It is Sunday and you know what that means. Sunday NFL Football! Yes I do love my NFL Football. I love the hype around it just as much as the games itself. So I watch all the pregame broadcasts as well.
Finish Line Sports Grill
Across the street from the KOA in Pomona is the Finish Line Sports Grill. Sorry Bikini Bar, but THIS is a real Sports Bar.
I have been here a few times before and was another reason I chose the Pomona KOA. I was there right at opening – 9 am.
The Finish Line Sports Grill has a huge horse betting area as well as the bar. Sunday is busy here because of NFL Football and all the horse races that are on. One big screen is dedicated to football and the other to horse racing. As you can see, TVs line the walls and include every football game and horse race.
It was like I was in heaven ha ha. Well … until I had the bacon and egg burrito.
For some reason it effected my stomach. But not to worry. After going outside to lay on the grass for a bit it went away.
Oh yeah … before leaving on this adventure I ended up in the hospital a couple of times for stomach pains. I now take medication 🙁 I took one of these as well which helped. Just another medication I carry around in my pannier. Most of one pannier contains medication for the trip.
Anyways … Finish Line Sports Grill was awesome. Although I am not sure who chose the games to be on thee big screen. Everyone seemed to be watching the games on one the TVs lining the walls. Of course the Seattle Seahawks game was relegated to one of these TVs.
Sadly, eventually, it was time to head off to my hotel in Buena Park closer to Long Beach where I was to have my motorcycle serviced at 7 am!
My Route for September 25,2016
I left Laughlin for the KOA in Pomona because I knew it had a nice swimming pool to relax around. Having stayed there before, I also knew that the tent sites back onto the Fairplex parking lot where they hold the LA County Fair. What I didn’t know, and I should have checked, was that the LA County Fair was from September 2 to 25!
Laughlin to Pomona
The ride to Pomona was uneventful. I took the freeway again 🙁 I thought about taking another route but it added too much time to the day. To be truthful, I am getting tired of riding through the US. And I am anxious to get into Mexico. For me, getting into Mexico will be the real start of the adventure.
This was likely my last KOA. By staying at KOAs I had accumulated enough points to get $25 US off of a second night. So I booked 2 nights at the KOA in Pomona.
When I arrived the place was packed and that is when I discovered the LA County fair was on. If you plan on going to the fair this is a perfect place. You can walk right to it. And the KOA sells discounted tickets. I guess that is what a lot of people were doing.
My little tent was sandwiched between 2 big tents. And right behind me was the entrance to the parking lot.
Until 10 pm the cars were coming into the fair parking lot. And right after that they were leaving until about 1 am! Needless to say I didn’t get much sleep the 2 nights I was there. The close quarters was also irritating.
The only thing I can say positive is that I did enjoy the pool. I spent most of the day there. And in the evening I sat in the hot tub. Since everyone appeared to be at the fair, I was the only one at the pool most of the time.
My Route on September 23, 2016
I spent September 24 at the Pomona KOA.