The NCAA was nice enough to put the Nebraska-USC game in San Diego. My brother attended Nebraska and is a die-hard Husker fan so he and his wife took the midnight train from Kingman, AZ to Fullerton, CA where I picked them up at 7 a.m.
After a day of fun in Las Vegas, I headed to Death Valley National Park. The name is ominous; however, I remind myself that I am visiting in December and not in August.
On a lark, I decided to take a Wildlife Cruise at Channel Islands National Park: 3 hours cost me $34 and it was a beautiful day. The cruise left at 9:30 a.m. The lark hit me about 8:30 a.m. while having coffee with my brother-in-law Steve. I love it when a last minute plan comes together!