Tacos at Metzy’s

While visiting my family for Thanksgiving, we went to Newburyport, MA for tacos at Metzy’s. I tried their fish taco, and a braised short rib special. Both were excellent!

Well hello, Mr. Coyote

Somewhere along CA-58, I stopped to stretch and noticed that I wasn’t entirely alone.

He noticed me and briefly stopped, before deciding I wasn’t interesting and carrying on across the plain.

Hetch Hetchy Valley & O’Shaughnessy Dam

I spent most of Saturday driving around Yosemite, and unlike my last visit, this time, I was able to visit Hetch Hetchy. This beautiful valley, the twin to Yosemite Valley, was John Muir’s favorite part of this National Park. Its unnecessary destruction for sake of water storage and power generation is, fortunately, now recognized as folly and there’s growing interest in removing San Francisco’s intrusion into what should’ve been a protected area.

The incessant noise created by releasing enough water to keep the Tuolumne River flowing was quite shocking. In what would otherwise be a very peaceful area, there’s this disruptive din.