A trip to Sacramento

Wednesday this week, I had to drop Courtney off in Sacramento where Barbara is for a teacher conference: a perfect opportunity to take the Porsche out.  I wanted to get there fast, but there were a lot of police around on 680.  They were pulling all kinds of people over, and I didn’t want to be one of them so I stayed at the speed limit.  When we got to I-80, I guess there was some sort of construction going on, fortunately on the other side of the road.  The traffic was backed up easily for ten miles.  I did not want to be a part of this going home, so I took a mental note not to return this way.

Although Google Maps and my own navigation system said that 680 to I-80 was the fastest way to Sacramento, it took two hours.  I had planned on beating this, but that sure didn’t work out.  I’m thinking that I-5 would have been faster.

I warned Barbara’s teacher friends not to go home on I-80.  Barbara, Courtney and I went to lunch then went to the Crocker Art Museum.  We were very impressed by the place.  The third floor had all the good art, and a special exhibit of glass sculpture.  Now, “glass sculpture” sounds boring, but I assure you that this was not boring.  Some amazing things had been done in glass.  I thought it was better than the Corning Glass Museum in New York, and that’s saying something.  Part of the Crocker Museum is also the original Crocker house, which is Victorian.  I liked that very ornate building as much as the art inside.

Alas, it was time to go – past time actually.  It was now 4:15 and I needed to be home by 6 so I could practice guitar before band practice.  It was a tall order.  I took I-5 – my navigation system yelling at me for the first half an hour to turn back – and then tried to cut through Livermore as a “shortcut.”  I’m pretty sure it wasn’t.  I also got lost.  Having said that, I got home at 5:45.

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