Sorry for the past few days of unannounced silence. I've been in Santa Barbara for my brother's wedding.
The weather there was foggy and cold with falling wildfire ash. The ash is typical this time of year, while the fog was a real surprise.
We flew in to San Francisco and stayed with my folks, then drove down for the wedding. I've driven 101 down to Santa Barbara countless times in the past, but this was the first time in about 10 years. The big change is the formerly boring stretch of nothing from about Salinas to San Luis Obispo. Now the whole thing is planted with grapes.
I'm trying out a new blog editor today. So if this or subsequent posts are strange-looking, that's the reason.