Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 40
Time I woke: 3:30
Journal of activities:
I woke this morning at my grandmother’s home in Norwalk. I slept in that home many times while growing up and I was happy that I had an opportunity to enjoy the company of my mom and grandmother. Carole’s flight brought her into LAX at 8:00 and in the morning. Her sister Susan and Mark picked her up, then drove over to Norwalk to get me. I hadn’t met Mark before, so it was nice to introduce everyone to my mom and grandma.
Susan and Mark then drove us to Santa Monica for a magnificent meal at the Casa Del Mar Hotel. The hotel is directly on the Santa Monica beach, next to the famous Shutters. Before our meal we walked over to the Santa Monica Pier, appreciating the beautiful sand and all of the people who were exercising on the beach. I really enjoyed our time together.
Susan and Mark’s friends Kathleen and Jack joined us for the meal. We visited together for longer than an hour and I really the privilege of so much company.
Carole and I checked into the Hotel Angeleno in Los Angeles. We visited with Justin, the groom, and I met Walt Pavlo, the well known Forbes crime journalist, for the first time. In the evening we all attended an extraordinary dinner that Jesse Bonderman hosted for Justin at his home. If I’m not mistaken, it was the first time that Carole and I attended a dinner party together at someone’s house. Redemption Foods catered the affair and it was really magnificent. I visited with dozens of people who had come together to celebrate the wedding of my friends Justin and Sandra.
- Time: No exercise
- Lenght of time: No exercise
- Miles run today: 0
- Weather: Beautiful sunny day in Petaluma.
- Consecutive days: 0
- Cumulative miles since day off: 0
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 6
I’m so grateful that Carole arrived in Los Angeles safely and that we were able to enjoy time together.
Today I visited with many people, as I will describe in the journal. I visited with my mom and grandma; with Carole’s sister Susan and her husband Mark; and then with scores of people who were in Los Angeles for my friend Justin’s wedding.
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