Friday Links (29 Oct 10)

All the east-west roads that connect US-101 and I-5 look the same, and it’s always hard to remember whether I’ve driven on a particular one. Pretty sure SR-152 was new to me. The sight of San Luis Reservoir and its dark blue water caught me by surprise. I had a vague notion that it was out there somewhere, but its size and complete absence of vegetation were beyond my expectation.

We stopped at a Target in a town along the way — I want to say Dos Baños, but why would you name a place “Two Bathrooms”? Then again, there were at least that many, so why not?

Yeah, well… that’s all I’ve got.

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  1. When you live in the South Bay Area … and have reason to travel south on I-5, you get to know Los Banos …,+ca&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=39.644047,67.587891&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Los+Banos,+Merced,+California&ll=36.972935,-121.036377&spn=0.626466,1.056061&z=10

    … but never do understand how/why there’s a town named “the bathroom” ???

  2. Hello, thanks for the link. I attended college at Cal Poly and know those 101/I-5 connector roads well. Also, the town you stopped in is Los Banos– not terribly far from Neverland Ranch.

  3. I don’t buy them for myself. But, my parents buy them. When I visit, sometimes I eat Hot Pockets. Ham+Cheese is the kind I like. And, I like it “boiling-lava-hot”!

  4. @Didi: Thanks for the links!

    @LynchMob: Ah, I knew it was something like that. And upon further review, the town is named after a nearby creek. The things you learn on the Internet…

    @Graham: Thanks for the note. Cal Poly, eh? Alma mater of Ozzie Smith and Kevin Correia. SLO is one of my favorite towns in the entire world. Bookstores and brewpubs, the best farmers market ever… I need to get back up there.

    @Jacob: Excellent. They won’t burn your mouth, they’ll destroy it.