Montréal: Ducks Road Crew check in

The Ducks Road Crew is the official traveling group of the Anaheim Ducks hockey club.  They organize a trip for the fans, with special perks and merchandise that is exclusive to the trip.  The cost for this trip only includes the land portion, so fans must find their […]

Montréal: Exploring downtown

Good morning! It’s the official first day of the Ducks Road Crew trip. We started off our morning by taking a walk in very brisk, chilly weather to a café I found on yelp: Universel.  The staff was not the friendliest, and the food was just ok.  At least […]

Montréal: Pub McLean’s

Pub McLean’s is located about 2 blocks our downtown Montreal hotel. While in flight from Los Angeles, I messaged the owner via Yelp and asked if we could make a reservations to watch the Ducks vs. Senators game at 7:00.  No problem. When we arrived, the assistant manager […]

Ducks Road Trip: Montréal bound!

This year’s Ducks Road Crew trip was Montreal and Toronto, and then I am breaking off on my own with 25 other fans to Buffalo.  About 90 Ducks fans will be attending this year’s trip, the biggest one for North America (with London and Finland/Sweden being bigger).  Karen, […]

House of Blues, Anaheim: Extreme

My coworker Stacey is a huge fan of the 80s hairband, Extreme.  She found out they were at the House of Blues in Anaheim, and I tagged along to keep her company.  We arrived early at 5:00 for dinner, and so we wouldn’t miss the show.  The food […]

Escondido, CA: Stone Brewing

My friend Shellie did a indie-gogo type crowdfunding event that was a partnership beer with the Bruery in Placentia, CA (Orange County). The bottle was ready for pickup so we made our way down to Escondido to get it. If its your first time, use your GPS. There […]

Happy Anniversary, Stephen <3

On a brutally cold January night, Stephen and I met for boba tea and shared a Texas sized toast at a Yami Tea House in Lomita, California.  Five years later, we made our way back to that busy little tea house to celebrate our anniversary.

Last weekend for Festival of Holidays

With the holidays over, it’s time for Disney California Adventure to close down their Festival of Holidays event.  Stephen and I had some tabs left on our “sip and savor” pass, and went on Saturday, January 6 to use them before meeting up with Shellie at the Cove Bar, […]

Happy New Year – 2018

Happy New Year, and belated Christmas greetings to all. My year ended on a good note.  Santa was very generous to me, and the Ducks won the last game of the year against the Arizona Coyotes.  While most of the country is under snowy weather, it’s a beautiful […]

San Diego Zoo, Safari Park

The San Diego Zoological Society has 2 locations: the San Diego Zoo, located near the city of San Diego, and the Safari Park, located about an hour away in Escondido.  My friend Judy had tickets that were expiring, and they were valid for either location.  Since I was staying at […]