The large pieces of Lou's trailer renovation are in place and now it's mostly a long list of one-man jobs. That, and the heat and allergies and itchy feet meant it was a good time to move on. But in which direction?
"I'm going to get a shower, some groceries and gas, then head to the highway and see whether the urge hits me to turn left or right," I said as I prepared to leave Redmond.
I turned right. Southward. I thought I would make my way to the mountains of San Diego County. It seemed delightfully contrary. Head south to escape the heat? Yup. It's in the 70s around Julian. Without freezing nights.
But by the time I got to Redding, I started thinking of how few camping options there were between here and there—options that didn't require reservations or that wouldn't be crowded and expensive. And once I'd been in far southern California for a while, where to, then, that didn't put me in more summer heat or require a long schlep?
I rethought things.
I turned east.
At least I think so.