Tuesday, June 12, 2007

You just never know

During my morning walk I spotted this in the Safeway parking lot. I know that some Safeway’s allow overnight parking for travelers, during my travels I have occasionally used a Walmart or Safeway too.

When I got home I got to thinking about that schoolbus at Safeway and decided to see if there really is a www . schoolbustobaja.com. By golly, there is! Soon I was reading about two young guys from Long Island, New York who decided to hit the road, see the west and surf in Baja.

On their site I read where they were having trouble finding places where they could post updates to their website so I decided to drive back to Safeway to see if they were still there. They weren’t! Returning home I decided to check Denny’s, Headlands Coffee House and some of the other breakfast possibilities. Nada. When I got to Denny’s I decided to check a surfing spot north of town.

No vehicles in the parking lot. As I turned around to return home I spotted the Schoolbustobaja! It was stuck in the sand beside the Haul Road! I could also see a park ranger’s vehicle and the ranger writing a ticket! Oh boy!

I walked out, introduced myself, told Anthony and Brian I had read their website and offered the use of my wi-fi and DSL when they finish getting their ticket and tow out.

And now, as I speak, they are updating their page and sharing stories of their travels. Interesting guys. What an adventure!

Check it out www.schoolbustobaja.com

Monday, June 11, 2007


The sun is clearing the coastal hills by 6:05AM now and I am walking in sunlight. Just what I have been looking forward to for months but it seems to have affected my blogging and I'm not the only one. My walking/blogging buddies, Jen of Walking Berkeley, Spike of This isn't Sydney, Gary of Runs Brooklyn and Suzanne of Catron County Walk are also lagging in the blogging department for various reasons. Our, almost, daily postings have wained. Maybe approaching summer makes it harder to stay indoors and blog. Hopefully it is just a seasonal thing, a time of many other things to do.

Speaking of which; I'm going to be gone a month visiting my family and friends in the Pacific Northwest. While there I hope to maintain my morning walks and may find something of blogging interest. Check in, now and then.

By the way, here is one more chimney I couldn't pass up without taking its photo. The early morning sun had just found it!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Ring Too!

The hitching ring across the street from City Hall is now installed in the new curb.

Looking north on Franklin Street towards the First Baptist Church. The sidewalk, to the left, will be poured next and then a lot of material will be removed from the street to bring it down to a new grade.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Variations on a Theme

The coastal Marine Layer is in. A perfect neutral background for studying the variety of Fort Bragg chimneys.