I changed my mind on doing more wine tastings today. I think three might have been a bit more than needed yesterday and I woke up with a stiff back today. I decided to make the trip up to Redding to satisfy an old curiosity.
Back in university, I had a goal to work for a video game localization company named Working Designs. They were based in Redding. Back then, Julie S and I were talking about marriage and moving to Redding. Of course, things changed and I never went to Redding or Working Designs. Working Designs closed its doors in 2005, but I was able to find the old address, so I decided to make the 200+ mile drive up to see Redding and the old location that would have been my workplace had everything worked out that way.
I stopped in Corning for a charge. While there, I found a Petro truck stop a mile away that had pay showers. After eating and charging, I drove over to Petro and tried the pay shower. The facilities are quite nice and clean. Definitely recommend it for people on the road. The showers are pricey at $13, though. My back had tightened up so much that the shower and walking were tough. I hobbled back to the car and ate some ibuprofen which did help to loosen things up.
Arriving at the old Working Designs address was interesting. It’s now a trucking company. It’s on the outskirts of town and not what I had imagined over the years. I sat there in the lot for a while thinking about it. Afterwards, I drove North through Redding looking around a bit and then I double-backed on I5 heading South again.
I decided to branch a bit and check out Sacramento. Yesterday I noticed that my shoes are getting worn and ready for replacement. I thought I might find some new ones at a mall in Sacramento and spend more time walking around getting light exercise and loosing up the back and legs. I arrived at Arden Fair outlets. More expensive than I wanted to go, but a good place for walking around. I found a restaurant serving SouthWestern food and had dinner.
Next I drove over to the SuperCharger in Vacaville. This charger is located in the parking lot of a massive set of outlet shops, more sprawling than I’ve seen elsewhere. I walked around while charging doing window shopping. I found some shoes but didn’t want to pay that much. I only bought two truffles while there. 😉
Finally, I headed back to the Napa SuperCharger that I slept at last night. I’ll sleep here again tonight then head to Tesla tomorrow for the factory tour. 🙂 No pictures taken today.