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About Bob

I'm just a guy living the dream in Redondo Beach, CA. After putting in 30+ years at a large aerospace company, I am now retired, and can do what I'm interested in. My main interests are writing and music. I'm a cellist and play with local amateur Symphonies and Theater groups. I've also got the urge to wander with my lovely wife Laura. This blog is going to be mainly about our travels via RV and other means. I'm sure I'll flesh this out more as time goes on.

Bugout! California Part 24 – Card Club

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“About time you got here,” Emma said, getting up off the porch step she was sitting on as Seth walked up. It was dusk.

“What’s wrong?” Seth asked. “Why are you outside?”

“Had a big fight with my step-dad,” she said. “Mom wants me to stay, and he tried to be the enforcer. I wish she would believe me.” She caught herself and looked away, pausing for a moment. “There’s been bad things happening at checkpoints.”

Seth took her hand. “What did you mean? About your step-dad?”

“Never mind, I’m just mad,” she said as they walked to the Four-Runner.

Seth helped her into the car and got into the driver’s seat. “Something did happen with him. Before you moved out.”

“I don’t want to talk about that,” she said. “Let’s just get to my apartment, okay?”

Seth bit his tongue and started the car. They made it to the…

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Bugout! California Part 23 – The Noose Tightens

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Scagsdale's Tales

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Commissioner Frawley couldn’t sleep. He lay on his hard cot, staring at the stained ceiling of the cell in the abandoned prison. There was a clank from down the hall, and whispering voices. Footsteps approached. Frawley got off his cot and shook Katz and Cooley.

“Whaaa…” Cooley murmured.

“We’ve got company,” Frawley whispered.

“Hear them,” Katz whispered back.

Suddenly a flashlight beam hit lit the cell.

“Good evening,” Chief Smith said. “Sorry to wake you. We had to come late.”

A key went into the lock on the bars, and it creaked open. Chief Smith came in with a rail-thin man wearing a hoodie, then set his flashlight on the floor, pointing up to the ceiling, bathing the cell in dim light.

Frawley’s eyes got wide as the thin man pulled down the hood. “Governor Sable?”

“Sorry about what happened,” Sable said. “California is in big trouble.”

“Yeah, no crap,”…

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Bugout! California Part 22 – Check Point

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Scagsdale's Tales

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Friday morning. Robbie woke up next to Morgan, who was still snoring softly next to him. He spooned tighter, feeling her stir.

“Good morning,” she said sleepily, pushing back on him.

“Good morning to you,” he said, kissing her neck. She swooned, turning towards him. They went at each other, passion rising quickly. When they were done, Morgan took his head in her hands and stared into his eyes.

“I’m so in love with you,” she said.

“I feel the same way,” Robbie said. He sat up. “What time do you have to go to work?”

“I’ve got a few hours. I need a shower.”

“Towels are in the cabinet under the far sink,” Robbie said. “Help yourself.”

She got out of bed. “Maybe you should join me.”

“If I do that, we’ll start up again.”

“You don’t want to?” she asked.

“Not right now,” he said. “I need to…

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Bugout! California Part 21 – Bonfire

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Scagsdale's Tales

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“Got her hooked up?” Clem asked from the driver’s seat of the mobile artillery piece.

“Yeah, but one of the tires is flat,” Sam said. “It’s not gonna roll easy.”

“Knew that,” Clem said. “This baby has some grunt.” He put the tracked vehicle into gear and started forward, the chain growing taught, the ruined hulk of a UN vehicle starting to move. Clem drove towards the rear of the clubhouse. “Where do you want me to drop it?”

“Far side, so we can use it for cover from the road,” Sid said.

“Can it be seen from the road if we put it there?” Clem asked.

“We might need to put a little brush around it,” Sam said. “But I like the idea.”

“Okay,” Clem said. He pulled the hulk to that area and shut down the engine. Sid, John, and Sam rushed over to get the chains unhooked.

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