Super 8 Motel Riverside
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Our backpacks are ready! Gosh they are heavy. Patricia's is 48 pounds. Mine is 53 pounds. Heavy, but they have to carry five days of food in a bear canister. We'll be o.k.
It's dawn and our good friends Paul and Beth Salyers show up with their taxi service to Yosemite National Park. Away we go!
... in the car....and we depart...so many hands waving from the house. And the crazy drive begins. Indian music is on the radio. The boys up front are chatting in Malayalam. The windows are open because they are smoking. The Indian air is in my face. I relax and enjoy. Twenty minutes out of town, an amazing thing occurs. Kishu (the driver) takes a cell phone call. THIS NEVER HAPPENS. Drivers here don't take phone calls. It's too dangerous in ...
For the past few days our desert communities and SoCal have had an unusual down pour of scatter showers. This has put a crimped in my vacation hourly event - swimming in the outside pool. Although the thundershowers have been sporadic - it is just not wise to test nature and hope the lighting does not strike while swimming. I know it sounds ridiculous but I have been around lighting strikes and it is weird being in ...
... that surely will become a new industry. A vision that definitely struck a cord with me. If America is indeed going to remain a super power, and I do feel that they are on a precipice, they are going to have to find these new industries. Taking the Republicans approach will only be flogging old ways, ultimately leading in a steady decline even if there are some upswing ripples. Knowledge worker and information technology is going to need to ...
... in a 19 day time period: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China. Here are the basic stats of our itinerary:
LA to Hong Kong: 7260 miles 14.50 hours
Hong Kong to Bali: 2136 miles 4.50 hours
Bali to Kuala Lumpur: 1219 miles 3 hours
Kuala Lumpur to Tawau: 1138 miles 2.50 hours
Tawau to Kuala Lumpur: 1138 miles ...