I have officially turned the corner of the half way point in the trip and touched the Pacific Coast. Taking the San Jaoquin from Fresno, down to Bakersfield, the end of the line with a 2 hour bus transfer to Oxnard on the coast.
There I was picked up by friends and two of my favorite people, Mark and Lil. Spent a few days relaxing with them at their home, doing laundry, swimming in the pool, making jokes, and of course kicking their ass at skip-bo. They are always gracious hosts and some of the most down to earth, fun people I know.
The weather was a beautiful low 70s with very little humidity. It was a fantastic time to relax, slow down and enjoy their company. After a brief journey south to LA tomorrow, I begin my journey back east. I just hope I left the pillows the way I found them, I know Lil will check.