Saturday, January 09, 2016

Countdown To L.A.

Mostly packed (first run through) and ready to go to LA


Less than two days and we'll be on our way to L.A.!  

Of course I'm nervous that I'm not packing enough clothes.  Always I take too many clothes shirts but I am being very disciplined this time minimizing my wardrobe packing.  This is the way I look at it, anything I need I can always buy in Los Angeles.  I hear they have many fine stores out there.

Early Monday morning my longtime friend Lar will stop here at Casa Tipton-Kelly to transport me (my very own personal Uber Driver) to Philly International for my afternoon flight out of Philly to LA.  I'll meet Pat in Philly, he's taking an earlier flight in from Toronto.

The excitement is building folks!  

We'll arrived LA after a five hour flight from Philly.  We're checking into the Hollywood Bed and Breakfast, right in the heart of West Hollywood for the first half of our ten day stay.  The second half Pat has reserved an Air B & B accommodation in an ultra modern house in the Hollywood Hills, literally IN the Hollywood Hills.  I will take photos of those accommodations, you can be ultra sure of.

Tuesday, our first day in LA we have to get up early to get in line for our appearance in the audience of "The Price is Right!"  I just hope I can complete my bathroom needs by the time I get in that audience line, which, by the way we do have priority tickets so we're guaranteed to get in.  The last time I had priority tickets was to be in the audience of "American Bandstand" and that was in 1958.  I don't do this kind of thing too often.

The Powerball drawing is tonight.  Estimated jackpot is 900 million.  900 MILLION!  After taxes and early payout I might just clear 50 million.  Just think of what I could do with all that money.  I'm already dreaming of it.  Of course my chances of winning are one in 292 million.  I have more chance of being elected president of the United States or becoming a movie star (one in 20 million) than I do of winning this Powerball jackpot but you know what they say, "You have to play to win" and you know folks, that has always been my lifetime mantra. . . . . . in ALL aspects of life.  


Me and Pat in Philly last month 

7 comments:

  1. Ron - wow with your earnings I expect you will own a house in the Hollywood Hills! I pack tomorrow after laundry. Ah - carefree in LA - what's not to like.

    Pat

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    1. Pat,
      IF i win the lottery you can be sure I'll buy one of those houses in the Hollywood Hills for our yearly January Jaunt. Always nice to dream. Tomorrow we will be in Los Angeles at this time. Life is good!
      Ron

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  2. Your upcoming adventure is certainly well-planned, so hopefully the glitches will be minimal. It's always best to minimize your packing. As you said, you can always buy something that you might need. Good luck with the lottery and the Price is Right. I'll look forward to hearing about your L.A. odyssey!

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    1. Jon,
      Ah yes, this time tomorrow we will be in LA. Life is good!
      Ron

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  3. You get a shot at 1.3-billion on Wednesday - I think that Price is Right!

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    1. David,
      I just bought eight tickets for the time we'll be in California. I don't want to miss this opportunity of a lifetime. Life is good!
      Ron

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  4. Hello:

    I hope Ron and Pat are okay. There has been no postings from their trip to Calfornia.

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