Yesterday, I had both doctors and dentists appointments in Monterey. These appointments were made MONTHS ago. Hmmm …
I left my house at 5:30 am to get to Ft. Ord in time, and as it turned out, it only took 4 hours, when I gave myself 5. I watched the sun come up from the South Coast Ridge Rd. I can’t remember the last time I did that. I drove only the back side of Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd. I heard later (see post below and comment by Dave Allen) that the “front side” of N-F was blocked by a downed tree. The back side was smooth sailing.I have photos of the drive, of course, which I will post in a bit (I left my camera in the car).
While driving 4 hours one-way to go to the grocery store is not most people’s idea of “fun” – this drive is so beautiful it is hard to get too upset about it. Obviously a one day round trip is out of the question, given all I must do here in town, but I got a room at the Carmel Mission Inn, met a friend for drinks at Rio Grill, and generally turned it into a party.
I arrived to find my photo and Larry Parson’s article about this blog on the front page of the Monterey Herald. Of course, I knew it was coming. I just was surprised it made the front page, along with the article about the coast behind the slide. Did most of my important errands in town yesterday, but have a few left to do before I can head on home today.
Eight hours of driving for a town trip is a long way to go, but turn it into a party, and you are a true Big Surian!
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Thanks for news from the front, Kate, one heck of a trek indeed. You’re good at getting the most out of arduous and making it sound appealing. And congratulations on the Herald, can’t wait to see it.
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Beautiful article Kate, well done!