Lori arranged for us to have a wonderful house to stay in for a few days at the end of our adventure together. Zoom philosophy groups, a swim in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where a possible non-player-character was sighted wearing a big sign: "LIVE IN JOY."
Crossed many miles of amber waves of grain before encountering numerous forest fire zones in recovery. As I continued, I saw new smoke filling the air, and more all but blotting out the Sun.
I arrived as dark was setting, so I cooked a stew of canned beans and fresh vegetables, planning to climb to the rock top in the morning for the sunrise. The climb is more challenging than I recalled of my 1991 visit, so the sun got the upper hand and watched the Steven-rise instead.
Inventor Tom invited me to help him measure some building materials here. His plan for the wheels are electrifying. I arrived with the area charged by a smoky forest fire being fought a few miles away, a fire that has now spread to become the biggest on the west coast.
Returning to the triangle house of Mother Carolyn for a final week of traveling deep into the heart. A past-life psychic told me some stories I could feel vibrating behind the veil of forgetting.
This temple to Route 66 is adjacent to a free public bike repair station that is completely dysfunctional due to apparent vandalism. Did the automobile spirit of Rt 66 exact revenge on the bicycle machine? I ate a donut in contemplation, and then proceeded to an I-40 rest stop for the night.