Monday, May 01, 2017

It's been way too long.

This was as close as I got to a beach yesterday.  And I have to say, I've never felt quite so achy for a real beach trip after this. Yes, achy. I was a beach bum as a teenager, and I lived on the Santa Cruz side for a while as an adult. So instead of saying "wouldn't it be fun to go to the beach, sometimes I say - I NEED to go to the beach". It's really like a physical need. And I've been feeling this way for a while. But beach traffic is bad on a good day, and HWY 17 was messed up for a while, so I didn't even want to attempt that.

Yesterday was the first truly warm today this year, and everyone flooded to the beach. We spent 5 hours in traffic round trip just to get to Half Moon Bay. So a hop on the beach was all I got. I don't know what they are going to do about traffic because this crap is epic now. When you drive 5 hours for two hours of fun - that shit is crazy.


  1. Traffic is just gonna get worse...

  2. Yeah...... I know..... sucks.

    It's just the craziest thing ever right now. 10:30am on a Saturday - traffic going into the East Bay from Silicon Valley is almost as bad as commute traffic during the week. I have never seen anything like it.