Saturday, December 1, 2012


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Karen and I battled a horrific storm all the way to Modesto Toyota to pick up my Prius with its newly installed battery pack.  The winds and blinding rain made it a slow, careful drive.  It was still raining as we pulled in. And, then the bad news. We drove all that way and my car needs a relay switch and won’t be ready for two or three days. Guess what?  We called and were told the car was ready. I was not a happy camper.
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The rain abated somewhat as we headed home.
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At one point we had to move to the turn lane because the driving lane was completely flooded. The old truck is high off the ground, but it is never safe to drive through deep water. We estimated the depth at seven to 12 inches in some places.
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We decided to seize the day and pulled into a Mexican restaurant, Michoachan. The atmosphere and the food were just right. Cheerful and delicious. Wonderful old pictures on the walls, except they are under glass and none of them turned out very well. This one of Pancho Villa was decent and reminded me of our stop in Columbia, New Mexico earlier this year where we enjoyed the Cabalgata. Especially Mexico’s nearby county sheriff dressed like Pancho Villa with his  marvelous saddle horn in his image.
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It is interesting that the picture does not load with the correct pixelation, but it loaded fine in the blog of March 10th of this year if you want to visit the Cabalgata in full.

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