Departed Long Beach early this morning. Stopped once at Tejon Ranch for gas and once again at Coalinga/Avenal Rest Area. That place was a dump, but northbound I-5 got worse from there. Miles on the interstate were choked down to one-lane for pothole repair. Upside: the Lexus handled superbly. Also, it needs the bugs scraped off the grill. 


Beautiful day in the LBC. Lots of walking. Lots of fun. Lots of sun. And I scored some succulents. 


Drove from Folsom to Long Beach this morning. Google Maps and Waze said it was a 6.75 hour drive, without stops. Took me about 8 hours, with two stops. One for a restroom break and one for lunch and gas.  

Drove past a fatality heading north on 99 just outside the old Castle AFB. Motorcyclist laid out in Lane 1, covered with a tarp. Listened to podcasts about AI, LLMs, and ChatGPT4 and now I’m terribly concerned for the future. At least the Lexus handled well, and the drive was pretty.