ROSE BOWL HERE I COME!!!
Since moving to Eugene in 2000, I've become a big fan of the University of Oregon football team. I usually attend two or three home games each year and the games tend to be very exciting. Over the years, the Ducks have evolved from being the doormat of the Pac-10 to being a perennial contender and playing in some major bowl games. This year, the Ducks are doing what they haven't done since 1995, when they lost to Penn State. In fact, the last and only time the Ducks won the Rose Bowl was in 1917, which is a long, long, time ago.
I managed to procure two tickets to this year's game and my daughter and I are going to take two days to drive to L.A. We don't have any plans other than going to the game, but we're going to spend a few days in L.A. and will probably take advantage of the sunshine and go to Venice Beach, which is one of my old stomping grounds, drive through Bel Air, go to Hollywood, and possibly Disneyland.
One of the best things about going to L.A. is the great variety of restaurants. We're very adventurous eaters and we'll probably find some very good Ethiopian, Indian and Thai restaurants and maybe some others. Pizza from Pizzeria Mozza on La Cienega is definitely on our list.
I'll report back after we return from our road trip. Happy holidays!