Wednesday, November 10, 2010


We are in Fresno, CA at yet another - you guessed it - Walmart. It was a long day with driving through Sacramento. What a nightmare the highway is there! I had to stay out of the right hand lane because of all the merging vehicles that do not know how to merge. Please Americans - it is called an acceleration lane for a reason. Please do not pull in front of me going twenty MPH slower than me! One time I will not be able to slam on the brakes in time.

We spent an hour or so in the Olive Pit in Corning, CA. I love that store with its shelves full of bottled olives. We bought enough for Christmas (I hope) for just under $100. Garlic flavored, anchovy stuffed, feta stuffed, martini olives, plain green olives and the list goes on!

It is finally a little warmer! It is starting to feel like we are "South" for the winter. I can walk around in a long sleeve T-shirt and no jacket. It will only get better from here.


  1. How's the new Nuvi 1350T doing so far?

  2. Trust me, there is no driving school in the USA that teaches people how to merge into the freeway! In So. CA you might get the over-aggressive type who use the side of the road to get in front of you but otherwise you get the idiots. Our truck-trailer combo is well over 50 ft and it might as well be a motorcycle for as much thought people put into merging either in front of us or beside us. I'm waiting for someone to put their Honda into our living room area.

    Glad to hear you are finally getting warm. It's a cold world these days; just ask Mr. Obama! LOL

  3. Yes, they have different driving habits here. We have learned to move over in the seems to be the accepted method of dealing with merge lanes here.