First travel day under our belts as Drea and I are posted up at the Marriot Hotel in Torrance after a 7 1/2 drive from Tucson that started mid-morning on Sunday.
After a quick pit stop in Phoenix to see if we could find Steve Nash (we failed....miserably), Keros and I hopped into our Volkswagen Tiguan to make the trip West while Drea jumped into the Volkswagen Passat TDI right behind us. Fast forward one gas tank later at the Morongo Casino to fill up, I found myself wondering out loud if the Passat was missing a gas pedal with Drea pulling in a solid 20+ minutes after us.
Another good thing to know about Drea.... If you offer her some of your snacks, you might not see them again.
Going to take the crew out to see what a morning in Hermosa Beach looks like through my eyes - Coffee and Breakfast Burritos coming in hot!
Got down to Tucson on Monday afternoon to finish up some future in-game spots for Real Salt Lake before taking up the analyst role alongside Allen Hopkins for the second game of the opening matches of the Desert Diamond Cup between RSL and the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday evening.
Thursday and Friday afternoons I found myself to be incredibly fortunate to be a part MLS' Media Training, presenting to both the New England Revolution and Real Salt Lake players talking about the good, the bad and the ugly of television, Twitter, etc.....
Been hearing about these rides that Volkswagen are dropping off for us to roll up and down the Pacific Coast - I'm a self admitted car geek..... From stops in LA to San Jose to Portland to Seattle, I'm personally looking forward to great games, great fans and cool interactions with all of you along the way.
If there's something (cool spots, great food, must see sights) along the way that you think we need to see - LET US KNOW!!! Drea and I are planning to roll up our sleeves and hang out as much as possible, telling as many stories as we can through your eyes.