The Bucolic Life For Me: Exploring California’s Central Valley, Part 2

**This is a continuation of an entry from a few days ago that featured the towns Turlock, Modesto, and Fresno. ~~ Lodi, CA After I pull in to the parking lot of a 711, three humans dressed in wedding attire pile into my car, holding cardboard trays filled with burgers and fries. The bride’s dress takesContinue reading “The Bucolic Life For Me: Exploring California’s Central Valley, Part 2”

The Bucolic Life for Me: Exploring California’s Central Valley, Part 1

In general terms, the Central Valley encompasses the land-locked farm towns of California, spanning from Redding down to Visalia. Back when I first started to compile this entry, I wanted to know how the locals felt about living here. Did it suit their needs? Had they lived anywhere else? What made it special? One passengerContinue reading “The Bucolic Life for Me: Exploring California’s Central Valley, Part 1”

The poke bowl couple, Salvadoran beaches, and car crash meet cutes

I’m walking past a small group of cows on a bucolic hike, and my heart rate is elevated. I’m irrationally afraid that one of them will charge me. Luckily, I’m able to calmly remind myself that there have been close to zero reported cases of a feral cow attacking a human (as far as IContinue reading “The poke bowl couple, Salvadoran beaches, and car crash meet cutes”

Ride with Me: Vikings, Bikes, and Baby Cows in Davis, CA

**This entry draws from driving Lyft in Davis on two separate occasions (in May and August 2017) *Names changed to protect confidentiality Exploring the city Butts against lawn chairs, grass beneath feet, vendors selling fruit, vegetables, and Bolani breads at the white tents to the right of them, families watch a Pixar movie projected ontoContinue reading “Ride with Me: Vikings, Bikes, and Baby Cows in Davis, CA”