January 7th, 2021


January 7--Insurrection

Malida was off yesterday, and I proposed a short road trip down the river road to explore some more of the delta. She was enthusiastic, so we put some tea in the thermos, gathered some snacks, and headed off toward Hwy 160, which follows the Sacramento River all the way down to the San Francisco Bay. We went as far as the Antioch Bridge, which crosses the San Joaquin River as it joins the Sacramento and empties into the bay.

We drove along a levee road around Sherman Island, got a hot dog in Rio Vista and then headed south to wander through the Montezuma Hills. We saw all sorts of things, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We stopped somewhere at about 2, and I looked at my phone for the first time that day. I saw the news reports about what was going on in the Capital, and turned on the radio. That was the end of the trip for us.

We came home and watched the news for the rest of the evening. I was stunned and angry.

I had no appetite for looking at the many pictures I had taken, and let them be.

This morning I got up and downloaded the pictures, looking for one in particular that would be my social media post for the day.

baby lamb

A baby lamb.
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