Herman and I are staying in San Francisco this week, visiting family, friends, and catching up on all our favorite Asian restaurants. We are staying with our wonderful friend, Ben Wong, and making the rounds. We’ve been away too long.
On Thursday, we strike out for the mountains in Northern California. It has been almost three years since we’ve camped. I am so looking forward to being away from everything, losing myself in the solitude of nature. I need this.
Several days near Lassen (we’re praying there is water in the North Battle Creek Reservoir, and then we across to Jackson Hole, the Tetons, and Yellowstone. I assume that will take five to seven days. After that, we wander down through the Utah deserts, working our way back home (with a stop in Las Vegas) We have no plans for Utah, preferring to play it by ear and take each day as it comes, which is how I like to roll.
I hope to take mucho pictures for posting on Twitter and FB, and also find time to study my Spanish lessons. I will probably not spend any time writing. At this point, a three-week break is welcome. My characters are just getting the island, and so this is a good place to pause and ponder. I’m taking three books with me—Early Auden, The Line Of Beauty, and The White Plague—but I don’t know how much time I’ll devote to reading.