In Arcata right now. Took me about 4.5 hours to get here and 3/4 of a tank of gas. I have to say thanks to my “road buddy,” they made the drive here quick and fun. We traded who was leader off an on till we hit the fog and I slowed down. Its been so long since I have been to any coast I totally forgot about the fog. I pulled over at a gas station to get a coffee and you could barely see the road 20 feet away. Spooky :p
As a tribute to the great American way of road trips, I’m shacked up at a Motel 6 at the moment. I’m really glad I brought a sleeping bag, who knows what bodily fluids are all over these beds. I also had to pay an extra three bucks for this crappy wi-fi signal that drops off every 5 minutes. Ah well, its cheap to stay at places like this. However I think in the future I’m going to eat the cost and stay places where I’m not afraid to touch things.
Sarah told me a couple places to check out in the morning so I’ll be scouting for them for breakfast and coffee. I’m also very much looking forward to seeing the Ocean tomorrow and taking pictures of it too! I’m planning on getting up to Coosbay tommorrow for a meal at a place Jack told me about. I think it was in Coosbay anyway.
Good night internet. Time to sleep.
Danny Machal October 18th, 2008