Had to work late last night.

Started heading home from Fashion Island, Newport Beach, at about 8:00PM

Of course, I took Ortega Hwy.

Cruisin’ the ‘flats’, not another car in site. I get to the ranger station on Orange County side and I’m thinking FINALLY! Downshift into second as I cross the start/finish line and excellerate into Turn 1. I’m about ready to shift when *BAM*! A completely loaded gravel truck is in my way, puttering along in first gear. Ugh. As he should, he pulled over for me the first chance he got and I got to continue along at speeds that the road was meant for!

I should make that drive late more often.