Padre Island

Padre Island National Seashore to be precise. Specifically I’m at the Bird Island Basin windsurfing beach on the Intracoastal Waterway. This was my driving goal, and now I have to figure out my next moves.

But for the next several days (I have 2 weeks) I can do some beach driving, grocery shop […]

Choke Canyon SP

Always a nice place to stop for animals and birds. It’s been a few years since I’ve been in South Texas and found that I’ve forgotten a lot of bird ID’s. So it will be a lot of fun getting refreshed.

Tomorrow to North Padre Island.

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Del Rio

My criticism of West Texas scenery, or lack of it, must have been bad karma. It was fog for 2 hours this morning, so no scenery.

The MORE Act to legalize marijuana passed out of the House’s Judiciary Committee to the floor today, a rather significant event. It completely deletes marijuana from the controlled […]

Marathon, TX

I had to take 2 days of sick leave just as I planned to leave Deming, but after a long drive I reached Van Horn. I’ve got several days of long drives ahead of me, mostly bored by the uninteresting scenery of West Texas.

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Texas tomorrow

It’s off through West Texas tomorrow. I’m aiming for Corpus Christie, but it will take me a few days to get there. This is always the least favorite trip for me.

California Cannabis Reform?

Normally when we hear about a reform to public policy it’s because the existing system is older, the world has changed in a significant way, or public attitudes have changed. California’s legal cannabis program is only 2 years old, and not completely implemented yet, but it appears reforms are already being contemplated.

The California […]

Deming, NM

I left Yuma the other day after completing all my tasks there and headed Eastward, planning on taking a few days stopping at favorite spots. In Gila Bend last night I realized that my goal was to see alligators and Yellow-headed herons on the Gulf Coast, and by messing around in Arizona I was […]

Watching Northern Cal

My preferred route back to the Peninsula is US-101, and it’s a preferred place to hang out in the Spring. After watching the winds and fires for a week I’m waiting for the media to turn their attention to the impacts.

Two Sonoma wineries were destroyed, half of the others had no damage, the […]