I flew down to So Cal this morning for some important corporate meetings at the Alliance home office. This time of year in Portland is hit or miss weatherwise, and I am definitely not going anywhere near the water. (Full suits stress me out.) Lately I've been preparing for the long winter ahead, building fires, getting my snowboard gear ready and trying to figure out how to keep up the constant stream of wakeskate content during the winter. But perhaps I am being a bit preemptive.

 Down here it might as well be mid summer. 80 degrees, sunny and the guys at the office are all getting ready to go surfing in trunks. Oh yeah, I was kidding about that "corporate" crack. Anyway, I hope to go at least a couple warm places this winter and keep the summer dream alive. So if anyone has a couch in Mexico, let me know!