The most direct way to get to a gig in Riverside California is to fly to LAX, and drive. On the way, I really owed a visit to Walt, with whom I last worked with circa 1992. He retired from the company, and the last time the whole family visited him in Yorba Linda, our kids were knee-high and chasing a ball with Walt’s hockey-playing sons.
Walt is now living in Huntington Beach. He’s with Ying, who is a Thai chef. Walt invited me over for dinner, and I got to sample great home-cooked Thai food. (He remembered the kids drinking Martinelli’s sparkling apple juice, and had stocked up on that for me!)