Motel 6 Los Banos, Ca
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I was unable to link up with a midweek meeting as I drove from Spokane down through Idaho and Oregon, then across Nevada. Sparsely settled areas in the main and no real way of knowing what kind of progress I'd make in the pickup I was driving. So it would just be Sunday this week.
I set out from a suburb of the Bay Area known as Pleasanton on Sunday morning at about 8am. One of my business contacts ...
... no generator). As we pulled out of the campground there were a few flecks of snow in the air.
As we reached the Mariposa grove the snow really started to fall, not puffy flakes but solid marbles of snow which covered the ground very quickly. We had not come all this way to miss the giant redwoods so we launched up the trail and saw what we had come to see. These trees are solid and enormous. Standing in the forest alongside ...
We woke up late ... 8:30. Julie worked out in the gym and I figured out how to do the blog. We left Eureka at 10:30 and pushed on to Ukiah, where we stopped for a quick lunch at Taco Bell at about 12:30. We stopped at the post office in Ukiah and gig back on 101. We made a short break again at Santa Rosa -- I stopped at the UPS Store to return my Kindle -- then got back on the road headed on to Santa Nella. We got to Santa Nella at 6:30 and immediately checked I ...
... ahead. The scenery contrasts to the stark nothingness of I-5. There are golden rolling hills splashed with olive green tinges. Patches of wild flowers were in bloom, an occasional farmstead broke up the vast seemingly endless countryside, it turned out to be a very peaceful drive.
Upon arriving at Mercey HS, we were greeted by a row of Ironwood trees and a few scrub oak. There were ...
... a pair of shorts and 2 baseball caps. We thought we had done ok!
This seemed to take an age so after a quick lunch we headed off to the beach at Carmel. What a beautiful place Carmel is - we just wish we had had more time to explore the shops. Some of the buildings were so beautiful and looked as though they had just come from Hansel & Gretel....gorgeous little cottages. The shops were very up market but looked very ...
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