Wednesday I went out into the Mojave Desert and dropped by a Buddhist temple where the high panjandrum is a friend of WoFat (blogger) and me.
There are plans to build two much larger stupas (monuments), both 36 feet high in this area. Since I'm not a Buddhist the significance of this is generally lost on me. However, it's an excuse to going off-roading as well as visiting.
Being in the middle of nowhere is the best place on Earth (paraphrasing a quote from Steve McQueen - and if you don't know who that is, you're a child)
The Toyota FJ performed well as I am accustomed to having it operate. It's a 9.5 year old rig but it runs like new.
Thursday, I'm going to attend a Trump Rally. I've seen them on television but I want to be there as your correspondent. I wonder if they'll give me a Press Pass for the Virtual Mirage Blog? In the event that they don't, I ordered a ticket on https://www.donaldjtrump.com. For those of you who have not attended a Trump function and may want to, the schedule of upcoming events is on that website.
COSTA MESA, CA
Event Time: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM
OC Fair & Event Center - The Pacific Amphitheater100 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
General Information: No posters, banners, or signs may be brought into the event. There is no dress code. No professional cameras with a detachable lens are permitted. No tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, or GoPros. ID is not required for entry. For further questions, please email email@example.com
The venue will seat about 18,000 people so it's not a particularly large event by Trump standards.
To answer those of you who want to know if I am only a man of leisure - I try and maximize the time I take for me. Example: The worst day fishing is better than the best day working. It's all about time management.