The hotels toast bar offered the tiny cheese omelets that seem to appear on so many hotel toast bars. They must be made in a factory in some far away land, by industrial machines, and with food products that may or may not have come from actually barn yard animals.
Next time I’m looking for the hotel with the real food brand.
Real Food Here
Blowing into town yesterday I rode right past the skunk works, The works is the home of the Lockheed Martin factory that built the super-secret cold war black planes.
Skunk Works Hanger
Neatly displayed at Blackbird air park are SR-71A together with its predecessor A-12, along with the once ultra-secret D-21 drone and the only remaining U-2 “D” model in the world.
Secret-- Look Away
Also on display is the 747 that once packed the space shuttle from Edwards back to Florida.
Years ago I actually saw this aircraft in route back to Florida. It was impressive to look up and see the space shuttle atop this massive airplane…
Heading north out of town on highway 14 the cold was holding its ground. Turning west on highway 138 I had more oil pressure than air temperature.Highway 138 cruises through the Antelope Valley California Poppy reserve. No poppies were in bloom this morning but out in the desert were acres of solar panels and wind turbines along the foot hills. Green energy on line. In Alaska where the oil companies own the republicans in our state government, we are in the dark ages with carbon free green energy…
Once when snow blocked my path over Tehachapi Pass I had taken highway 138 to get to Barstow, but today I was heading back to the bay. My non topographic paper map showed a road west of the dreaded I 5 heading north west through Frazier Park, and Pine Mountain, ending up right where I needed to be in Maricopa for a north bound run up highway 33.
I had no idea that a 6000 foot pass lay ahead with patches of Ice on the road. This was a very exciting white knuckle ride that I will NEVER do again in the winter.
It looked like rain clouds were over my regular route so at Blackwell Corner I turn west and head towards 101. Two lane, four lane. Traffic. Farm fields and the Salinas Valley. San Jose, I 280, and in the garage before it rains.
Pure of heart mostly wins the day again....