The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A New Discovery on an Old Trail


Like the fungi post of a couple days ago, here is another example of my not noticing things.  I've been along this trail dozens of times and never saw this.  I mean, it's right there!  Oh well, being a person who always tries to put a positive spin on an otherwise unpleasant situation, I just look at my not noticing as leaving room for new discoveries. 

There are quite of few of these hollowed out areas in Annadel Park.  These hollows are left over from when cobblestone was quarried and used in the building of San Francisco and other west coast cities, as well in their reconstruction after the 1906 earthquake.  However, cobblestone roads were not suitable for motorized vehicles, and by the 1920's demand for cobblestone declined.  This hollow is different from the rest in that it has this small tin roof shelter, for what purpose it had, I don't know.  There is no smoke residue and its too small to sleep in.

Sinbad and I will be away for a few days, off to the desert for peace and relaxation.  
I think I can find my way okay.
Be back later next week with new tales of misadventure.


13 comments:

  1. A mystery what it's for. Maybe some sign for hikers?

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  2. Dog shelter perhaps for the old stone quarry. Hope Sinbad goes well on that trip in the desert. Have a nice time.

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  3. a troll house...

    happy and safe getaway!

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  4. Oh, My...do I wish Bud and I were out in the desert nearby. What a luxury. We have to settle for old mountain trails searching for the obscure and non-populated ones. Peace and quiet is the mantra around this place. Love your find. Just glad I ddi not inadvertently step in it. That would not have been good. Bud is asking what the 29 1/2 meant...at least I think that was the number you mentioned. genie

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  5. I always feel a bit strange when I finally notice something I have passed by many times. I wonder if run-off water used to collect in that hollow. Curious, for sure.

    Enjoy your time away!

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  6. Glad Sinbad is doing well enough to go on a road trip. Have fun.

    Felicia

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  7. Enjoy your time away with your buddy.

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  8. A fascinating post!

    «Louis» hopes you and Sinbad have a relaxing time in the desert!

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  9. Interesting stuff John... Apologies for not commenting for a while.

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  10. Just thought I'd swing by and see how my old friends are doing. Every time I see a coach like yours I think of you. Glad to see you're still hard at it and things are well for you.

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  11. It's an interesting find. the tin roof is a bit of a mystery.

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  12. Glad Sinbad is feeling chipper enough to go cruising.

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  13. I like your philosophy of the unseen offering chances of later discoveries.

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