Truckin' Got My Chips Cashed In Keep Truckin' Like The Do Dah Man Together More Or Less In Line Just Keep Truckin' On Arrows Of Neon And Flashing Marquees Out On Main Street Chicago, New York, Detroit And Its All On The Same Street Your Typical City In A Typical Daydream Hang It Up And See What Tomorrow Brings Dallas Got A Soft Machine Houston Too Close To New Orleans New York Got The Ways And Means But Just Wont Let You Be Most Of The Cats That You Meet On The Street Speak Of true Love Most Of The Time They Are Sttin' And Cryin' At Home One Of These Days They Know They Are Goin' To Be Goin' Out Of The Door And Down The Street All Alone
Truckin' - The Grateful Dead
1970 American Beauty
An elementary school childhood friend and her husband offered up the best ever hospitality. A warm meal awaited my arrival, we walked the dogs around their 12 acre property, and shared stories for hours and hours. The back story here is that Bill and Chuck were railroaders, K and I are the same age and Heidi and my brother were the same age, and our little town had a population of about 600 back in the 70's. Everyone grew up with everyone. Like All Good Small Towns Hidden In The Woods
And here it is. The home that I was born and raised in. Actually, my great grand father, grand father, father, brother, and I were all born in the same hospital three streets down the hill from this house. Fun Fact, I was the last baby born in that hospital and my friend Chad Herman was the first baby in the new hospital. Yes, small town history lesson there for ya.
So Bill still resides in this town and for weeks I wrestled with what to say. After 25 years, what do you say. I so wish Triple JJJ would have held their word because the support would have been diverting on this day. I struggled like crazy talking myself into going to bat for my brother and asking Bill to engage with him. My brother has always been the family man and strives for family harmony. Both of my oldies just cant wrap their selfish minds around that fact. My brother recently attempted zooming with Bill and his wife and Bill claimed he couldn't hear and just walked out. My gut brain continued to rise up and I had this sinking feeling that it wouldn't fly going to see Bill. So I Carried On
For whatever reason, I took this photo of the California State Flag. My bladder was full but I stopped for a photo op. Humans, what the flock of seagulls.
The below photo is how I remember Sacramento. That is a shot of the downtown skyscrapers and the last of the open space. This used to be hundreds and hundreds of miles of rice fields. Now, its ALL apartments and new construction and box store complexes. And $4 a gallon gas stations!!
By sunrise, I was up, Coffee was made, I sat here until the Calvary arrived to help unload. My morning cup of Joe never tasted so good. I kicked back for almost three hours in this spot. Fish were jumping, dog walkers thought I was some long haired homeless guy, and all I could do was smile and be thankful.
Screen Shot Below, 5g on 4/3/21 @ 11:11
Speaking of flying , ( HERE ) is the time lapse that I created while flying from SLC to GJ. As always, I really appreciate you all, possessing patience with me while I was absent, & for all of your positive feedback over the years. Thank You
Enjoy Your April,