Thursday, March 12, 2009

Oceanside Happenings

It is the time of year where event schedules begin to blossom. From Iron Man Races to the Yacht Club Opening Day Ceremony there is something for everyone in Oceanside to see and do. Many calendars note what's happening.

Here are a few:

You can always cruise The Strand down by the Pier to see what's happening on the beach.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Shooting a commercial for the 101 Cafe

The 101 Cafe is known for many things; its the oldest cafe on highway 101 on the West Coast, it has great food, it has friendly service and now it is going to have a commercial. It is being made exclusively for the internet where you will be able to see it on Youtube and other video outlets. We are excited about it an hope it works well for us.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mater II comes to the 101 Cafe

Pixar's Cars movie was a big hit with kids of all ages. It was fun and easy to watch. I was quite surprised to see Mater at the 101 Cafe. This affable tow truck's voice is Larry the Cable Guy and was one of my favorites in the movie. OK so it was really Mater II an old Chevy tow truck. The owner was on his way to Disneyland with his son.

I enjoy seeing the cool cars, trucks and motorcycles that cruise into the 101 Cafe on a regular basis.

One of the highlights of promoting the Cafe and Historic Highway 101 is seeing all the people cruising and enjoying themselves.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Oceanside Adventure

It has been many months since the idea was first pitched to Leslee Gaul, Director of Tourism California Welcome Center Oceanside about doing an Internet commercial. Once the concept was approved by the other sponsors the Oceanside Lodging Association work began. Not a small undertaking from concept to finished product it was released yesterday for the world to see. Produced by Anna-Marie Abell of Big Head Marketing this is a great example of how the Internet is and will be a place where our guest will look and see us. This is the future. Dubbed the Oceanside Adventure you can go on YouTube: and check it out. Please pass it on so it will travel far and wide on the net.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Just a car guy: Car Show Calendar of San Diego for 2009 events

Just a car guy: Car Show Calendar of San Diego for 2009 events

Beach'n 101 Cruise IV

The 4th Annul Beach'n 101 Cruise will roll out September 27, 2009 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM this year. It Promises to be bigger than ever. Cruise through Classic California Beach Cities; Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and La Jolla. Cruise inches from the sand and enjoy classic Pacific Ocean views all along the route of the Historic Highway 101. One mandatory Pit Stop at the Historic Del Mar Race Track, 'Where the Surf Meets the Turf' you have your car photographed, judged and maybe awarded. Also registered car owners will have a chance at the drawing of cash prizes totalling $ 1,000.00. Truly the Cruise to see and be seen, a showcase of all cars and trucks. Check it out and sign up at: or call John Daley at (760)439-1319

Monday, March 2, 2009

Marathons are Us

There is a group of Marathoners that have walked marathons together for many years and cumulatively have done over six hundred races. They have never referred to themselves as a group so I might call them the Marathon Misfits for now. The Misfits is made up of Artist Weber, the God of Sod, the Architect of Wet and Mr. 101. Now that is the hardcore group, but it sometimes expands into many more. Some of the group have been doing races for over twenty years.

Since the group did almost all sanctioned marathons like the LA Marathon for many years it seemed only natural that we would put together our own routes and races. The first was the Highway 101 Marathon from the 101 Cafe to the beach North of the La Jolla Tennis Club . It was a winter time favorite close to home we had our own t-shirts, numbers and medals. Well it didn't take long before we did more of our own races: Sprinter, El Camino Real, Yosemite, San Luis Rey, Pacific Coast and our last creation the FleaDick. OK so why the FeaDick name? This race begins at the off ramp to Camp Las Pulgas on Camp Pendleton also known as El Camino Real. A popular place for Bicyclist to begin a ride going North to the San Onfre State Park and further North to San Clemente. Our route continued around the Dana Point Harbor and then to the San Juan Capistrano Mission. What a beautiful race. Oh yeah why FeaDick? Las Pulgas means 'the flea' and I did not mention after we pass the San Onfre Nuclear power plant we proceed by the site of Richard Nixon's Western White House, walla, flea Dick.

I look forward to every race and enjoy everyone who races with us. This is as close as it will come to me be a club member.