This is the fourth post in a new series that explores some of my research and adventures while writing A Feast of Weeds, a post-apocalyptic adventure trilogy.
On the second day of the trip we had breakfast at this small diner with great local food–Raul’s Striper Cafe. We got an early start on the road, crossing the beautiful Rio Vista bridge back into Sacramento County. I took less pictures this day since I was tired and sore and wanted to keep moving. Still, the countryside was gorgeous and we discovered a number of delta town gems, including a Japanese Bath House and the town of Locke. We didn’t have time to explore like we wanted, so while biking home on this trip we began planning a second one. The stories and pictures from that second trip will post over the next few months.
While I didn’t write while on the bike, I worked hard on A Feast of Weeds in other ways. I also learned how deeply connected Sacramento is to delta culture. Of course, I had known this before the trip, but actually exploring the roads and levees and sloughs and ferries that connect Sacramento to the ocean deepened my sense of place in a way I still can’t quite describe. But I know the experience will inform my stories for years to come.
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