You might as well grab the bull by the horns, you’re going to get gored anyway.
Lots of bumper to bumper through Portland and I am so happy that my city driving is at a minimum. It’s… unnatural! Then into the intoxicating streets of Portland!
This area of the Oregon coast is just embracingly lovely. We went into Old Town Bandon and found a Fish and Chips place. Michelle was actually able to walk on friendly sidewalks and several strangers walked Mo for us so I could have my hands free to help Michelle.
On this day cruising through this forest of ancients, NASA released images from the new telescope, images that show light emanating from millions or even billions of years ago, galaxies upon galaxies dancing and pulling at one another.
I wanted to drive through the City because I’m working on my second novel that takes place in SF from the days back in the 80s when I was a cab driver. Wanted the feel.
Michelle wanted to stay put and was pretty happy for most of the day with the usual sundowning that wasn’t too bad.
There are so many changes, but the striking reality is how well-preserved Oakland is. There are no new buildings that I can see, and I walked these streets, road my extended-forks bike with the banana seat and playing cards clothes-pinned to the spokes to make it sound like a motor
I was planning how to get so Sacramento and had decided not to go through the Bay Area on a Friday at rush hour, which would likely be a nightmare. My friend Kurt said, “Oh, through Aromas!” And so we did…
We arrived during rushish hour in Watsonville. I lived close to here in Capitola many moons ago when I worked at the Harbor Café and became an actor, doing my first play, Six Characters In Search of an Author, at Cabrillo College.
On this excursion we will hit Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Bay Area, Fort Bragg, Gold Beach, Eugene, Salem, Portland, Seattle, back through Portland to Ashland and over inland to the grandness which is the Eastern Sierra.