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SINDWINDER BLOG POST #13.8: TO THE GREAT NORTHWEST

To a campground my the Sea with Lighthouse/ Carlyn's request

Thank you COPPERFIELDS, in Healdsburg! Thank you Claire and Ed Burdett for housing us in style and introducing us to the town! Great to meet you Maureen and Family, Gloria, and the lunch gals.

On the way north....some highlights:
Confusion Mountain, paint (all colors) splattered all over the highway (a spray paint truck disaster?), Redwoods, Wonder Stump Road, Pistol River, Sneaker Wave Warners on
Meyer's Beach, sand flies, big rocks, Humbug Mountain, Rogue River, wretched RV restrooms, Shutter Creek Correctional Institution, Orick, Reedsville, Drain.

Next stop ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS, Portland, OR., tonight at 7 with the Polly Dugan. Read More 
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NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO! THANK YOUR PETER BIELLO!

RADIO / ORANGE

Thank you Peter Beillo at New Hampshire Public Radio for making this interview on The Bookshelf happen. It's my first one.

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TRIP UPDATE: We are in Healdsburg, Ca for the 4th eating peaches that we picked yesterday at Gloria and Tom's and making deviled eggs with Kate and Sophie. The reading at Copperfield's last night was full, fun and they serves wine and cheese after all. I thought the libations had fallen through. Thanks Copperfield's gang for filling the place and for all the rest.

Next stops: Read More 
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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #13.5: SAN FRANCISCO and NORTH

NORTHWARD

After a long trip south, south, south through Kansas and Oklahoma then south and west through Texas, then west and north through New Mexico into Colorado, then Sidewinding in Utah, Nevada and to the coast of California, we are going North again...

Wine country.

Dogs. Dead ones, live ones.

Limes and and blood oranges.

Water restrictions followed and subverted as sprinklers spray -- daring the neighbors.

Firework stands. Iced tea.

A washing machine is a good thing... Thank you world.  Read More 
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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #13: CALIFORNIA CAN WAIT

Last of West (for now)

JUST EAST OF AUSTIN, NEVADA: Highway 50 to 376 south.

Hung a left off the Loneliest Highway for Jerry's Ranch.

He met us halfway, at the Campground near the cave.

Drove on to the stone house, to the mares let out and mustangs gotten in.

Scramble eggs, donkeys, and one new nameless goat.

A saloon had moved 85 miles with a bear rolled up with the knife that skinned it.

The view was long as was the ride into the box canyon. This is not fiction.  Read More 
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BOOK REVIEW: “Unnatural, unprecedented, as far as we know.”

THANK YOU FOR READING




“'Unnatural, unprecedented, as far as we know'...could just as well be describing this collection."

Read the whole review in Book Review / The Common Online .

Thank you Jennifer Acker and  Read More 
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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #13.1: DONKEY

NEVADA DONKEY






DONKEY: that's all.

And:

The Sindwinder tour is heading to BOOK PASSAGE at the Ferry Terminal in Downtown San Francisco RIGHT NOW. 6 pm. Be there or you know what. Send SF friends."

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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #12.9.6: SUMMITS AND CARAVANS

A LONG STRAIGHT DAY

Marshall drove Highway 50 = The Loneliest Road.

Salt Flats. 107.

Little Antelope Summit.

An arrow to Scipio.

Dust Devils ten stories high.

A Port-o-Potty Caravan. Two trucks full.

An arrow to Osceola.

A Solitary School Bus Stop. Read More 
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SINDWINDER BLOG POST #12.9: The NEXT GENERATION AT THE WHEEL

While Marshall drove the speed limit was 80:

Crossed into Utah : open, flat, hot,

Desert. Juniper. Goblin Valley

Spanish iterations

Floy.

Ghost Rock.

Black Dragon.

Lone Tree.

San Rafael Swell: "a land of desolation, dedicated forever to the geologist and artists, where civilization can find no resting place. "John Wesley Powell .  Read More 
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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #12.8: GRAND MESA = BUGS

Saying NO to GPS

STILLWATER LAKE TO CARP LAKE, COLORADO:

34 to 40 to I70 past Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain. Hung a left at Glenwood Springs in search of the Avalanche Creek Campground for lunch but it was lost and we never found it. Kept going off the beaten path through Marble, Redstone, Hotchkiss, Orchard City, Cedaredge to Grand Mesa National Forest where there are lots of bugs.

Camping was $8 with a senior NPS pass (go GB) and $16 if you are young and poor.

The fish were thick -- no gear. Read More 
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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #12.9.5: NEVADA HWY 50: THE LONELIEST ROAD

YES, OUR ROAD

JUST LEFT THE KOA KAMPGROUND IN ELY, NEVADA.

WE ARE PUSHING ON TO GREENER PASTURES (OTHER CAMPGROUNDS) IN AUSTIN, 147 MILES WEST.

WHY?

1. WE JUST GAINED ONE HOUR AT THE NEVADA BORDER -- PACIFIC TIME.

2. WE HAVE ALL HAD SHOWERS. (KOA, WE LOVE YOU). NOW HAVE A NEW MORE POSITIVE (HORSE TO BARN) STATE OF MIND.

3. CARLYN NEEDS TO GET TO CALIFORNIA. SHE CAN SMELL IT.

CHECK OUT CARLYN'S INTRAGRAM PAGE reptilehousebook... IT'S  Read More 
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