Daily Steps: 29,568 Total: 308,350 Daily Miles: 14 Total: 146
Yesterday I finally ended my “squatting” period in Temecula/Murrieta at my sisters Judy’s and Tricia’s homes. I got my phone, redid my route from heading to San Fransisco to going directly to Mesa and getting FAR TO MUCH REST and FOOD. Both my pack and I gained a few pounds as I pack extra food for the desert and uncertainty of knowing when my next opportunity to Couch surf would be. I was also spoiled rotten by my sisters in the food department. Here is a picture of Judy and Bill (I am still learning my “routine” and so I have to apologize to Tricia and Steve, I just forgot to get this photo of us, no slight intended. But, you are more than welcome to come to Beaumont and we will take one there. LOL)
I started my walk and for the first time the gps on Google Maps sent me down dirt roads and sides streets as the shortest distance between where I am and where I want to go. Here are a few photos of the fun stuff I saw along the way to Winchester, CA
The Worst Sign in America. It “forces” me to be a criminal about 5 times everyday. I AM NOT going to bactrack with a 65 pound backpack a mile to the last place I could “legally” cross, so I am a notorious JAY walker.
Who know that Clinton Keith turned into a dirt road. Just a couple of miles from this photo are 8 billion new homes. LOL
Can you sing all the songs for “Oh, Brother Where Art Thou”? If you can you should come to this old Hobo Camp and play this cool piano around a campfire while you wait for the next train to jump. I thought this was so cool and then I got zapped back to reality, No more Hobos, Crack cocaine, and very few people riding the rails anymore. I wish it were more like the “good old day’s” in some areas of our modern life.
I did find a real treat along the road. A Budhist Temple in Winchester, CA of all places. I talked to the Monk there who was from Loas and really shy. He said that I could come back when he was in his finest Monk attire and take a photo but, today he was dressed in his work clothes and not looking good enough for a photo. I thought he looked very regal and peaceful.
Here is the super nice Sandy. She picked me up and gave me a oplace to lie my SUPER tired head and body last night and then dropped me of at the Starbucks by where I needed to walk from today. She was a wonderful Host and has lots of great storiies. Thanks for the comfy bed and the soft easy chair to prop my feet up and get the blood back to the upper half of my body after a SUPER long day on the road.