Captain’s Log 6,056
In just 16 more days…..I will be here!
I cannot believe I am actually going to see these magnificent trees! Some of them are more than 2,000 years old!
My traveling companion and I have agreed that we are going to live very basically on the trip. Lots of fresh fruit and veggies, cottage cheese, string cheese, (and hard-boiled eggs and yogurts that we will snitch from the complimentary breakfast buffets every morning). And nuts. I don’t like to eat much when I travel by car, so this will be perfect. Two changes of clothes and a sweatshirt each. Jammies. Blanket and pillow each. Canvas chair each. Two small coolers. Cameras. Reading material. Chargers for our phones. Journals. Headlamps. Batteries. First aid kit. Bug spray. Minimal toiletries. Enough socks and underwear for 8 days. We will both be wearing Keens.
I cannot WAIT!
But I have to wait. Two more weeks. GAAAAAAA!
Because I am old, I was able to buy a senior pass for the national parks. Only $10 and I can go into a any national park (with the passengers in the car) for free for the rest of my life!
I did not watch the debates last night. I wanted my dinner to stay down.
Big Sister Mia and I are going to a farewell party for a friend tonight. He is leaving his job of 20 years managing a bookstore (Mia’s favorite place). He has been hired to manage a new comic book store here in town. These are very exciting times for him. He was the best thing about the bookstore but the management became jealous of his success. To repay him for his years of loyal service, they cut his hours and took away his job title. Passive/aggressive bullshit that I have seen happen so many times. I can relate. It happened to me twice. The better you get and the more “ownership mentality” you exhibit, the more of a threat you become. Just the opposite for me. When I hear feedback about how wonderful one of my staff is at the museum, I celebrate. And I hand out raises accordingly. I don’t understand territorial people. I am probably a socialist.
I found a really nice geocache yesterday. I got stood up for a luncheon appointment (long story), so after enjoying a nice solo meal, I went back out to my car to leave. On a whim, I clicked open the geocaching app to see if there were any good ones close by. WOW! Super close to the restaurant!
A very rare ammo box geocache
This one was cool. I had to figure out the combination for the padlock (by reading the description of the cache). It was filled with all sorts of fun things. Big boxes like this are fun. You don’t find them very often in high-traveled urban areas. I really had fun with this one!