Writing about the Great Park planning and old El Toro base demolition allowed me to meet many interesting people. People like Don Croucher. At every Great Park meeting I’d find Don. He always wore a Hawaiian shirt, sat in the same seat and took notes. I introduced myself and inquired about his interest in the park. Turned out he was an ex-firefighter who loved the history of firefighting. All he wanted was to build a fire museum in the park someday.