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I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous man, the lonely soul, the...– Henry Miller, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird (via nevver)
Moderate giftedness has been made worthless by the printing press and radio and...– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., novelist (1922-2007). thanks @lefsetz for bringing it over to me in his letter. (via amandapalmer)
We stopped in at our hotel in Santa Rosa and hit the road again. The Hotel La Rose is in the old Santa Rosa railroad square and is a very comfortable small hotel. The stairways smell of roses and the rooms are heavy on the rose theme. The beds are soft and the decor pleasant. We did notice one bizarre feature: some of the door handles and counters are designed for someone 4 ft tall. The Charles...
Santa Cruz to Sausalito
A splendid day in the sun! After collecting Rosie and Jimmy at San Francisco airport, we cruise to Santa Cruz. Along the historic boardwalk, Kerry and I take a ride down memory lane on the 1924 Giant Dipper roller coaster. It’s an uncomfortable ride and we get off sporting bruises of many colors. We take a scenic drive around the cliff to Capitola to end the day with dinner overlooking the...
The road to the sea
This was to be the day we made the long slog to the sea. It was a great drive, leaving Reno early and heading down the south east side of Lake Tahoe. From there we cut along through the mountains and made a stop at Folsom State Prison as a homage to Johnny Cash. We made the long push into San Francisco and by shuttle, BART, and cable car we made it to Fisherman’s Wharf for dinner and...
Day 3: The museum dedicated to museums
We had a great day out today exploring Reno. We hit several casinos early just to get the lay of the land. Maria liked the riot of color that is the Peppermill. We also stopped in to see the Discovery Museum which was in fact a Children’s museum. That was a VERY short stop. We debated briefly going to the Mustang Ranch museum but were skeezed out because it is still a working brothel. From...
The Winnemucca to the sea highway
Day 2 of the road trip. 400 more miles. We started out from Burns early to get a head start on the day and went south through the Malheur Wildlife preserve. It was a big day for birdwatchers and they were not to be disappointed. Waterfowl were everywhere to be seen. We stopped off in Frenchglen and Maria noticed that the Frenchglen hotel was serving breakfast! Great food and a neat place...
Day one 300 miles and counting
Briefly touched town in Burns, OR for the night. After 20 years away it seems very strange to be here. Shortly after my last visit the last mill closed and the economy doesn’t seem to have recovered. The one asset they have here is the people. Kind, friendly, helpful as only people in small communities can be. The local newspaper edition is dedicated to the graduating classes of 2012. Of the...