I was intending to leave today but couldn’t decide where to go! So, I stayed.
I did find a terrific resource, however. Mapquest. Sure, long before GPS was popular, I used the site for driving directions…and then all but forgot about it. But a friend re-introduced it to me. The really cool thing is that you can select an area, then choose a category like “campgrounds”, and it will create pushpins of all the campgrounds in that area with a profile of each one.
But that’s not the best part. You can choose as many categories as you like. I selected casinos to see my proximity to work. Whammo! A different-colored pushpin for all the cardrooms in the area. Now I can see how close the campgrounds are to the cardrooms — Awesome! I’ll be using Mapquest quite a bit. It sure saved me the headache of going to San Jose. The campgrounds are simply too far of a commute.
So, tomorrow, I head to the Stockton/Lodi area.
Today I visited wine country. I’m not a wine expert, but I do know this — grapes grow near green rolling hills with small patches of lush trees that look as real as a model train set. Don’t ask me why, but I believe these most picturesque landscapes are required to keep these grapes happy…
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