We’re Waiting, We’re Waiting

Monday, March 6th – Wednesday March 8th

My flight was Wednesday morning and I was scheduled to work Monday and Tuesday.  So I booked a ridiculously expensive hotel near LAX and stayed there for a couple of days, as I will when I return.  There’s not much to do in the area save pace nervously, make final arrangements with banks and other entities, and (fortunately for you) take pictures of airplanes.


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San Diego

Monday, February 20th – Sunday, March 5th

Two weeks in San Diego!  Did I see all my old friends?  Did I hang out and enjoy the beach?  Well mainly I got over a cold and spent time hunting down last minute supplies and trying to figure out what and how to get to China.  The first week I was in a hotel, and then the second week was staying with some wonderful friends who basically made the whole visit to China possible.  And also attempted to shatter me.

Spring Flowers in Presidio Park

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Yucca Valley to Phoenix

Friday, December 9th

I originally had booked the room through Saturday morning, but since deciding that I was going to scooter home instead of sensibly spend a week in San Diego and fly back like a smart human, I had a lot of miles to cover.  As I left Yucca Valley Friday after work I hoped to make it to Phoenix and then spend two days driving and see how far I got by Sunday night.  It’s over 2,000 miles from Southern California to Ohio, so I wasn’t going to make it back this weekend, but I was hoping to get a big chunk of that done.  I also knew I was going to take interstate 10 across since the more direct 40 went through places like Flagstaff and Amarillo which were showing snow and ice.  My normal “avoid highways” plan wasn’t going to cut it; I was hoping to do this in two weekends with maybe taking one day between them.

A solid evening of driving would give me a good head start, so I packed up and headed out into the desert.

Highway 62 to the East of Twentynine Palms.

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Let It Sn… Wait, Don’t Do That!

Saturday, December 3rd

Saturday I booked for travel and a little shopping.  I knew I wanted to stop by Chaparrals again on my way back out to the desert, and I also knew Big Bear Lake was sort of on the way.  Seems like a logical detour to take!

Scooter by snow.
Did you know that Big Bear Lake is high up in the mountains? That might be the kind of thing you should research before scootering there in December.

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