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Leggo my emo [Mar. 25th, 2005|02:33 am]
The American Caliban
I started out to write a self-analytical bit about my own failures and how to amend them, and then realized that this kind of journaling is one of said failures. So you just read a meta-failure.

I'm taking a week off in May, partly to go up to SF to see Gang of Four on the 2nd, but generally to clear my head if possible. I hope to spend a couple of days idling on the Central Coast in the SLO area, and otherwise no idea. I should go out in the desert and photograph the wildflowers, as they're exceptional this year. Suggestions welcome. No, I'm not going up to Portland! I don't have enough time for that if I'm going to do anything else.

Last night as I was looking up at the wind slapping the palm trees around I realized that I need trees around me. If I don't have a tree break occasionally I get unhappy. What's that about, I wonder?
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[User Picture]From: trinx
2005-03-25 10:48 am (UTC)
don't go north of SF.. i always get a fucking speeding ticket, the bastards.

ALWAYS.
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From: cordiloquy
2005-03-25 12:52 pm (UTC)
yay, SLO town! You've picked a good place for idling...
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From: rootlesscosmo
2005-03-25 03:51 pm (UTC)
From SLO north on 101 to Santa Margarita, then east on 58, takes you to the Carrizo Plain, which is a very interesting wildlife area--there's a tiny visitor center and not much else. Worth a detour. Also the area east of Highway 25, from just south of Hollister toward the long-abandoned New Idria mercury mine, is very nice, especially at this time of year.
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[User Picture]From: pandaxian
2005-03-25 04:14 pm (UTC)
augh, your icon hurts my face!
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[User Picture]From: jtemperance
2005-03-25 05:51 pm (UTC)
Highway 1 from Cambria to Big Sur is something I never get tired of. And it doesn't take as long as one might think.
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[User Picture]From: fimmtiu
2005-03-26 04:42 am (UTC)
If I don't have a tree break occasionally I get unhappy. What's that about, I wonder?

Beats me, man, but that's why I had to leave New York. It's good to have regular reminders that not everything is man-made.
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[User Picture]From: ayeung
2005-03-26 05:55 pm (UTC)

Ahh...North...

I love leaving LA....and going north is nothing short of it...101 is great all around...there's the hot springs in Pismo Beach, if you're interested...public hot tubs to soak a weary traveler...www.sycamoresprings.com. They use to have 24 hour public hot springs...looks like they don't anymore. I consider it my halfway point from LA to San Jose. Definitely enjoy the break from LA/OC counties. :)
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