It's been a couple of weeks since I took my inspirational little road trip up the coast with my old math buddy Rob Pollack and I just realized I never regaled you with images of our galavanting.
It was a wonderful trip that underscored a few truisms of travel that equally apply to life, and it feels important to share them with you.
1) Have a goal. With no reason beyond that it looked interesting, we aimed for Carrizo Plain National Monument.
2) Don't be hung up on your goal! A rock slide blocked the road to Carrizo so we simply went in a different direction.
3) If it looks like an interesting side excursion, take it! This is perhaps more obvious when on holiday, but I kind of think it applies equally to life in general. We noticed a tiny side road at one point that led to a magnificent walk along a beach, up a cliff and along some train tracks.
4) Stop to smell the flowers. This didn't apply very literally to our trip, but we did stop to look at a rock pools of wildlife down by the ocean and pretty much any fun thing that crossed our path.
All in all, a wonderful trip :)