Spontaneous Road Trip
I was living in the S.F. Bay area and it came time for 2 weeks vacation. I packed my suitcase, took a big wad of cash out of the bank, stocked up on recreational chemicals, and took off for the open road with no preset plans whatsoever! I took whatever highway, exit, and backroad that appealed to me not knowing or caring where they led. It was a big adventure. I saw all kinds of things and places I'd never expected. I was in Santa Cruz, Reno, Tahoe, Carson City, had whiskey shots at the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Virginia city NV. Then travelled northwest thru wine country, the redwoods, and along the pacific coast to Fort Bragg where I took an old time logging train through old growth forests to Willits and back. I had a friggin' blast! I had all my favorite cd's with me cranked up loud in my new car just jammin down the Highways. Towards the end I was running out of days off so headed back down the coast stopping ate each tiny roadhouse along the way. I remember pulling over and walking to the beach to watch the whales & sea lions, awesome! Finally I arrived back in S.F. had a fancy dinner at the Cliff House overlooking the ocean then sadly drove home, disappointed that my great adventure was coming to an end. It was a once in a lifetime experience which I shall never forget. I'd recommend it to anyone! Happy trails!