LCC (travel & arrival) Day 2

Mt ShastaThe 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.

i-i-oIt’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.

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8 Responses to LCC (travel & arrival) Day 2

  1. Patti Abbott says:

    Hope you’re having fun!

  2. Richard says:

    Got here, room not what we expected (small, noisy location, no, repeat NO view) but hell, we’re in Monterey and have already seen friends and authors (Louise Penny and others). It’s lovely weather for a mystery con. And a walk, which is what we’ll do now.

  3. The hotel room at the Albany Bouchercon was the best room I ever had at a mystery convention. Of course, I didn’t spend much time in the room… Glad you arrived safe and sound. Can’t wait for some LCC stories!

  4. I’m getting excited for you. Sounds like it’s going to be a blast.

  5. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Sounds like fun. Say “hi” to the apa people for us.

    I must admit, I don’t see the greatness of In-n-Out burgers.

  6. Richard says:

    Jeff, have seen to say a quick “Hi” to Janet, Maggie, Chris Aldridge, Kate Derie, other not coming to mind. Having lunch with Ted Hertel today.

    As for burgers, you might say Five Guys is great, which I’ve had and say “meh”. It’s a matter of experience and taste (both kinds). We will stop at the last In-N-Out on our way home, in Redding, for one more fix.

  7. Cap'n Bob says:

    My greatest disappointment at the San Francisco Bouchercon was not being able to find a Der Wienerschnitzel in the city. They don’t have any.

  8. Richard says:

    Bob, there’s one in Redding, which will have my business tomorrow. …. [later] …. No, we went to one in Livermore, after visiting Art.

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