Day Two (no idea what time) : Santa Nella (1)


Travel

I am driving in a daze after Firebaugh. I am telling myself come on, girl, get yourself together. But I am not really together, to be honest. And so I miss the Santa Nella exit. You can also see the gap between this and the last Day Two recap. Sometimes existential thunder happens in the […]

June 27, 2016

Day Two 1:50pm: Intersections and Coalinga McDonalds


Travel

I’ve noticed, as I visit the major rest area towns along the highway, that they occur at very specific points: where one highway intersects another. One highway is not enough; at least two are needed for these towns to grow. Even as I travel north toward San Francisco, folks are going east or west to […]

June 25, 2016

Day Two 11:56am: Kettleman City–Bravo Farms


Community, Travel

So Bravo Farms is this tourist gift shop strip mall place just behind the gas stations in Kettleman City. At first glance it looks as if someone asked Jonah Hex to decorate Casa de Fruta. Rugged storefronts. A wooden walkway. A water tower, because you need one of those. Train stuff. A waterwheel. And a […]

June 25, 2016

Day One 3:55pm: Leaving LA Alone


Travel

Leaving Los Angeles is usually a fun thing to do, but usually that has been because I’ve had someone with me. Someplace to go. I’ve traveled to SF, read, then turned around and came home the same day. I’ve met friends. I came out as trans in San Francisco. I was taught how to verbalize […]

June 25, 2016