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We enjoyed a box lunch picnic in the park. They were packed by the hotel and were better than expected (after last night's poor meal)---sandwich, chips and cookie. We ate with Eric and Sue from Illinois, very nice folks.
After lunch and a short drive we took in an amazing view of Kings Canyon ...
... liked the breakfast potatoes and cranberry muffins.
En route to Fresno, we saw road signs showing mileage to San Jose which made John and I want to sing "Do you know the way to San Jose?" Much of the scenery we were passing was dry and brown, as California has experienced a 3-year drought; our Californian leaders described it as "golden."
First stop: Old Mission San ...
... colony and were lucky to be there when the babies were being born! Wayne had a blast driving like a race car driver around the many twists and turns. There was a lot of traffic (and some very slow) so he was hesitant to stop and let me take photos of the picturesque drive. Hence, the photos I have saved from Net - thanks Google!!
Our stop for the next 2 nights was the Ramada at Monterey. $60/night including free breakfast, internet and parking!! ...
... a preacher. It was nice to hear all of this before my departure. I took pictures with many people. It was great to see the support of all my family, friends and people that were just interested in my flight.
For all the pilots out there my routing and power were as follows:
KFAT OAL TPH MLF HVE JNC KBDU
17,000 feet MSL 16.0 MP/2400RPM Rich of Peak @ 14 GPH
It was a long climb up to ...
... and artificial colouring and flavour? makes you think doesn't it? The solution buy direct from vineyards, do you homework and if you can afford to spend a bit more per bottle and take your own wine to dinner and pay the corkage fee. This may mean you drink less wine overall, but what you do drink will be of higher quality, less is more in my personal opinion. Hear endith the wine lesson I expect a bit of debate on the above and hope I havent put you all to sleep. Next stop is Oahu ...
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