We were up early this morning for my middle daughter’s CalSouth State Cup round of 32 game. The drive to Irvine, CA took an hour and forty two minutes. Loads of traffic near the end of the 104 mile drive.

The game itself was a great match. Lots of hard play and neither team gave an inch. A total of 6 yellow cards were thrown and lots of passion was shown by both squads. My daughter plays a central defender position and she was a rock. She handles the D like a champ.

The game ended 1-1 and went to PKs. Unfortunately they lost 3-2. I’m still proud of the Aztecs 02 girls for giving it their all.

After the game we headed to Newport Beach. I’ve never taken the family to the coast in the area of SoCal. I was last over here in 1991. I lost my car keys at The Wedge back then and handed come back. It was a great time relaxing in the warm air and just doing nothing. My wife requested I put on some reggae. After a few songs I completely dozed off and fell asleep in my chair! It wasn’t the chill vibe that pushed me over. It was waking up at 5:30am and then driving over 100 miles. Life is a workout some days.

Life is good. Hi-5!