Excursions

You might as well grab the bull by the horns, you’re going to get gored anyway.

Excursion 8, Day 8, Salem to Portland, Oregon

Excursion 8, Day 8, Salem to Portland, Oregon

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!

Excursion 8, Day 7, Gold Beach to Salem, Oregon

Excursion 8, Day 7, Gold Beach to Salem, Oregon

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.

Excursion 8, Day 6, Fort Bragg (ish) to Gold Beach

Excursion 8, Day 6, Fort Bragg (ish) to Gold Beach

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.

Excursion 8, Day 4, Oakland

Excursion 8, Day 4, Oakland

Michelle wanted to stay put and was pretty happy for most of the day with the usual sundowning that wasn’t too bad.

EXCURSION 8, Day 3, Sacramento to Oakland

EXCURSION 8, Day 3, Sacramento to Oakland

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

EXCURSION 8, DAY ONE, SANTA CRUZ/WATSONVILLE

EXCURSION 8, DAY ONE, SANTA CRUZ/WATSONVILLE

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.

Excursion 8, Packing up Storm

Excursion 8, Packing up Storm

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.