Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Road Trip!

On Monday, I brought Brice up to Northern California to begin his summer internship. Jerry wasn't able to get time off from work, so I had to go by myself. I have never driven so far by myself. It was a looonnng drive. Over 400 miles. Past San Francisco.

Brice with refreshment at about the halfway point. He already looks like he's having fun, doesn't he?

I kept seeing what I thought were white butterflies fluttering across the road. Then we started passing these trucks. I ordered Brice to take a picture of one. I think it's garlic. I was seeing the white papery skins of a million heads of garlic.

Our first hotel was terrible. Terrible. I complained. I got my money back. I found a better hotel (with Jerry's help). This one is much better. I can be comfortable here for a few days. The TV even knows my name. (The TV was dead at the other hotel, just one item of a whole sad list of crappyness.)

Yesterday, I spend most of the day getting settled in the new hotel, buying some food and other essentials, and trying to familiarize myself with the neighborhood. Today, I plan to venture to a local regional park, and later to the Charles Shultz Museum and the Luther Burbank home and garden. Hopefully.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Not a substitute for content, but.....

Spring is over, our trip to Death Valley has come and gone. So time to change the banner. This is something I threw together sometime last year. It will have to do for now. I have been rather unproductive in the art department lately. Personal issues have stifled my creativity and my mental energy. So I'm lucky at least I have this pre-made banner to stick up. Hopefully I will have the time and the desire to do some fun stuff this summer. And I'm going on a road trip tomorrow with Brice.

Wish me luck.