Blue State Blues

Kongo spreads out the latest campaign literature from today’s mail and tries to explain the issues in the upcoming election to the rest of the troop.  Actually, Kongo has already voted.  He went the first day early voting opened because he wasn’t sure if he was going to be in town on election day and it turns out he will be on an airplane next Tuesday heading toward Washington, DC.  He’s a clever little monkey. Advertisements

Cruisin’ Coronado

Kongo cruised over to Coronado this morning on another perfect San Diego day.  (Take that, Hurricane Sandy, the storm that cancelled Kongo’s East Coast trip this morning).  Coronado is one of those picture perfect OMG Southern California communities made explicitly to lure “Buyers From The East” to California’s slowly recovering real estate market.

Kongo Meets Sandy or Long Distance Non Relationships

After wavering for two days and several hours, Kongo finally caved and cancelled a trip to Washington DC scheduled to start tomorrow morning.  He then spent a couple of hours on the phone canceling John his driver to the airport, flights, hotels, and rental cars and rescheduling for the following week.  It’s not that he’s afraid of hurricanes (he’s been through several, both ashore and at sea) it’s that all those wimps on the East Coast cancelled all the meetings and headed out to “The Giant” or something to buy toilet paper, which is what they always do whenever a…

Waterfront Walk and Free Parking Spaces

Kongo checks out HMS Surprise on the San Diego waterfront. The exact replica of the 18th-century British frigate Rose, the frigate was constructed to be the set for the movie Master and Commander. It is now part of the San Diego Maritime Museum.

Building San Salvador

Kongo visits the building site of the San Salvador, the flagship of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed in when he became the first European to discover San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. The 200-ton galleon is an exact replica of the original ship sailed by Cabrillo.