12-09-27 Thursday 178 days of riding 53 miles today Wonderful folks, good miles, great short cut, timely flat tire.
The RV tent spot I stayed at last night – I have really seen a lot of these old Hippie Buses, this one is for real. The fellow a little older than me is sitting in the bus door step, smoking a joint, talking about how he used to go to the music festival before the wheel cylinder blew out on the bus. Now he is painting the bus – Classic.
Into Cave Junction.
Fall Colors are starting to show
More fall in the Illinois Valley
This deer is in the parking lot of Ray’s Groceries, stopped for a cup of coffee and met Fred Greenfield who bought. Fred gave me a short scenic route to Jacksonville. He is retired from 30 yrs with United Airlines, lives near by and is a wonderful fellow to talk with.
The daughter of the owner came down from Idaho to help her Dad get the farm back in shape. She lives off the grid with her 4 children, and husband- wonderful person to talk with and learned lots of good down home common sense things. Reminded me of Amy and Brian a little, just good solid folks.
Here much of the food crop land is being converted to wine grapes – just as many areas I have been through from Texas to Alaska.
Funny how I get a sense that perhaps we are turning out food producing into wine and fuel. Grapes and Corn.
I thought I might have picked up a thorn – turns out the tube was coming through a worn spot.
Made it to this county camp ground just before dark – fixed the flat and hit the sack after a 53 mile day.