Yesterday after work was like a prelude, a two hour drive in the afternoon through Sac Valley heat that affords us a 117 mile advantage for our ambitions today. The payoff last night was wonderful eats and white wine with Greg and Marcy at their farmhouse at Dairyville Acres. Stories ensued on the back patio under their big sky, noting the stars, meteors. This morning’s sun is tame now, but will bake the valley floor in a few hours. We, however, will scoot north into Oregon.