After Ian and I had hatched our plan, I informed Mary she was on her own this weekend by peeling three $100 bills off a big ole' stack I have as a result of selling a vehicle today and then handing them to her. I instructed her to "buy something nice". I've always wanted to do that, though it would have been even cooler if there was an extra "0" on those bills - very classy in a Robert De Niro/Casino kind of way. But unfortunately I sold a Toyota Pick-up, not a Porche 911.
Here's the schedule -
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Me: Ride with OC Velo / Ian: Video Games
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Ian's T-Ball Game
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Drive to Santa Clarita
6:01 PM - 7:00 PM: Hotel Pool
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Dinner at some mutually agreed restaurant, most likely around Magic Mountain
9:00 PM - ??: Marathon card playing session (e.g. War). But I suspect Ian will be asleep by 9:10.
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Hotel Pool
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Race expo & start
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Drive to Thousand Oaks/Lunch on the road.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Race Finish
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Drive Home
At some point after 10:30 I expect that Craig a/k/a TRI714 will be joining us.
My only concern about the trip? I have this paranoid thought that when Ian and I check into the hotel without a mom in tow someone is going to assume that I have kidnapped the kid and we are on the run. Is that weird?