Saturday Tourists… (4/21/18)

… Came wandering up to my place this morning. A young, polite Chinese couple, clearly in trouble. They had gotten their car stuck in a hole a few miles away. They slept in their car. They had had no food or water. They offered me $200 to take them to the highway. Unfortunately, I was expecting company in an hour – a BSK reader and her husband who had flown in to SFO and were renting a 4×4 Jeep and a place at the bottom of the road from me and who did not know the neighborhood, were coming up. I couldn’t take the couple down.

I offered the use of my phone, but it kept dropping the calls. I drew them a map of where they were, how they needed to go to get out of here. I gave them each a 1/2 gallon of water, bananas, and oranges. I was just sending them on their way, when my son showed up. “Want to make $200??” I asked him. After looking at the photo of their car, he said he could pull them out with his chain, so he loaded them up and took them back to their car. He needs to make his truck payment and works at whatever he can get. Plus, he is just an all-round good guy. Boy did those visitors luck out!

Arroyo Seco Duck Race

I could use a bit of help promoting the Duck Race… (Please check out the link for further information:
This benefits our local firehouse and will help pay for training staff and other such things. This is our main fundraiser. As you can see it’s locals getting together. Mad Otter Ale is supplying the beer, it’s chicken beans and corn on the cob, for $10.00 and a $5.00 donation for a “craft” beer. So for $20.00. you get fed, and two beers, which these days, is a good deal. Other non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. There is a far better chance of winning the Duck Race than the California lottery.
If you could help spread the word…. it would be appreciated…