We coped with temperatures in the low 100’s in Sacramento, CA. When the next day was predicted to rise to a sizzling 111 degrees, we packed the car in the morning and headed out. Our destination was Healdsburg, CA, home of our friends, Bob and Carolyn.
Actually, our friends live outside of town, 10 miles up in the mountains. It’s a heavily forested area and remote (no wifi, no cell phone coverage). Only a few people live on their stretch of road. Our urban selves think it’s the perfect setting for a very scary Stephen King book, but it is quiet, and you can see lots of stars at night.
We took a walk after breakfast with Bob. How much would we see on a tree lined, dead end road?
We met a cyclist, Chris, who regularly rides up the mountain from town. We talked about politics while we nibbled more blackberries.
Our walk in the cool mountains was a world away from the hot, central California of the day before. We were grateful for the tranquility and beauty of that dead end road…to be continued