Monthly Archives: September 2010

Andrea’s apartment, Santa Monica

I keep thinking I’m a grown-up but I’m not. I made it to L.A.! It’s sunny and 72. Actually more like 90 but feels so pleasant out by the beach. It was an early morning, packing and chatting one last … Continue reading

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Sycamore Canyon campground, Point Mugu Syate Park

Today was so good I was grinning almost every minute. People ask me sometimes, conversationally, “how’s it going?” or “how are you?” and I get this big smile and say “fantastic!” I slept late. Last night was so hot I … Continue reading

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Refugio State Beach

Today was hot. That just about sums it up. I woke reasonably early, around 7, in Oceano, as the sun started peaking through the palms. One pro tip I picked up from Damien was about tent placement: setting up so … Continue reading

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Oceano Campground

I keep thinking I will run out of things to say, but the world keeps being so interesting. Yesterday Bettina, Omar & I had discussed heading into nearby Cambria for breakfast. We managed to all wake similarly early and I, … Continue reading

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San Simeon State Beach

It was easy to sleep late in the shade of the redwoods. I left after a small, cold breakfast not really knowing the plan for the day, just heading south. Again it was a perfect day, sunny–perfectly cloudless–and warm, bordering … Continue reading

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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

I didn’t make it far today, but it was just too perfect a day for cycling to stay put. Who am I to resist it, eh? Still I didn’t make it as far as I would have liked, “settling” for … Continue reading

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Vets Memorial Park, Monterey

Sadly, oh so sadly they have a 1-night limit at New Brighton State Park. I’d been all set to stay put for snorkeling with Claire, and I was pretty sure I could get her on board with my blueberry pancakes … Continue reading

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