Monday, August 13, 2012

Well we're here.  I made the first 250 miles in about 3 hours, but when we hit the outskirts of LA we ran into rush hour traffic. 2 of us in the car, we were able to get on the HOV lanes and fly past most of it.  Until we got to whatever freeway that we had to merge on to - this place is loaded with freeways and suddenly? The traffic came to almost a standstill. That went on for over an hour before finally getting onto the 101 and it loosened up quite a bit.

Uhhh, the Motel 6.  Well, it's nothing like that horror-house Motel 6 in San Diego from last year.  It's just a regular old Motel 6 and so far I don't hear any noise that will keep me up.  Which is a good thing, cause' it's 8:30 and I am going to bed in a few minutes.  Brought my fan and my ear plugs, though, I can't really sleep without them.

Caleb was amazed that you can drive through the middle of the desert, out in the middle of nowhere, and still have access to the internet via the Verizon hotspot. It's all 3g out there, but it still works.  I have had this patch on for motion sickness behind my ear all day long - the instructions say to put it on 24 hours in advance. I felt kinda funny for a while but that passed and it's all good now.  Though, the doc did say it might cause' some fatigue and I am experiencing that - but I don't know if it's the patch or still left overs from that sleep aid medicine I took last night.  That stuff really kicked my @$$.  

That's it.  We got here in time to get about 6 hours of sleep after all is said and don. Not sure about being able to sleep on the boat, but it does have bunks and there won't be any fishing until they get out to wherever they are taking us to drop the lines in the water.  The point is I will try to get a little more shut eye if possible when the boat takes off. I am definitely NOT forgetting to take my warm clothes this time, either.  I FROZE last year most of the day out on the water.  I was kicking myself all day long for forgetting to bring the sweatshirts with me.  Oh, I brought them on the trip, I just forgot to pack them in the bag to take on the boat.

Anyway, precious time's a wasting, gotta to to sleep!

ben
Monday morning.
Took one of the "new" sleep pills last night at around 8:00pm.
It hit me in less than 15 minutes.
I was still trying to get stuff done before going to bed - not a happening event.  I was stumbling around like a drunk man and finally decided to just crash.
Here we are, 11 hours and 20 minutes later and I'm still dazed from it.

Although it works, I couldn't possibly use this stuff during the work week.

It's now almost 16 hours since I took that stuff and I am still feeling a bit groggy.  But not too bad, thankfully, as I am leaving in around half an hour.  Just had to go to Bass Pro shops and find a lure to try out on the ocean.  The fishing company gives live bait which usually works well enough, but I still want to try a lure anyway.

Well that's enough for this entry, I still have some things to do before I leave.

Later.

ben

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