sunset in Clearlake CA
Sunday, August 19, 2007
The day got off to a bad start when I discovered that JD had requested a 6:30 AM wake-up call. Huh!!?? Why we need a wake-up call when all we're doing is meandering northward is beyond me. We have no deadlines!
Returning to my car after breakfast, I notice a station wagon with the rear gate open. The car is packed almost as tightly as mine, and includes 2 very large dogs staring at a small baby laid out on the wagon's tailgate. A young man is holding tiny feet up in the air, exposing the baby's bare bottom. Time is standing still. Nothing is happening. A young woman is standing to the man's left. Finally, she says (loudly and firmly)....."OK...Do you want me to show you how to do this?"
It's a long day on the interstate. I want to make it past Sacramento before we return to back roads. The wind is picking up, and JD's car has trouble staying in its own lane. Is it the overloaded car+wind?....or the driver? I guess we'll never know.
Sacramento is one of my least favorite cities to drive through. The congestion just never seems to end, but it helped that this day was a Sunday. Finally, we land in Clearlake, California, in time to witness a lovely sunset from our room overlooking the Little League field.
Day 2 totalled 370 miles.