Scrabbling Across The West Episode 19

City of Ten Thousand Buddhas outside gate.

May 25th, 2016. Day 19.

Recorded in Jedediah Smith State Park, CA.

Park entrance.
The entrance to Jedediah Smith State Park.

A rough night last night, noisy foul-mouthed neighbors, we called the cops. Stephanie recreates a few moments of it (bleeped for sensitive ears). Oatmeal and coffee for breakfast. This is Stephanie’s first experience with oatmeal and she likes it, Dave speaks about his oatmeal history. Tangwiches and breakfast cereals are discussed. Stephanie sings the “Apple Jacks” song. Dave compliments Stephanie on the great job she did preparing for the trip.

City of Ten Thousand Buddhas outside gate.
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas outside gate.

We visit the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Stephanie describes peacocks appearance and behavior. There are, in fact, ten thousand Buddhas. We discuss religion and our history with it and we discuss gossips.

City of Ten Thousand Buddhas inside gate.
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas inside gate.
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas peacock front.
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas peacock front.
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas peacock's plumage.
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas peacock’s plumage.
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas peacock.
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas peacock's backside.
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas peacock’s backside.
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas shrine.
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas shrine.
A hawk doing sentinel duty out side of The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.
A hawk doing sentinel duty out side of The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.

We stopped at Eureka and then drove past tsunami warning signs.

Tsunami warning area.
Tsunami warning area.

Towering redwood trees. Trucks hauling logs and elk country. Bear boxes and cougar warnings. We won’t be going to my aunt’s house, there is sickness there. No phone service. Scrabble and then off to bed.

Bear box and tent.
Bear box right next to our tent.
Towering redwoods.
Towering redwoods. This picture doesn’t do them justice.
Looking up.
Looking up.
The Smith River.
The Smith River.
Stephanie beneath a redwood.
Stephanie beneath a redwood.

 

 

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