out some of the gear they have down there because with the Port of Los Angeles being there they will have anything I will possibly need. I may also go out on an all night fishing boat I've been invited to tag along on just to get a feel for what to expect. Since all the stores are closed today I'm just going to take it easy and relax and watch the Lakers' game against Cleveland. Other than that I am planning on going for a run a little later to work off some of the many cookies I've eaten.

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