The pretty part of the drive (see photo) – but the longest driving day – is over, now it’s just down the flat Interstate 5, over past San Jose (song jingle deleted) onto the 101 and into Monterey. Depending on traffic, we should get there about 2:00 – 2:30 this afternoon, including a late breakfast stop somewhere.
It’s been almost five years since we moved from California to Oregon, so that means I’ve been missing something I really like a lot: In-N-Out Burger. Since it was dinner time when we got in Redding last night, we ate at (as Barbara says it, a “real” restaurant), so today was the day. When we hit Vacaville I drove straight to the establishment. It was great, the photo is my bonafides.
In Monterey, we expect weather in the mid-60s and clear. People will be arriving, so who knows who we might run into. The con starts tomorrow, so if we’re not tired from driving we have things to do in Monterey and Pacific Grove. Barbara is reading William Kent Krueger’s <i>Northwest Angle</i>, which we’ll get signed this weekend, and I’m reading the first of Nicholas Blake’s mysteries, <i>A Question of Proof</i>, written in 1935, which I will not get signed.
We each have a few panels we want to see, the rest of the time is people-place stuff. Expect to see Ted Hertel tomorrow or Friday. Tomorrow, the con begins.