David Johnson's Travel Blog
Bicycle Trip 1999
Okefenokee 2002
Anza-Borrego 2003
Texas 2003
Road Trip West 2003
Sequoia National Park 2004
Hiking Florida 2005
Nomadic 2005
Bicycle Trip 2009
Bicycle Trip 2010
Nomadic 2010
Little Bicycle Trip 2011
Wisconsin Bicycle Trip 2011
Bicycle Trip 2011
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Kayak Trip 2012
Nomadic 2012
Liverworks Productions
Nomadic 2013
Liverworks Productions
Texas Pig Hunting
Bicycle Trip 2014
Bicycle Trip 2015
Biking West 2015
Chickens and Pheasants 2016
Biking About 2016
08/30   Hot Hills
08/31   Maquoketa Caves State Park
09/01   Sutliff Bridge
09/02   Flags
09/03   Maasdam's Wheel Art
09/04   Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
09/06   Fred's Bike Shop
09/07   Clark Tower
09/08   The Terraced Hills
09/09   Tower of the Four Winds
09/10   Just gravel roads
09/11   Grand Island
09/12   Boot Hill
09/13   Highway 34 to McCook
09/15   Tinker Tom's
09/16   The Big Easel
09/17   Mount Sunflower
09/18   Long Dry Day
09/19   Colorado Springs
09/20   Camping High
09/21   Wolves and Fossils
09/22   Cottonwood Pass
09/23   Send up the bicycle guy
09/24   Kebler Pass
09/25   Grand Junction
09/26   Colorado National Monument
09/27   Entrada Bluffs
09/28   Arches National Park
09/29   Hole N''The Rock
09/30   Newspaper Rock
10/01   Comb Wash up
10/02   Natural Bridges National Monument
10/03   The Burr Trail
10/04   Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
10/05   Escalante
10/06   Escalante Mountains and Red Canyon
10/07   Coral Pink Sand Dunes Park
10/08   Dinosaur Tracks
10/09   Snow Canyon State Park
10/11   Cathedral Gorge State Park
10/12   Sunnyside
10/18   A Week in Sunnyside
10/19   Mule Deer Hunting
10/21   Leaving Las Vegas
10/22   Death Valley National Park
10/23   Uphill Against the Wind
10/24   Ridgecrest
10/26   Red Rock Canyon State Park
10/27   Lancaster
10/28   LAX
New Zealand 2016
Kayak Trip 2017



tl;dr: Welp. I'm getting tired of California.

I can already feel tug of Los Angeles' gravity well. Garbage and street people and traffic and yuck. I decided that I'm done with this leg of my travel. I feel no need to bike into Los Angeles. I've experienced that journey before.

I could go home. My cat would appreciate that. She is relying on my aunt to feed her every day or so (not that that little chipmunk-killer couldn't survive on her own). My aunt and uncle would like me back so I could watch their dog on occasion. But other than those two things I have absolutely no other good reason to go home. It's a bit sad, really. I would just spend the winter sitting around depressed. Or I'd have to get a job. Sorry.

So I stopped at a cafe to eat breakfast where I fired up my laptop and bought myself an airline ticket. I shall go someplace new. I next went to a dollar store to buy some tape. They made me leave my bag (that I always keep with me) at the front counter. LA. Gravity. Then I found a bike shop that provided me with a box. Then I switched from Verizon to T-Mobile (which is always a pain because my social security number is flagged and I have to answer security questions about things that happened twenty years ago by people with very difficult accents). Finally I found a hotel and started packing up.

I took a few pictures, but I sent them all home with my Verizon phone. They weren't interesting, anyway. I hope.

Tomorrow I will take the Metrolink into LA and a bus to LAX.

Something solar.

All these road swag allen wrenches and nothing I can use.

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