The reason for our trip to LA, revolved around old friendships. Since the new stadium opened a couple of years ago on the U of MN campus, Steve has been in touch with many of his Gopher team mates. When they realized that the Gophers played at USC for the first time in 20 years, many decided to make the venture west…including me. Now, I’m not much for sports…I am more academic and artsy…but I will never turn down an opportunity to travel, to have a break from our clinic and not have to cook and drive and all the other chores of daily living. Steve and Dewayne Eldridge hadn’t seen each other in 30 years, and they were just like school buds again. It was great to listen to the stories and what happened to everyone over the last 30 years. Dewayne is now a detective in Orange county and it was wonderful meeting he and his wife Lydia. We met such nice people and had such a great time, with the exception of a really bad sunburn. It appears that the sunscreen I used was not as sweat proof as I thought.