I left Monterey headed to Charlotte but took a two laner called Highway 220

i stopped to check out these waterfalls and ended up chatting with a gent who lives there whose great Grandmother owned the Land Grant Rancho Cabeza de Santa Rosa


shortly thereafter, i passed through Warm Springs and rolled by an immaculate golf course and discovered this stretch was called Sam Snead Memorial Highway


and then out of nowhere Hot Springs appeared with major Spa facilities, the Sam Snead Tavern and glitzy homes all around


a Little more small road meandering and it was time to head to Charlotte



Charlotte is a pretty cool town, especially in the NoDA neighborhood where my Fab Nephew Charlie and his wife Zoe live.


I never made it downtown, just hung with Charlie and played catchup although there are a lot of Breweries in his neighborhood i gifted him with a case of IPA


and then we went to Birdsong Brewery, bankrollers of his Cyclecross Team, where all the beers are named for songs – i enjoyed the Higher Ground IPA



Two Great Days with Yukon Chuck (i named him that in Dawson City Yukon when he was 5)

now off to Nashville!