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Crossing into California.

The border sign:

14 December 2022

El Centro

I stayed here for over night.

In the early morning, I drove into San Diego.

San Diego

I couldn't find an accessible, parking available nice coffee shop. I ended up spending the day at a McDonald's.

15 December 2022

I found a nice coffee shop today, and spent the whole day here.

16 December 2022

Breakfast at Denny's.

Work at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf today.

I met Keith, a co-worker, for lunch. After work I pointed the Jeep north.

West Hills, Los Angeles

I overnighted here.

17 December 2022


It's the weekend!


I met Alan and Melissa at their beautiful horse ranch.

Newbury Park

Alice and I had a great, albeit short, visit.


I visited Olive and had lunch and stayed overnight.

18 December 2022


I drove up to Visalia and found a nice church, then up to Elk Grove.

Elk Grove

I visited visited old friends Rick and Kathy.

19-23 December 2022


I'll be staying with Randy and Lenka and their adult children for a few days and working here.

23 December 2022


On my last day in Rocklin, we went into Old Sacramento for lunch.

Aftwards, we visited the California State Capitol building.

These are my friends Vera, Lenka, and Randy.

23 December 2022


I went to Lincoln for dinner with Steve, Deanna, Pat and Ron, and then Ron rode with me to his house.

North San Juan

24 December 2022

This is a map of the area around where I grew up. The red pin is on the house where I grew up, on a then 75 acre ranch.

The blue dot is my current location at my brother's house.

Nevada City and Grass Valley were the towns of my youth, going to high school in Grass Valley.

29 December 2022

Three generations of Dows and a spouse: Ron, Rand, Devon, Robert, Raechel, and Dave.

1 January 2023

Happy New Year!

Its's time for a Jeep run.

The New Year's Day Snow Run was a lot of fun. This is going up Pliocene Ridge Road.

The snow here was about 4' deep.

2 January 2022

The final travel day has arrived. it is now time for the last 525 miles marathon drive home. I started fairly early in the morning. Breakfast was in Redding.

My Shasta is coming into view.

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