RCB wasn’t too far away from my house today. Sorry I missed the ride, but I went out for a ride of my own this morning. The last info I had from John was that he was in the lead for points on the RTN tour. That just won’t do.
I met my bride for her lunch break in Martinez at 10:00. From there I rode south on 680 to 101 s/b. At King City the ride got pretty, and fun – just what I’d come out for.
Jolon Road (Monterey G-14) is a smooth two-lane asphalt ribbon with gradual sweepers, winding through spring green California coastal hills. The guard gate/check point into Fort Hunter-Leggett was easy – I had my DL, reg, and insurance all ready; I was waived through with a smile.
Ya know, this post wouldn’t be a bad permanent party assignment for a soldier: small, pretty countryside, mostly serving transient reserve and guard forces. It’s probably somewhat laid back for an Army post. It sure seemed a sharp contract to the post I spent most of my Army time – Fort Hood. Two full divisions, plus several independent brigades. Hood was not a laid place.
The most remote of the California missions is on Hunter-Leggett. Father Serra founded this Mission, San Antonio de Padua in 1771, to save/enslave the indigenous people of California. (Based on your own personal beliefs, you pick which is right). This was the third of the twenty-one California missions.
But more to the point — this site is worth 1470 points in the Road to Nowhere Tour!
I bet I can out run those tracks -- But I doubt I could out run that one-five-two mike-mike!
If you ever find yourself between King City and Paso Robles, and you aren’t in a rush, I’d like to suggest you steer your scooter off of 101, and try G-14 for a nice by-way break. I recommend it.
A short cut to Morro Bay off of SR 46 is Old Creek Road, which passes by the Whale Rock reservoir.
California poppies in the spring:
A few minutes later I was in Morro Bay with 5730 points more with my picture of Morro Rock.