Well here we are, after 6 month of planning and waiting the first day of the epic road trip of 2020 is over. Wound up leaving the Concord Area about 10 am because I need to new patches sewn on my vest. Thank you to “J&D Custom Embroidery” for getting the work done practically overnight.
It was Interesting as I drove down HWY 37, it was obvious that the big city was waning in my review mirror and I was headed for the open road. I still hit a little traffic passing through Petaluma but then the two lanes of the 101 felt wide open like it was 3am.
I headed west on HWY 128 and decided it was time to eat and stopped in Cloverdale at the “Hamburger Ranch &BBQ. I am always a big fan of stopping at hole in the wall spots for food, unfortunately this is not one I can recommend. I guess with Covid-19 I need to give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they have scaled back to as to not waste product or maybe they are having delivery issues. But the portions were tiny and not very flavorful and had a $16 price tag for lunch.
I get back on the 128 and I feel the stress of my day to day life melt away. Riding through the coastal redwoods with all the ferns around made me feel like I was in the Jurassic period. I guess that is the influence movies have on us, I expected to see dinosaurs around the next corner.
Well I made it to Ft Bragg and need to get some food and some sleep. All in all the first day was a huge success and cant wait to tell you about tomorrows adventures