Sunday, April 22, 2007

i killed the environment on john muir day

April 21st is John Muir Day. Seriously. The state of California and the Federal government both say so. It's Muir's birthday, you see. Yesterday would have been birthday number 169.

So what did I do? I drove my car 700 miles, to Los Angeles and back, for a grad student conference. It was fun and interesting (and thankfully my last time in LA for what will likely be a looooong time), and I drove down through the Central Valley but back up the coast/Central Coast so I saw a lot of California for the last time before I move away.

I dragged one of my grad school buddies along for idle chatter. On the way home we stopped in "the charming Danish village of Solvang" for what were supposed to be the best damn pancakes ever...except the place is only open for breakfast and lunch and we were there around 5pm. Bummer.

The charming Danish village of Solvang is just a few miles from the Chumash reservation. This is of interest only for Buffy fans and gamblers.

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