August 11th, 2017

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August 11--Adventuring

Malida had to leave for work at 3:45 this morning, and she has to work until 9 tonight. I don't know how she does it. She said goodbye before she left, and I rolled over and went back to sleep, but got up at 6 with a plan in mind.

Today was kind of my last day of summer vacation before things start up again next week, so I decided to go out and explore. I had an idea of where I wanted to go--up around the Sonora Pass, which is one of the routes over the Sierras. My original plan was to take one pass over, and another pass back, but I ended up stopping and seeing a bunch of things along the way and ran out of time.

I drove through a bunch of little towns and took some dirt roads out to a few remote lakes and rivers. It was pretty cool. The car got really dusty, after I just had it washed yesterday, but I ran it through the gas station car wash and it is as good as new.

I ended up at the Donnells reservoir overlook. It has always been one of my favorite places. I came up here a lot when I was a nursing student just to sit and think.

donnells

After walking around for a bit, I headed back down to the heat of the central valley.

I would have had more pictures, but I dinged my good lens and it seems to be jammed, though the glass is fine. My back-up lens has some sort of connection problem, so I was out of luck other than my trusty iPhone. I'm gonna have to get them fixed. They are my workhorses.

It was a good day, and I'm glad I got out to see stuff. I feel ready to go back now.
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