Saturday, October 6, 2018

A holiday from solitude

Nearly every morning I leave my spot in the Alabama Hills and go into Lone Pine where I park in the parking lot by the park (that’s a lot of parks in one sentence) and access either the town’s free Main Street wifi or the wifi at Carl’s Jr.

But this being the long Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day weekend it’s also time for the Lone Pine Film Festival. That means vendors in the park and a full parking lot. And it means temporarily blocking US-395 for a parade. And it means people wandering through the Alabama Hills looking at all the movie locations, some of which are right by my campsite.

Meanwhile, in Bishop, where I might want to go for groceries, they’re having the Fall Colors Cruise & Car Show. So it’s a mess there, too.

Grumble grumble grumble. Cranky reclusive old fart problems. I’ll go hide in my cave.