Sitting here in Chico, CA outside my friend's Mom's house... basically an uneventful 40-hour trip which ended about 2AM this morning, during which we stopped in Coachella, CA to pick some dates by the roadside. Not those scrawny things from the decorative palms found halfway up the left coast, either; these were the real deal, nice meaty California dates like those you pay big bucks for in the stores. They just let thousands of them fall for the birds and insects before they harvest. No complaints from me... I even knocked a few out of the tree onto my jacket, using a fallen frond. It's doubtful they'll harvest those growing on the side of the road where they get covered with diesel goop.

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