In May, my brother Sal and his wife Michelle were graduating from Northern Arizona University, down in Flagstaff. Serendipitously, my friend
Michael’s birthday was the preceding weekend, and since he lives in Orange County, CA, I sensed the opportunity for a Road Trip.
Michael in his vintage Datsun pickup.
You can see we have a few things in common.
His other project car is this ‘64 Continental. ChiChi, my second TT, is in the background.
Michael got hit by a car a couple weeks prior, while riding his Fuji.
A closeup of where the seatstay snapped. Luckily Michael wasn't hurt.
Michael has a shitload of bikes. Only the Orbea at left is mine. There are more . . .
Michael had begun a degree in industrial design. These are some of his drawings. Click here
to see some of his
Michael’s wife Danette making pancakes as he works the espresso machine. See, even our
kitchen walls are the same color.
Michael’s an accomplished painter too. This is their living room.
Bertoia Bird chair in the living room.
Dining room with double portrait by Michael.
I also stayed a couple of nights in Laguna Beach with my friend Dawn (from my Tokyo days) and her daughter Quin.
Quin is from China.
What a cutie.
There are tons of galleries in Laguna Beach.
On to Arizona. Here are the two graduates, under the school mascot.
Mom and Julian came for graduation.
As did big sis' Tracy.
Sal doesn't own a car. I went grocery shopping with him.
Bike sculpture . . .
It gets chilly in the evenings.
Somewhere in Arizona on the drive home.