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Sun, Feb 27th - 9:13PM

February 21: To San Simeon

The Age of Napoleon, p. 222
37.2 miles
partly cloudy, cool, beautiful

85 recordings of 41 (will be 106 when we get back) (Sadly, the Law and Order episode wasn't what they promised. So I still have 8 to see.)   HUELL! (Houser) Leave that poor bat alone!!

Rasmussen: -18: lowest since December.  I think he may have acted stupidly. 44/55.

My initial plan for the three-day trip was to lock Abby in the bathroom. I spent a lot of time re-training her, but I wasn't sure I could trust her for three days. But this morning I saw her all curled up and comfy on our bed and I just didn't have the heart. Instead I put down the plastic mats by the front door and in the alcove close to the bathroom, two places that she used to use. I covered most of the bathroom floor with newspaper and put a thickish pad of paper in the litter box, moved the broom so she wouldn't hurt herself, and crossed my fingers.

Rich slept in a little longer than I'd thought, so we didn't get going till 8:20. I was ready to drive, but in the end I didn't do it at all.  I did keep reminding him to quit if he got tired, but I know how much he loves to drive and if he can do it, more power to him. (Literally, in this case.)

There's SNOW on Mt. Diablo!

Bumper sticker: I'm not speeding, I'm qualifying.

Potty stop (and coffee break) at the Tower in Lathrop, where the aliens are. Then there was a cache nearby.  I planned the next stop at Pea Soup Andersen's in Santa Nella, but that was too close.  There was a rest area down 5 that is closed, they finally let us know 10 miles ahead... so we stopped at Harris Ranch and that's what we'll be doing from now on. We went through the gift store and I got some baby yams, so cute and I bet baked and laced with butter they'll be delicious. I was also tempted by the maple balsamic dressing. Yum.

The fruit trees are all a-bloom.  And the orange trees loaded down.

I'm reminded of 1976, President's Day weekend, when Rich was working in Sacramento and the kids and I still lived in Novato.  We took off and went south, to the Pinnacles, to Monterey (before the aquarium: we went to the Dennis the Menace playground and the historical sights at Fisherman's Wharf. I was working with "Places to go with Children in Northern California" but the spice factories in Salinas had just stopped tours.  We did Frontier Village in San Jose and also the Winchester Mystery House before coming home.

And on to Kettleman City, then over the mountains to Cholame, where James Dean was killed and there's a hamburger joint reviewed by the Hamblogger, the Jack Ranch Cafe. We got the virtual cache, then had lunch.  Yummy. A sign in there said

Hot Beer
Lousy Food
Bad Service
WELCOME --
Have a Nice Day.

And then we had time to look for caches along the way to Cambria.  Beautiful views. We got 4, then landed at Highway 1 and went to San Simeon for the hotel.  There we got a first floor room, and Rich discovered they had wi-fi.  Then we went out to look at elephant seals and find caches.

Weaners.

Elephant Seal Porn.

There's a new boardwalk north of the parking lot.  We spent a long time here looking at the seals, picking up one cache.  Then we slowly went back south. One cache was on a bluff and we found it just at sunset. So beautiful! On in to Cambria where we had
dinner at Linn's. Again. And back to the motel where I logged caches and Rich finally got to sleep. A good day!

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More on Wisconsin.

After Wisconsin, How Do Democrats Argue Against a GOP Government Shutdown?

James Wittenbach You act as though the left cares about their own hypocrisy; how quaint.


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