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Day 37: On The Home Again, I just can't wait to get on the home again

Oakland, United States




We stopped for breakfast at an amazing truck stop on our way back home to Oakland recommended by a book I bought in Chicago called Roadfood. The book has been hit or miss, but this one was a hit. 24hr restaurant, velvet painting gallery, western store, and fiberglass dinosaur park all in one. Yee Ha! Just before the trip started I was talking to my friend Scott about Monte Cristo sandwiches. Ham, cheese and Turkey separated by three pieces of bread, egg battered, deep fried, and sprinkled with confectioners sugar. Today I had one. For breakfast.

We took I-5 the whole way home. I-5 is by far the most boring road in the country. I would know. There is nothing on that drive but farm after farm and then you get to Cowschwitz. Thousands of cows waiting to be turned into yummy steaks and hamburger. Gross. Yum. Gross. Yum. I can't decide, but am hungry.

We drove all the way to Oakland and decided to stop for dinner at my favorite Laotian restaurant (What ocean? Laotian.)Champa Garden

And then I drove home and stroked Peanut for a good long while.
Now I need to figure out what I'm going to do with my life. Wish me luck.



permalink written by  JRadhirsch on October 7, 2008 from Oakland, United States
from the travel blog: The Great American Road Trip
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Cowschwitz! I love it!
I70 through Kansas is equally as boring as 5, but at least Kansas give you a brochure with explanations of what crops you are looking at as you whiz on by.


permalink written by  cara on October 8, 2008


Yes...it's long overdue...but...WELCOME BACK YOU CRAZY KIDS!!!!

permalink written by  the Zote on October 14, 2008


you are so lucky to visit these nice places...
thank you for posting this, I'm going to go there myself in the nearest future


permalink written by  wow-traveler on October 7, 2009

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