I got out of bed early..... it's what happens when you get over 55. It was dark outside, but the forecast was for rain the next few days, clear for the bulk of the day however.
I caught an hour of Coast to Coast w/George Noorey, read my emails, got on Modern Vespa, checked out ADVrider, TWT/Suzuki, then took a peek outside.... still dark, and WET!? A few hours later the sun was up, I was showered & dressed, had my coffee, then rode twenty miles on the Vespa for breakfast at Phillip's Winery. "6th sense Syrah", home made corn beef hash, fruit, and toast.
Imagine my surprise when I walked outside to gear up, and saw a car parked next to me with this sign. Ya gotta give the guy his prop's for seeking a little money for work, but he really shoulda chosen a different approach to the wording on his sign:
I pointed the scooter toward Lodi to buy some of my favorite cigars. They're cuban rolled "Casilla's", long fill filler, a combination of 5 types of leaves, and really inexpensive. Well..... the liquor store no longer carries them; I ended up buying $40.00 worth of cigars when I shouldn't have been spending any money on cigars: H. Upmann Robusto, Macanudo Maduro, Punch "Rare Corojo", and a Partagas:
Lodi is where the VERY FIRST reported sighting of an Alien from a UFO was, tt was the subject of our local Credence Clearwater back in the day, and it once had the highest millionairs per capita of anywhere in California..... from the grape vines we grow 'round here:
Tractors & buckets:
I continued to roll toward Rio Vista over our local "Blood Alley", a long stretch of road over the Delta Islands known for lotsa head-ons. When I got there, I hadda take some shots of my scoot with the Rio Vista Bridge in the background. I wanted to continue to roll 'round the Delta, taking lots of pic's to share with you, enjoying the day. But the battery on my camera went dead, I forgot that my uniform was in the washer getting wrinkles, and I considered taking the Suzuki out for a ride when I got home. In the meantime, the phone rings, thinking I better pay my bills, maybe mow the lawn..... you know, be responsible. So what I do? Put off being responsible by posting my images of a little 100 mile ride for breakfast this morning
Rio Vista Bridge: