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Sunday, July 26, 2009

What's next...

It has been said "When one door closes, another one opens."
Well, I'm not so sure that's true in every case, and my pool door has certainly not closed entirely (just played for 4 hours yesterday), but since I have cut out tournaments and the focused practice needed for tournament play, there's a lot more time to do some of the things I have been wanting to do for a long time. So here's just one of the new things in my life:


Welcome to The Adventures of Airstream Mikie!

Pool has kept me inside too long. Fresh air and sunshine and moderate exercise is important for human beings (so I'm told), and this is one way of getting out more often. The Corvette convertible is going to be sold because I have only one parking spot for the Airstream hauler, a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. The Airstream is a new (2009) Sport 17 model, the least expensive of all the Airstreams, and is just barely the smallest (the "Bambi" is smaller by about 8 inches, but lots more expensive).

OK, so now I'm all geared up and ready to hit the road. Where to? Well if you click on the link above, you can read all about it, but the short answer is The Beach. Or, better, ALL the beaches on the west coast of North America, from Cabo San Lucas to Anchorage. Not all in one trip, but over time. Lots of time. You can't be in any rush when you're hauling a ton and a half of tin behind you.

And, yes, I will be taking my cue case with me, and will be shooting pool every chance I get. Stay tuned.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mikie! Hey congrats on the Rv and Adventure! My Dad owns an RV center in east tn. I grew up around the "great outdoors"! Its awesome and i recommend it to just about everybody! Man, you should make a trip out to Nashville (Murfreesboro To be exact, its about 20 minutes from Music City) and we'll play some pool!!! You can show me the tips that Nick Varner gave you! Ah well, have a great safe trip!

Brad

"Mosconi526"

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 3:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

Hey Mikie!
Sounds like you have a real adventure planned with that RV and I truly envy you.

I just finished watching all 9 racks of Johnny Archer running 120 and it was amazing to be the fly on the wall while he, Nick and you talked about how to keep that run going. I have referred several of my friends to the YouTube videos.

Based on the date of April 2009 that had to be before I got to see Johnny and Nick play at Butera's in Moorpark.

How in the world did you get them to come to your fun house for that session, much less get them to agree to the video taping.

Really GREAT stuff. Wish I could have been there myself live!

Enjoy your beach outings and if you get up near Malibu or Ventura let me know where and when and maybe I can test your pool table knowledge over a friendly game and cold beer.

Thanks again for the one of a kind videos!
Sincerely,
BigRigTom

Thursday, July 30, 2009 2:00:00 PM  

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