Hey Richard, GC, Mary, et al...
We're hopping on the "band" wagon too... My partner Brent & I are planning a trip to San Fran, hopefully for summer 2011. We're from Peterborough, Ontario, and have never had a chance to go further south than Vancouver. I'm so glad to find this thread and grateful for all the good advice. My partner is a prof/Dead scholar and we'll be looking at the city from an historic GDead lens. Is there still a GD productions office or has it all moved to Rhino?
Richard - j'espère que toi et Marjelaine passent de très bonnes vacances! Un peu de reportage ici après ton voyage sera beaucoup apprécié. Merci!
I put it in my favorites. Thanks, Richard.
thought ya might like this when ya come out: http://www.barbarycoasttrail.org/
head over to the Great American for this one!
7 Walkers feat: Bill Kreutzmann and Papa Mali with very special guest George Porter Jr.
Willits is my particular" vortex of darkspirit ".I would hesitate to single out Humboldt County(in spite of it's reputation),I lived there in Fortuna and attended 'The College of the Redwoods'.It's a long road from Cabrillo to Crescent City,along that road you will encounter redneck hairbillies,green meanies,happy heads and snoopy feds,the full spectrum of college students and summer tourists....Yet above it all and in the matted roots of the groves the spirit of the Redwoods supercedes all,the Turtle abides....
we should call it "tales from Humboldt County"....?
Holy moly cosmicbadger,if you can connect that story with "Going to San Francisco"don't keep us in suspense.I thumbed through the redwoods on 101 many times.There are some scary ol' "redbillies" in them thar hills....
P.S. I'll look around the forums to see if there is a more appropriate topic to share our "times we were scared s**tless and thought we had seen our last show "stories....
Its a great drive for sure..one of the best anywhere..have done it a few times; it makes your arms tired but it's worth it. But the one time I hitch-hiked it I ended up trapped in the back of a car by two crazies with a gun and a bottle of Southern Comfort debating whether they were going to kill me or not. Maybe I'll tell the full story some time..needless to say I escaped.
Wow, jackstraw, that sounds like a really cool ride, Drive thru the redwoods on the way to a furthur show. Man, that would be great. If ya go that way, can you get some pics? I haven't been thru there since the 60's, and I was just a kid then. Hey, is that one redwood you could drive thru still there? I seem to remember that they had to cut that one down. Anyway, have lotta fun.